We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

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.

The Wisdom of Some Short Poems in the Exeter Book

14th November 2017, 17:00 to 18:00, Elvet Riverside 142, Professor Eric Stanley

The inaugural seminar of the new series Mothertongues? Gender, Ideology and the Vernacular Languages in Medieval Culture.

Professor Stanley was the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford from 1977 until his retirement in 1991, and is one of the most important medieval scholars of the 20th (and now the 21st) centuries. Taught by both C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien at Oxford, he has made vital contributions to Old and Middle English studies from the 1950s to the present day, particularly his work on Beowulf and The Owl and the Nightingale. His paper on Tuesday, ‘The Wisdom of Some Short Poems in the Exeter Book’, discusses some of the best-known Old English poetic works, but will be extremely interesting for non-specialists as well.

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.

Follow English Studies on Social Media

Research English At Durham Facebook Twitter Mixcloud

Next Event