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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.

Time Machines: The Past, the Future, and How Stories Take us There

Step through a portal and journey through time. This exhibition at Palace Green Library reveals how advances in science allowed authors like HG Wells to write about parallel universes, alternate histories and future worlds.

Time Machines

Thursday 22 June 2017

Time Travellers

6:00pm to 9:00pm, Palace Green Library

A special late event in connection with the exhibition Time Machines, featuring live performances, music and film.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 5 July 2017

Catholicism, Literature, and the Arts, 1850 to the Present

Hatfield College, St Chad’s College, and Ushaw College

This international conference will explore Catholicism, literature and the arts, including the question of whether there is a distinctive tradition of ‘Catholic literature’.

Contact theresa.phillips@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 6 July 2017

Catholicism, Literature, and the Arts, 1850 to the Present

Hatfield College, St Chad’s College, and Ushaw College

This international conference will explore Catholicism, literature and the arts, including the question of whether there is a distinctive tradition of ‘Catholic literature’.

Contact theresa.phillips@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 7 July 2017

Catholicism, Literature, and the Arts, 1850 to the Present

Hatfield College, St Chad’s College, and Ushaw College

This international conference will explore Catholicism, literature and the arts, including the question of whether there is a distinctive tradition of ‘Catholic literature’.

Contact theresa.phillips@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Sunday 9 July 2017

Gower, His Contemporaries, and Their Legacy in MSS and Early Printed Books, 1350-1550

6:00pm to 4:00pm, Durham University

The Early Book Society and the John Gower Society are pleased to announce that the fifteenth biennial conference of the Early Book Society and the IVth International Congress of the John Gower Society will be hosted by the University of Durham, UK, from 9th to 14th July 2017. The Congress theme is ‘Gower, His Contemporaries, and Their Legacy in MSS and Early Printed Books, 1350-1550’. The local organizers are Elizabeth Archibald and Corinne Saunders (Department of English Studies, Durham), and the co-chairs are Martha Driver (Early Book Society) and Bob Yeager (John Gower Society).

For further information, please see the conference webpages.

Contact a.e.dow@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 10 July 2017

Gower, His Contemporaries, and Their Legacy in MSS and Early Printed Books, 1350-1550

6:00pm to 4:00pm, Durham University

The Early Book Society and the John Gower Society are pleased to announce that the fifteenth biennial conference of the Early Book Society and the IVth International Congress of the John Gower Society will be hosted by the University of Durham, UK, from 9th to 14th July 2017. The Congress theme is ‘Gower, His Contemporaries, and Their Legacy in MSS and Early Printed Books, 1350-1550’. The local organizers are Elizabeth Archibald and Corinne Saunders (Department of English Studies, Durham), and the co-chairs are Martha Driver (Early Book Society) and Bob Yeager (John Gower Society).

For further information, please see the conference webpages.

Contact a.e.dow@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tuesday 11 July 2017

Gower, His Contemporaries, and Their Legacy in MSS and Early Printed Books, 1350-1550

6:00pm to 4:00pm, Durham University

The Early Book Society and the John Gower Society are pleased to announce that the fifteenth biennial conference of the Early Book Society and the IVth International Congress of the John Gower Society will be hosted by the University of Durham, UK, from 9th to 14th July 2017. The Congress theme is ‘Gower, His Contemporaries, and Their Legacy in MSS and Early Printed Books, 1350-1550’. The local organizers are Elizabeth Archibald and Corinne Saunders (Department of English Studies, Durham), and the co-chairs are Martha Driver (Early Book Society) and Bob Yeager (John Gower Society).

For further information, please see the conference webpages.

Contact a.e.dow@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 12 July 2017

Gower, His Contemporaries, and Their Legacy in MSS and Early Printed Books, 1350-1550

6:00pm to 4:00pm, Durham University

The Early Book Society and the John Gower Society are pleased to announce that the fifteenth biennial conference of the Early Book Society and the IVth International Congress of the John Gower Society will be hosted by the University of Durham, UK, from 9th to 14th July 2017. The Congress theme is ‘Gower, His Contemporaries, and Their Legacy in MSS and Early Printed Books, 1350-1550’. The local organizers are Elizabeth Archibald and Corinne Saunders (Department of English Studies, Durham), and the co-chairs are Martha Driver (Early Book Society) and Bob Yeager (John Gower Society).

For further information, please see the conference webpages.

Contact a.e.dow@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 13 July 2017

Gower, His Contemporaries, and Their Legacy in MSS and Early Printed Books, 1350-1550

6:00pm to 4:00pm, Durham University

The Early Book Society and the John Gower Society are pleased to announce that the fifteenth biennial conference of the Early Book Society and the IVth International Congress of the John Gower Society will be hosted by the University of Durham, UK, from 9th to 14th July 2017. The Congress theme is ‘Gower, His Contemporaries, and Their Legacy in MSS and Early Printed Books, 1350-1550’. The local organizers are Elizabeth Archibald and Corinne Saunders (Department of English Studies, Durham), and the co-chairs are Martha Driver (Early Book Society) and Bob Yeager (John Gower Society).

