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.
First Known When Lost: Modern Poetry and the Rural World, by Jem Poster
Jem Poster delivers The Basil Bunting Poetry Lecture on 'First Known When Lost: Modern Poetry and the Rural World'.
Jem Poster is the author of two novels, Courting Shadows (Sceptre, 2002)
and Rifling Paradise (Sceptre, 2006). Both have been highly praised: of
Courting Shadows, Julie Myerson wrote in The Guardian that it is â€˜as
intelligent, daring and profound as it is highly, bewitchingly readable â€¦
a fantastically tightly written, read-every-word novelâ€™, while Rifling
Paradise was described in the Times Literary Supplement as "immediately gripping...an epic tale whose figures in a landscape encapsulate a turning point in history." Jem has won first prize in both the Cardiff International Poetry Competition and the Peterloo Poets Open Poetry Competition; his poetry collection, Brought to Light, was published by Bloodaxe in 2001. He is Academic Director of the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival's creative writing programme and holds the Chair of Creative Writing at Aberystwyth 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)