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Department of English Studies

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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.

An Evening of International Poetry

26th April 2018, 18:00 to 19:00, Hatfield College Chapel, Justyna Bargielska (Poland) and Gerdur Kristny (Iceland)

Everyone welcome to this free reading, as part of International Poetry Week.

Justyna Bargielska was born in Warsaw and teaches poetry and prose writing at Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Her publications include Dating Sessions (2003) and Bach for my Baby (2012). She won the Rainer Maria Rilke prize for poetry in 2001 and the Gdynia Literary Prize for Poetry in 2010. For further information see:

Gerdur Kristny is well known in Iceland for her poetry, but also for her children’s books. She graduated in French and Comparative Literature in Reykjavik, with a dissertation on Baudelaire. Her publications include Isfrétt (Ice Report), Launkofi (Hideaway), and Hoggstadur (A Weak Spot). She was nominated for the Icelandic Literature Prize in 2007. For further information see:

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