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.
â€˜Listen your way in/with the mouthâ€™: the Poetry of Paul Celan
Paul Celan (1920-1970) was a Jewish Romanian-born German-language poet and translator. This lecture will examine his breath-related theories of poetic structure as described in his Georg Büchner prize speech, Meridian (1960), and as put into practice in his later poetry, particularly the collection Atemwende (Breath-turn, 1967), with illustrations from archive of recordings by Celan himself. It will also consider ways in which Celan’s work has been taken up in contemporary German culture by musicians, with a range of illustrations from the popular to the avant-garde.
David Fuller is Emeritus Professor of English at Durham, and former University Orator. He teaches on Shakespeare and has written on subjects from Medieval to contemporary. As a trained Musicologist, he is also interested in music, especially opera and song.
Free, no need to book. All welcome.
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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.
- 20th January 2021
- Sensory Experiments in Nineteenth-Century Literature
- Online (Zoom)
- Dr Erica Fretwell (University of Albany) and Dr Shannon Draucker (Siena College)