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.
Poetry Reading by Kathleen Jamie
A poetry reading event, co-hosted by the Centre for Medical Humanities and the Department of English Studies. A bar and nibbles will be available.
Kathleen Jamie is a writer and poet. She was born in Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1962 and studied philosophy at Edinburgh University. She has published several collections of poetry, including: Black Spiders (1982), The Way We Live (1987), The Queen of Sheba (1994) and Jizzen (1999). Her poetry collection, The Tree House (2004), won the 2004 Forward Poetry Prize (Best Poetry Collection of the Year) and the 2005 Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award. A travel book about Northern Pakistan, The Golden Peak (1993), was recently updated and reissued as Among Muslims (2002). Of her acclaimed 2005 book of essays Findings, Andrew Marr wrote ‘I love this book…Its sharpness of looking, and directness of thought, will stay with me for a long time.’
As well as poetry, Kathleen Jamie writes for radio, especially travel-scripts, and specially commissioned long poems. She lives in Fife and in 1999 was appointed Lecturer in Creative Writing at St Andrews University.
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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.
- 20th January 2021
- Sensory Experiments in Nineteenth-Century Literature
- Online (Zoom)
- Dr Erica Fretwell (University of Albany) and Dr Shannon Draucker (Siena College)