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Department of English Studies


This page lists events with which English Studies staff and students are directly involved (staff and students should email to add an event here). To find English related events in Durham or in the local region organised outside of the Department, see our North East English Events newsletter.

Forthcoming Events

Two free exhibitions currently at Palace Green Library: ‘The best words in the best order’ - Poetry in Durham and the North East and Hearing Voices: Suffering, Inspiration and the Everyday

International Pynchon Week 2013

5th August 2013, 09:00 to 8th August 2013, 17:00, Durham University

2013 marks three significant anniversaries for readers and scholars of Thomas Pynchon: 50 years since the publication of his first novel, V., 40 since his most acclaimed work, Gravity’s Rainbow, and 250 years since the arrival of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon on American shores (the start of the surveying project that would divide a nation, which is the subject of Pynchon’s novel, Mason & Dixon).

Jeremiah Dixon was born and died in Cockfield in County Durham, and educated at Barnard Castle. Thus it is especially appropriate that the conference will be held at Durham University.

For more information and the Call for Papers, visit the official conference website.

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