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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.

'Why Tennyson?' and 'Why now?' Alfred Tennyson in 1862 and 2012

14th November 2012, 16:30 to 18:00, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Professor John Batchelor (Newcastle University)

A staff and postgraduate research seminar.

John Batchelor's books include a literary history, The Edwardian Novelists (1982), and monographs on H.G.Wells (1985) and Virginia Woolf (1991); and he was general editor for Oxford University Press of the World's Classics edition of Conrad (1980 - 2002).

His new biography of Tennyson, entitled Tennyson: to strive, to seek, to find, will be published by Chatto & Windus, November 1 2012.

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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.


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