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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.

Ford Madox Ford

Ford Madox Ford and Editing: A Three-Day International Conference

12th September 2008, 12:00 to 14th September 2008, 13:00, St. John's College

This three-day international conference celebrates the major contribution made by Ford to English letters through his editorship, translation and collaborations. The conference includes the keynote speakers Professor Philip Horne (University College London) and Professor Martin Stannard (Leicester), as well as over twenty other speakers from the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands and the United States. There will also be an exhibition of literary manuscripts and a poetry reading organised by the Basil Bunting Poetry Centre, featuring the poets Michael O'Neill, Richard Price, Gareth Reeves and Peter Robinson.

Founded in 1908, Ford's avant-garde magazine, The English Review, introduced the public to controversial new writing from unknowns - including D.H. Lawrence, Rebecca West, Ezra Pound, and Wyndham Lewis - alongside work from established writers, Henry James, H.G. Wells, Hardy, Bennett and Conrad. His later venture, The Transatlantic Review, introduced Hemingway, Basil Bunting, Jean Rhys, and e.e. cummings, alongside Joyce, Stein and Williams, and continued Ford Madox Ford's brilliant and insightful work as editor.

To receive a Conference Programme and Booking Form, please contact Jason Harding.

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