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Department of English Studies


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

Wednesday 14 November 2018

"Enprynted by me Will[ia]m Caxton": Marketing Manuscripts after Print

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Dr Aditi Nafde (Newcastle University)

After the advent of print, the role of the scribe was at risk of becoming obsolete. This Inventions of the Text seminar will show how scribes sought to emulate print practices as a way to keep their craft alive.

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Thursday 15 November 2018

Patriotism and Dissent: Anna Laetitia Barbauld and the Pleasures of the Imagination

6:15pm to 7:15pm, St Chad's College Chapel, Dr Emma Major (University of York)

We are pleased to present the annual Memorial Lecture, commemorating the work of our former lecturer Dr Robin Dix. This year's lecture will look at the literary relationship between Anna Laetitia Barbauld and Mark Akenside.

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Thursday 29 November 2018

Northern Voices

7:00pm to 9:00pm, St Chad's College Chapel

We've joined forces with Gong Fu poets to serve up a night of spoken word for all to feast on, with seven acclaimed regional poets on the bill.

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