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Durham University

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 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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