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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.

The Songs of Leonard Cohen: Concert by Keith James

17th October 2018, 19:30 to 20:30, St Chad’s College Chapel

Celebrated singer-songwriter Keith James presents the songs and poetic sources of Leonard Cohen in an intimate style.

As part of this concert of Cohen’s best-known songs, including ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’, ‘Sisters of Mercy’, ‘Suzanne’ and ‘Hallelujah’, are poems by Federico García Lorca set to music. Lorca is said to be Cohen’s greatest influence. The concert will also include songs from Leonard Cohen’s Album You Want it Darker, released only 19 days before his death.

This is a Durham Book Festival event organised in collaboration with the Centre for Poetry and Poetics.

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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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