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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

Inventions of the Text Seminar Series: 'In Search of Home: Form and Quest in the Poetry of Derek Mahon,' by Eleanor Chatburn (Durham University)

23rd February 2009, 18:15 to 19:15, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House

Eleanor is a first-year PhD student, working on Romantic legacies in modern Irish poetry. In this paper, she will range through Mahon's pre-occupation with the Quest narrative, and its communication through his use of form.

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Past Inventions of the Text Seminars