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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.

What Makes a Classic?

9th October 2016, 10:30 to 11:30, Durham Town Hall, Andy Miller

A Durham Book Festival event, chaired by Professor Simon James.

Why do some books become classics and others fall by the wayside? Who decides what makes a great book – critics or the public? What are the classics of the future? Join Andy Miller, our Reader in Residence and author of The Year of Reading Dangerously, and author Kit de Waal for an informative and inspiring discussion.

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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.

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