Welcome to our podcasts, featuring interviews and readings by some of our researchers. You can also download recordings of many of our public lectures, delivered to be accessible and interesting for a wide audience. If you have enjoyed any of these podcasts, please help us by leaving your feedback at the bottom of the page.
The Centre for Poetry and Poetics held an evening to celebrate the poetry and influence of T.S. Eliot. His poetry – and that of later poets such as Donald Davie and Hart Crane – was read by two scholars who specialise in Eliot’s life and works. Dr Gareth Reeves has written extensively on British and American poetry of the twentieth century, including a book on T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. Dr Jason Harding is a member of the Eliot Editorial Project, producing authorised, fully annotated editions of The Complete Prose. Most recently he has edited the collection, T.S. Eliot in Context.
These podcasts include readings and discussions of poetry by our published creative writers and researchers. They also celebrate poetry as a spoken art form, with public readings of well known poets run by the Centre for Poetry and Poetics.
This series of podcasts explores how reading and studying literature can have a wider social value. Understanding how literary writers have represented issues such as ageing, world politics, or science can help us to construct better societies today.
Recordings of public lectures delivered by our academics and researchers. The Department of English runs or co-organises a wide variety of lectures every year, for the benefit of a broad audience. To find details of future events, or to subscribe to our monthly events newsletter, visit English Events at Durham.
Complete Alphabetical Listing of Podcasts
- An Evening with TS Eliot, by Gareth Reeves and Jason Harding
- Beauty, the Most Moral of All Values, by James Woodward
- Gareth Reeves Reads From His Poetry Collection, To Hell with Paradise, by Gareth Reeves
- How Literature Changes the Way We Think About Ageing, by Michael Mack
- John Clegg and Gareth Reeves Discuss the Challenges of Researching and Writing Poetry, by Gareth Reeves and John Clegg
- John Clegg Reads From His Poetry Collection, Antler, by John Clegg
- Mirrors of Madness: Emotional Blindness, Narcissistic Doubling and Paranoia in Nabokov’s Lolita (1955) and Pale Fire (1962), by Sabine Ursula Mercer
- The Changing Face of Collection in Folk Music: A Short Lecture in Ethnomusicology, by Elise Gayraud
- The Great War in the Magazines, by Ann-Marie Einhaus
- The White Review: A Journal For Our Times, by Benjamin Eastham and Jacques Testard