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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.

NOTE CHANGE OF DATE AND TIME: 'Love and the Platonic Transcendent in the Fiction of Iris Murdoch,' by Dr. Miles Leeson (University of Portsmouth)

9th March 2011, 17:00 to 18:30, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Dr. Miles Leeson(University of Portsmouth)

A staff and postgraduate research seminar. Please note that the date for this seminar has now moved from 2nd March to 9th March 2011, and will now start at 17.00, not 16.30 as previously advertised.

Miles Leeson's first monograph Iris Murdoch: Philosophical Novelist was published in late 2009 and he is currently working on his second, The Philosophical Novel: A History as well as journal articles on post 9/11 fiction and postcolonial fiction and French postmodern thought. He previously held a tutorship at the University of Sussex where he completed his DPhil.

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