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.
Lauren Owen and Dan Vyleta: Masters of the Macabre
A Durham Book Festival event, featuring two of the Department's creative writers.
This event celebrates two highly acclaimed authors, whose work has made a big splash over the last year. Lauren Owen’s gothic novel, The Quick, is set in Victorian England in the world of the mysterious Aegolius Club. Lauded by Hilary Mantel and Kate Atkinson, The Quick combines romance, adventure and horror.
Dan Vyleta’s thriller, The Crooked Maid, is set in Vienna in 1948, and was described by The Independent as ‘a thrilling tale of war crimes, family secrets, murder and blackmail’.
Chaired by Professor Simon James
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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.
- 20th January 2021
- Sensory Experiments in Nineteenth-Century Literature
- Online (Zoom)
- Dr Erica Fretwell (University of Albany) and Dr Shannon Draucker (Siena College)