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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.

Silence and Sublimity in Tennyson

22nd May 2019, 17:30 to 19:00, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Dr Michael J. Sullivan

An Inventions of the Text seminar, exploring Tennyson's early notebooks.

Dr Michael J. Sullivan, Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church, Oxford, and an alumnus of Durham University, will be speaking on ‘Silence and Sublimity in Tennyson’s Early Notebooks’.

The theme for this year’s seminar series, ‘Borders’, will be addressed in its many guises: from the borders between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, between empirical and sceptical philosophy, and between draft and finished verse, to the insights that may be derived from authorial marginalia.

The seminar will be followed by drinks in The Victoria Inn and the option of dinner at Ristorante Capriccio. If you would like to join us for dinner, please contact us at

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


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