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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.

Dead [Women] Poets Society

10th October 2015, 17:00 to 18:00, Empty Shop HQ

A Durham Book Festival event. Please book tickets (from £4) via the Festival website.

Who are the Dead Women Poets? How “dead” are they? And what is our relationship to them, as contemporary women, poets, artists, “queens of the whole world”?

Join four emerging women poets from Durham University and across the UK—Jasmine Simms, Sarah Fletcher, Helen Bowell and Katie Byford—for an evening exploring the lost female voices of the poetic canon. Through a process of readings and reflections, we will briefly re-examine the the voices of four dead female poets, exploring their influence on our writing and identities today.

A Cuckoo Young Writers event at Durham Book Festival in collaboration with The Writing Squad.

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Research in English At Durham (READ) blog showcasing the the literary research emerging from the Department of English Studies


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