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.
'‘This song to come, this reader to become’: Reading Blanchot’s Style of Paradox,” by Mario Aquilina (University of Malta)
A seminar in the staff and postgraduate research seminar programme.
Mario Aquilina is a third-year part-time Ph.D research student working under the supervision of Professor Timothy Clark. Having read for a BA (Hons) and MA in English at the University of Malta, Mario is now a full-time lecturer of English at the Junior College of the University of Malta and a part-time lecturer within the Department of English at the University of Malta, where he delivers courses in Victorian Literature, the Development of English Literature, Creative Writing Skills for Journalists and Literary Theory. In his Ph.D research, Mario is exploring the notion of style, its theoretical definitions through history, and, in particular, the way "deconstructive" thinkers like Maurice Blanchot and Jacques Derrida reinvent style as an "event" in their (anti-) theoretical work. His two latest papers discuss Blanchot's style of paradox in 'René Char' and Fredric Jameson's conception of style in The Political Unconscious.
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)