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 Aloud: Philip Larkin
Professor J. R. Watson, author of the seminal article 'The Other Larkin' (1976), and Professor Stephen Regan, author of the acclaimed monograph, Philip Larkin (1992), numerous essays and articles on Larkin, and editor of the Philip Larkin Casebook (1997), read a selection of Larkin's work.
The Centre for Poetry and Poetics (Director, Prof. Stephen Regan) is a unique and important archive of materials relating to twentieth-century poetry. The Centre provides a focus for research in twentieth-century poetry and poetics and has important links with regional and community poetry activities around Basil Bunting (1900-1985), one of the most significant writers from the North-East. The Centre has developed close links at the regional level with northern writers' groups and other cultural organisations, and has international links with American and other overseas institutions. The Centre also continues to promote the practice of "live" poetry reading which Bunting championed.
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)