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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.

The 1820s: An Improvisational and Speculative Moment

22nd February 2013, 17:00 to 18:00, Birley Room, Hatfield College, Professor Angela Esterhammer (University of Toronto)

This is the second of a series of seminars sponsored by the British Academy that will run more or less monthly during 2013, under the title “Making A Darkness Visible: The Literary Moment 1820-40.” The events will feature invited speakers of international distinction to address the two decades habitually regarded as an interval or fringe dividing Romanticism and Victorianism.

Following this talk, there will be two responses from two specialists on the period, Dr Michael Rossington (Newcastle University) and Dr Pete Newbon (Northumbria University). There will also be a wine reception. Staff, postgraduates and members of the public are warmly invited to attend.

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