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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.

Fragments Shored against Ruin: Reassembling 'The Waste Land'

1st March 2016, 18:00 to 19:30, Learning Centre, Palace Green Library, Dr Jason Harding

Part of the Institute of Advanced Study's Textual Evidence (The Life of Texts) Public Lecture series.

This series of lectures aims to tackle an ever-pressing issue common to most civilizations: the need for preserving the written legacy of peoples and nations as faithfully as possible, while ensuring its accessibility to future generations. The lectures are intended for a non-specialist audience and will address influential works in light of the textual evidence on which they rest. It is argued that an awareness of what the ‘life of texts’ entails is essential for a critical understanding of the transmission of culture.

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