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Department of English Studies

Events

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Walpole’s Diminutions

6:15pm to 7:15pm, Elvet Riverside 141, Fiona Robertson (Durham University)

Despite being an important figure in his own time, Horace Walpole suffered put-downs from later writers and thinkers. Why? Find out at this free public lecture from our series Horace Walpole and his Legacies. Join the conversation via #WalpoleLegacies.

Contact fiona.robertson@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 17 January 2018

Breathing and vocal technique

6:15pm to 7:15pm, Prior's Hall, Durham Cathedral, Miranda Wright

The third event of the Arts of Breath series will be practical lecture-workshop conducted by classical singing teacher Miranda Wright with some of her regular vocal students to illustrate the place of trained breathing in vocal technique.

Contact sarah.mclusky@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 29 January 2018

Breathing in Choral Singing

7:30pm to 8:30pm, North Road Methodist Church, Julian Wright

The fourth event of the Arts of Breath series will be practical lecture-workshop conducted by Julian Wright in the form of an open rehearsal with the Durham Singers to consider the place of breathing in choral singing.

Contact sarah.mclusky@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 31 January 2018

The Shape of Free Speech: Rethinking Liberal Free Speech Theory

4:30pm to 6:00pm, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Prof. Anshuman A. Mondal (University of East Anglia)

In an age when free speech and fake news are major political questions, this Inventions of the Text seminar promises to explore the problem from an informed angle.

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


Wednesday 7 February 2018

‘Listen your way in/with the mouth’: the Poetry of Paul Celan

6:15pm to 7:15pm, Elvet Riverside 142, Professor David Fuller

In our fifth Arts of Breath event Prof David Fuller will consider the role of breath in the work of Paul Celan.

Contact sarah.mclusky@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 14 February 2018

Inventions of the Text

4:30pm to 6:00pm, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Dr. Thomas Bristow (Durham University)

All welcome to this Inventions of the Text seminar.

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


Wednesday 21 February 2018

Beckett, The Breath and The Choreographic

6:15pm to 7:15pm, Elvet Riverside 142, Professor Susan Jones (University of Oxford)

In the sixth event of the Arts of Breath series Prof Susan Jones considers how Samuel Beckett turned to the choreographic to understand and express the workings of the breath and the “happiness” of the void.

Contact sarah.mclusky@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 28 February 2018

Inventions of the Text Postgraduate Seminar

4:30pm to 6:00pm, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Jade Dillon (Limerick) and TBD

Join Inventions of the Text for two papers from research students.

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


Wednesday 14 March 2018

Breath in Fiction and Poetry

6:15pm to 7:15pm, Elvet Riverside 142, Michael Symmons Roberts

For our seventh Arts of Breath event, Michael Symmons Roberts will be reading from his novel, Breath, and from his poetry.

Contact sarah.mclusky@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 25 April 2018

Inventions of the Text Seminar

4:30pm to 6:00pm, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Dr. Tim Milnes (University of Edinburgh)

An Inventions of the Text seminar, title of paper to be confirmed.

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


Wednesday 9 May 2018

Inventions of the Text Postgraduate Seminar

4:30pm to 6:00pm, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House

An Inventions of the Text seminar featuring two papers by PhD researchers.

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


Wednesday 23 May 2018

Crossing the (B)order of Immersion: Phantasmal Intersubjectivity, Co-Presence and the Emersivity of Literary Characters

4:30pm to 6:00pm, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Dr. Marco Bernini (Durham University)

An Inventions of the Text seminar, looking at the psychology behind readers' experiences of fiction.

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


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