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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.

Elysian Poetry: A Short History of Immortality, Homer to Heaney

26th November 2015, 16:45 to 18:00, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Palace Green, Professor Patrick Cheney

The inaugural Centre for Poetry and Poetics research seminar. All welcome.

Professor Patrick Cheney is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Pennsylvania State University.

Contact m.s.o' for more information about this event.

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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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