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Durham University

Department of English Studies

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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.

Northern Modernism Seminar

17th February 2012, 10:15 to 16:30, Deane Room, Palace Green Library

Hosted in conjunction with “Outrageously Modern!” exhibition of Fin-De-Siècle and Modernist Magazines.

10.15-10.45 Registration & Coffee

Welcome: Dr. Simon James

Professor Ann Banfield (University of California, Berkeley)
~ Samuel Beckett: A Few Images On and Off in the Mud

Dr Sandeep Parmar (Clare Hall, Cambridge University)
~ Unexpectedly Modern: Hope Mirrlees's Paris
Chair: Professor Patricia Waugh

12.50-2.00 Lunch

Matthew Hayward (Durham University)
~ "The specially new fizzing style": Joyce's 'Nausicaa' and the Language of Women's Advertising

Emily Ridge (Durham University)
~ Late Modernist Luggage: The Politics of Packing in Henry Green's Party Going and Pack My Bag
Chair: Dr. John Nash

3.20-3.50 Tea & Coffee

Sarah Kennedy (St. John's College, Cambridge University)
~ From elaborate music to "lucid stillness": T. S. Eliot's Shakespearean patterns
Chair: Dr. Jason Harding

4.30 Close of Symposium

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