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Department of English Studies

Event Reviews and Reports

Reviews and reports about events organised by or featuring members of the Department of English Studies. These reviews are published for a wide audience via READ: Research in English At Durham.

Brexit and the Democratic Intellect

The debate surrounding Britain’s vote to leave the European Union exposed, among other things, a suspicion of ‘experts.’ How did intellectuals become alienated figures? And how might citizens and academics come together in […]

(16 May 2017) » Brexit and the Democratic Intellect

Report on Caribbean and Diasporic Culture, Creativity and Research

Dr Jennifer Terry reports on a recent symposium that explored practice-led research in relation to Caribbean and diasporic culture. On Weds 19 October 2016 ‘Caribbean and Diasporic Culture, Creativity and […]

(9 Nov 2016) » Report on Caribbean and Diasporic Culture, Creativity and Research

Language in its Given State: Review of Sinéad Morrissey at Durham Book Festival

The Irish poet Sinéad Morrissey was this year’s Durham Book Festival laureate, sharing her work with the public and students, and writing a new poem inspired by her time in Durham. […]

(20 Oct 2015) » Language in its Given State: Review of Sinéad Morrissey at Durham Book Festival

Citations of the Fantastic: Exploring Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights at Durham Book Festival

Philip Pullman’s Dark Materials trilogy has sold over 15 million copies worldwide – and a further 3000 copies of the first novel, Northern Lights, were distributed free for Durham’s ‘big read.’ The broad appeal of […]

(19 Oct 2015) » Citations of the Fantastic: Exploring Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights at Durham Book Festival

Disinformation: Review of Frances Leviston at Durham Book Festival

In the era of the internet, knowledge is only the touch of a button away – but at the same time we are surrounded by untruths, spin and manipulations that make it […]

(15 Oct 2015) » Disinformation: Review of Frances Leviston at Durham Book Festival

Featured event: Panel on William Godwin’s Middle Years at BSECS 2015

Originally posted on Pamela Clemit: A panel entitled ‘William Godwin’s Middle Years (1785-1805): New Letters, New Directions, New Critical Perspectives’ was held on 7 January 2015 at the 44th Annual Conference…

(21 Jan 2015) » Featured event: Panel on William Godwin’s Middle Years at BSECS 2015

Reflections on Literary Dolls: The Female Textual Body from the 19th Century to Now

The Literary Dolls conference was held on 8th March 2014, International Women’s Day. It was co-organised between St. Aidan’s College, the Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities, and the Department of English Studies. In a packed programme, […]

(31 Mar 2014) » Reflections on Literary Dolls: The Female Textual Body from the 19th Century to Now

Report on Teaching African American Literature and Culture

Alistair Brown reports on Teaching African American Literature and Culture, a one-day HEA-sponsored workshop organised by Jennifer Terry that reflected on pedagogical approaches, the politics of teaching, cultural canons, and the […]

(7 Feb 2014) » Report on Teaching African American Literature and Culture

Beyond the Two Cultures: Review of “Is Great Science Great Science Fiction?” at Durham Book Festival

Could Star Trek be considered a serious attempt at scientific thinking? Are scientists akin to novelists in their interpretations of the world? Dr Peter Garratt reviews the debate “Is Great Science […]

(8 Nov 2013) » Beyond the Two Cultures: Review of “Is Great Science Great Science Fiction?” at Durham Book Festival

Cuthbert and the Otters: Review of Paul Muldoon at Durham Book Festival

The Irish poet Paul Muldoon was Festival Laureate for Durham Book Festival 2013. Niall Hodson reviews his wide-ranging reading, which included a new poem especially commissioned for the occasion. The […]

(7 Nov 2013) » Cuthbert and the Otters: Review of Paul Muldoon at Durham Book Festival

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