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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Inventions of the Text Seminar Series

Inventions of the Text complements our Research Seminar series. Inventions is organised by a team of postgraduate researchers, and combines papers by academics from Durham and beyond with presentations by PhD students. Seminars run roughly every couple of weeks during term time, with around eight or nine events a year. After each seminar, attendees are welcome to socialise with the speaker(s) over dinner. They are generally for University staff and students, although sometimes open to the public.

Forthcoming Inventions of the Text Seminars

Derek Mahon Tribute Evening

14th October 2020, 17:30 to 19:00, Online (Zoom)

Join us for an evening of poetry at the inaugural online seminar of the Inventions of the Text 2020-2021 series to celebrate the life and work of Irish poet Derek Mahon.

There will be readings of Mahon’s poetry by Frances Leviston (University of Manchester), Prof Hugh Haughton (University of York), Prof John McAuliffe (University of Manchester), Prof Maurice Riordan (Sheffield Hallam University), Dr Paul Batchelor (University of Durham), Rachael Allen, Prof Stephen Regan (University of Durham), and Suzannah V. Evans (University of Durham).

We will close the evening by inviting an audience discussion with the panellists.

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Past Inventions of the Text Seminars