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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Event Archive

This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

Gendering Madness: Shakespeare's Macbeth Revisited by Verdi

16th November 2011, 16:30 to 18:00, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Dr Maria Frendo (University of Malta)

Dr Maria Frendo is Lecturer in English at the University of Malta, where she teaches courses in sixteenth-, seventeenth- and eighteenth-century poetry, Restoration and Modern Drama, the short story, and English Literature and Music. Dr Frendo’s PhD thesis at the University of Durham focused on T. S. Eliot and the Music of Poetry. A fully qualified musician and musicologist, Dr Frendo’s main current research aims at integrating the two disciplines of English Literature and Music. She is currently completing papers on ‘T. S. Eliot and Modernism’, on the literature of Symbolism and Decadence, on Shakespeare and Verdi and on ‘The Libretto and Musical Aesthetics of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’.

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Research in English At Durham (READ) blog showcasing the the literary research emerging from the Department of English Studies


We host a large number of conferences, lectures and seminars each year, many of them open to the public. Find out more on our Events page.


Many of our public lectures, seminars and conferences are recorded, and can be listened to as podcasts.

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Next Event

  • 29th January 2021
  • Title TBC
  • Online (Zoom)
  • Dr Hannah-Rose Murray (University of Edinburgh)