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.
An Inventions of the Text seminar
'T. S. Eliot's Shakespeare': This paper argues that Shakespeare is the most persistent presence in Eliot's poetry and criticism throughout his writing career, tracing the long arc of Eliot's Shakespeare from the iconoclasm of the early avant-garde provocateur which, in due course, was obliged to give way to the need to accommodate the greatness of Shakespearean tragedy to Christian belief, before a final period in which the modern verse dramatist sought to do justice not only to the 'musical' but the 'dramatic' excellence of Shakespeare's language.
Jason Harding is Reader in English Studies at Durham University and Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, University of London. His publications include a critical history of interwar British literary journalism, 'The Criterion' (Oxford, 2002), the edited collections 'T S Eliot and the Concept of Tradition' (Cambridge, 2007) and 'T S Eliot in Context' (Cambridge, 2011) and over forty articles, essays and reviews in books and in various journals, including the TLS, the London Review of Books, Modernism/Modernity, The Cambridge Quarterly and Essays in Criticism.
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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.
- 20th January 2021
- Sensory Experiments in Nineteenth-Century Literature
- Online (Zoom)
- Dr Erica Fretwell (University of Albany) and Dr Shannon Draucker (Siena College)