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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.

Writing at the End of Capitalism: The Politics of Reconnection in the Contemporary London Novel

8th November 2017, 16:30 to 18:00, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Grant Hamilton (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

A staff and postgraduate research seminar exploring capitalism and contemporary fiction.

Grant Hamilton is Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His interests lie in twentieth century world literature (especially anglophone African literature); literary theory (especially postcolonialism, poststructuralism, and postmodernism); philosophy and literature (especially the work of Gilles Deleuze).

His most recent book was The World of Failing Machines: Speculative Realism and Literature (2016).

Contact for more information about this event.


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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