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Department of English Studies

Podcasts

Many of our public lectures, seminars and conferences are recorded, and can be listened to as podcasts. For more podcasts, visit our blog Research English At Durham or visit us on Mixcloud.

New Podcast: JL Williams on the Origins of Her Poetry

When she was growing up in rural New Jersey, JL Williams wrote a play about pirates. Today, Williams is best known as a poet, but she has continued to sail […]

New Podcast: JL Williams on the Origins of Her Poetry

New Podcast: Explore Utopian York

The historic City of York embodies many stories from the past, but also has a story to tell about our possible future. A series of walking tour podcasts produced for York […]

New Podcast: Explore Utopian York

New Podcast: Will Harris on Becoming a Poet

It can seem dauntingly difficult for a young poet to gain a name and to get published by a respected press or magazine. But that’s exactly what Will Harris has […]

New Podcast: Will Harris on Becoming a Poet

New Podcast: Polly Atkin on the Places of Her Poetry

Polly Atkin published her first full length poetry collection, Basic Nest Architecture, in 2017. Like her two pamphlets before it – bone song (2008) and Shadow Dispatches (2013) – Basic Nest Architecture […]

New Podcast: Polly Atkin on the Places of Her Poetry

New Podcast: Gillian Allnutt on a Life in Poetry

Gillian Allnutt is the author of nine collections of poetry, the most recent of which, Wake, was published by Bloodaxe in 2018. Ahead of its publication, Suzannah V. Evans caught […]

New Podcast: Gillian Allnutt on a Life in Poetry

Reimagining the Wordsworths: Poetry and Diaries

The words of William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy are brought to audible life in a sound piece produced in a collaboration between the Wordsworth Trust, the Northern Bridge Doctoral […]

Reimagining the Wordsworths: Poetry and Diaries

New Podcast: Michael O’Neill Launches His Poetry Collection, Return of the Gift

Professor Michael O’Neill is the author of four books of poetry, the most recent of which is Return of the Gift. In this reading, recorded in February 2018, Michael O’Neill […]

New Podcast: Michael O’Neill Launches His Poetry Collection, Return of the Gift

Re-Imagining the Wordsworths: A Soundpiece

The words of William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy are brought to audible life in a sound piece produced in a collaboration between the Wordsworth Trust, the Northern Bridge Doctoral […]

Re-Imagining the Wordsworths: A Soundpiece

New Podcast: Becoming Sea: A Blurred Lyric of the Ocean

We humans are creatures of the land, who usually observe the sea from above its surface. Beneath the surface, though, the sea looks, sounds and feels like a distinct and […]

New Podcast: Becoming Sea: A Blurred Lyric of the Ocean

Andrew McMillan performs his Durham Book Festival poem, ‘Coalfield Dementia’

Andrew McMillan was Durham Book Festival poet laureate in 2017. He performs a new poem, ‘Coalfield Dementia’, inspired by how towns and villages across the North East have come to […]

Andrew McMillan performs his Durham Book Festival poem, ‘Coalfield Dementia’

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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.

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