For further information, please see the conference webpages.

Contact a.e.dow@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 14 July 2017

Gower, His Contemporaries, and Their Legacy in MSS and Early Printed Books, 1350-1550

6:00pm to 4:00pm, Durham University

The Early Book Society and the John Gower Society are pleased to announce that the fifteenth biennial conference of the Early Book Society and the IVth International Congress of the John Gower Society will be hosted by the University of Durham, UK, from 9th to 14th July 2017. The Congress theme is ‘Gower, His Contemporaries, and Their Legacy in MSS and Early Printed Books, 1350-1550’. The local organizers are Elizabeth Archibald and Corinne Saunders (Department of English Studies, Durham), and the co-chairs are Martha Driver (Early Book Society) and Bob Yeager (John Gower Society).

For further information, please see the conference webpages.

Contact a.e.dow@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 26 July 2017

Humour, History, and Methodology: A Multidisciplinary and Trans-Professional Enquiry

9:00am to 5:00pm

This conference invites researchers to engage in cross-disciplinary reflection on how to identify and understand humour from the past, and on what may be similar across disparate cultural materials.

Contact daniel.derrin@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Can Novelists Predict the Future?

1:00pm to 2:00pm, PG 21 Pemberton Building, Andrew Crumey (Northumbria University)

A free talk to accompany the exhibition, Time Machines, in which novelist Andrew Crumey explores the phenomenon of literary precognition.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 27 July 2017

Humour, History, and Methodology: A Multidisciplinary and Trans-Professional Enquiry

9:00am to 5:00pm

This conference invites researchers to engage in cross-disciplinary reflection on how to identify and understand humour from the past, and on what may be similar across disparate cultural materials.

Contact daniel.derrin@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 28 July 2017

Humour, History, and Methodology: A Multidisciplinary and Trans-Professional Enquiry

9:00am to 5:00pm

This conference invites researchers to engage in cross-disciplinary reflection on how to identify and understand humour from the past, and on what may be similar across disparate cultural materials.

Contact daniel.derrin@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 10 August 2017

The Coarseness of the Brontës: A Reappraisal

9:00am to 5:00pm, Durham University

In the bicentenary of Branwell Brontë’s birth, this conference will re-appraise notions of coarseness in its widest sense in relation to all of the Brontës.

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


Friday 11 August 2017

The Coarseness of the Brontës: A Reappraisal

9:00am to 5:00pm, Durham University

In the bicentenary of Branwell Brontë’s birth, this conference will re-appraise notions of coarseness in its widest sense in relation to all of the Brontës.

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


Wednesday 16 August 2017

Late Summer Lectures

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Alington House

Our Late Summer Lecture series brings the best of postgraduate and early-career research to a public audience. Lectures will be held weekly from 16th August to 4th October.

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


Wednesday 23 August 2017

Late Summer Lectures

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Alington House

Our Late Summer Lecture series brings the best of postgraduate and early-career research to a public audience. Lectures will be held weekly from 16th August to 4th October.

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


Wednesday 30 August 2017

Late Summer Lectures

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Alington House

Our Late Summer Lecture series brings the best of postgraduate and early-career research to a public audience. Lectures will be held weekly from 16th August to 4th October.

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


Wednesday 6 September 2017

Late Summer Lectures

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Alington House

Our Late Summer Lecture series brings the best of postgraduate and early-career research to a public audience. Lectures will be held weekly from 16th August to 4th October.

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


Friday 8 September 2017

Neo-Victorian Decadences

9:00am to 5:00pm, St John's College

This two-day academic conference aims to refocus Neo-Victorian studies by considering reinterpretations and representations of nineteenth-century decadence in works from the Interwar period to the present day.

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


Saturday 9 September 2017

Neo-Victorian Decadences

9:00am to 5:00pm, St John's College

This two-day academic conference aims to refocus Neo-Victorian studies by considering reinterpretations and representations of nineteenth-century decadence in works from the Interwar period to the present day.

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


Wednesday 13 September 2017

Late Summer Lectures

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Alington House

Our Late Summer Lecture series brings the best of postgraduate and early-career research to a public audience. Lectures will be held weekly from 16th August to 4th October.

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


Wednesday 20 September 2017

Late Summer Lectures

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Alington House

Our Late Summer Lecture series brings the best of postgraduate and early-career research to a public audience. Lectures will be held weekly from 16th August to 4th October.

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


Wednesday 27 September 2017

Late Summer Lectures

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Alington House

Our Late Summer Lecture series brings the best of postgraduate and early-career research to a public audience. Lectures will be held weekly from 16th August to 4th October.

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


Wednesday 4 October 2017

Late Summer Lectures

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Alington House

Our Late Summer Lecture series brings the best of postgraduate and early-career research to a public audience. Lectures will be held weekly from 16th August to 4th October.

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


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