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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.

Derek Mahon Tribute Evening

14th October 2020, 17:30 to 19:00, Online (Zoom)

Join us for an evening of poetry at the inaugural online seminar of the Inventions of the Text 2020-2021 series to celebrate the life and work of Irish poet Derek Mahon.

There will be readings of Mahon’s poetry by Frances Leviston (University of Manchester), Prof Hugh Haughton (University of York), Prof John McAuliffe (University of Manchester), Prof Maurice Riordan (Sheffield Hallam University), Dr Paul Batchelor (University of Durham), Rachael Allen, Prof Stephen Regan (University of Durham), and Suzannah V. Evans (University of Durham).

We will close the evening by inviting an audience discussion with the panellists.

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Next Event

  • 29th January 2021
  • Title TBC
  • Online (Zoom)
  • Dr Hannah-Rose Murray (University of Edinburgh)