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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Events

We host a large number of conferences, lectures and seminars each year, many of them open to the public. Subscribe to our monthly North East Literature Events newsletter and we'll keep you posted. If you are a staff member or student and want to publicise your event, contact alistair.brown@durham.ac.uk.

Wednesday 19 August 2020

Late Summer Lectures 2020

Romantic Wellbeing

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Online (Zoom), Dr Amanda Blake Davis (University of Sheffield) and Alex Hobday (University of Cambridge)

To kick off the theme of 'Body and Mind' for this year's Late Summer Lecture series, our first two papers will be discussing physical and mental wellbeing as seen through the lens of 18th century writers such as Percy Shelley, John Keats, and Mary Wollstonecraft.

Contact latesummerlectures@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Wednesday 26 August 2020

Late Summer Lectures 2020

The Political Magnetism of Charles I

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Online (Zoom), Kathleen Foy (Durham University) and Kimberley Foy (Durham University)

The second lecture in our Late Summer Lectures series is a panel which discusses the politics and intricacies behind the physical proximity of Charles I and his court from 1625-1640.

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Wednesday 2 September 2020

Late Summer Lectures 2020

T.S. Eliot and the Anxious Body

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Online (Zoom), Cécile Varry (Université de Paris)

Since mental health has obtained as much attention and priority as physical health in recent years, this lecture will evaluate the anxious bodies seen in T.S. Eliot's poems and his reaction to their tension.

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Wednesday 9 September 2020

Late Summer Lectures 2020

Angels and Armed Women

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Online (Zoom), Dr Sarah Burdett (University of Warwick) and Caitlin Rankin-McCabe (Durham University)

In this Late Summer lecture, two speakers will share their research on the diverse depictions of women's and angel's bodies as seen on the British stage during the French Revolution and in the early modern literature of writers such as William Shakespeare, John Milton, and John Donne.

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Wednesday 16 September 2020

Late Summer Lectures 2020

Trauma, Survival, and Remembering World War II

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Online (Zoom), Prateeksha Pathak (Cardiff University) and Dr Rosemary Walters (Independent Scholar)

In this 75th anniversary year of VE Day, literature, museums and archives preserve memories of the events of the Second World War. In the fifth instalment of the Late Summer Lecture series, these papers will address trauma and survival in the context of the war in Cornish poetry and European museums.

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Wednesday 23 September 2020

Late Summer Lectures 2020

North American Identities

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Online (Zoom), Dr Michael Docherty (University of Kent) and Dr Fransesca Mussi (Northumbria University)

In the sixth lecture of the Late Summer Lecture series, our speakers present on two aspects of American identity: the western frontier, and indigenous Canada.

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Wednesday 30 September 2020

Late Summer Lectures 2020

Muriel Spark and Sound Technologies

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Online (Zoom), Beatriz Lopez (Durham University)

Sound and communication technologies have been at the forefront of 2020, but they were just as important 75 years ago. In our penultimate lecture of the Late Summer Lecture series, Beatriz Lopez discusses Muriel Spark's work with deceptive sound technologies during the Second World War.

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Wednesday 7 October 2020

Late Summer Lectures 2020

Physical Sensation

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Online (Zoom), Josh Allsop (Durham University) and Katharine Cheston (Durham University)

How in touch are we with our bodies? In our final talks of the Late Summer Lectures series, our speakers discuss the puzzles of physical sensation in autobiography and difficult poetry.

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