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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.

'I Dream a World': The Life and Work of Langston Hughes

8th March 2012, 18:15 to 19:00, Elvet Riverside 142, Garrett Turner (University of St Andrews)

To coincide with the American Poetry module lectures on the Harlem Renaissance and in conjunction with The Centre for Poetry and Poetics, Garrett Turner will be performing his acclaimed one-act play on the life and work of Langston Hughes. Short clips from Garrett’s performance at Emory University can be viewed at:;

Garrett’s reading of Hughes’s poetry, drama and autobiographical writings takes place on Thursday March 8th in Room 142, Elvet Riverside from 6.15 to 7pm.

Everyone is very welcome.

Contact for more information about this event.


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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