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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.

Freetown-on-Avon: David Garrick’s Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769

19th February 2015, 18:00 to 19:00, St Chad's College Chapel, Professor Ewan Fernie

The annual Robin Dix Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Professor Ewan Fernie.

Professor Ewan Fernie is the Chair of Shakespeare Studies and Fellow at the Shakespeare Institute. He writes that "As a critic, I'm about opening up and analysing the life there is in Shakespeare and other literature. This involves thinking about the ways verbal and dramatic art constitute sensuous, ethical and even spiritual experience." His latest book is The Demonic: Literature and Experience. This links demonic to psychological, sexual and more positive religious experience and seeks a more experientially honest and intense way of doing and writing criticism. He is also the author of Shame in Shakespeare.

The annual Robin Dix memorial lecture commemorates the life and work of a Lecturer in the Department of English Studies, Dr Robin Dix (1956-2007). Dr Dix was a specialist in eighteenth-century writing and thought, particularly the writings of Mark Akenside, the Newcastle physician and poet. Previous memorial lectures have been delivered by Professor Nicholas Roe (University of St Andrews) and Emeritus Professor Andrew Sanders (Durham University).

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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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