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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.

Literary Theory: What is it and do We Need it

25th October 2006, 16:15 to 18:15, Scarborough Lecture Theatre, Chemistry Building

Professor Terry Eagleton, a world-renown critic and literary theorist will be giving a talk and responding in a forum on 'Literary Theory: What is it and do We Need it' followed by an open debate on Wednesday 25 October 2006 from 4.15 - 6.15 pm in the Scarborough Lecture Theatre in the Chemistry Building.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students will be participating in the forum and Professor Pat Waugh will be chairing. Everyone is welcome to attend and to join in the debate or simply to listen to the discussion

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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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