What’s On: North East Literature and Book Events in November 2020

We may be heading back into a UK-wide lockdown, but as we seek to retain a sense of connection the North East's literary scene is here to support, with book chat, lectures, and discussion throughout the month. If you're an event organiser based in the North East, please share with us so we can help... Continue Reading →

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New Podcast: Rousing the vox populi in James Shirley’s The Politician

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6HXuXfbGFkS2UlTklIxkvW?si=OUWezm43R0imPD9WC87Bgw An unedited, automatically generated transcript is available for accessibility purposes. In this podcast from our Late Summer Lectures series, Kathleen Foy from Durham University explains how James Shirley’s 1639 tragedy The Politician reflected the court and politics of Charles I. @kfoydusty Charles I’s court kept all but his closest advisors at arm’s length. His... Continue Reading →

New Podcast: Birds and Embodiment in Shelley and Keats

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1S1HWxbv1afVTzKJi2UEdR?si=CUQYI231Rvmcqao2i60uqw A transcript is available for accessibility purposes. In this podcast from our Late Summer Lectures series, Dr Amanda Blake Davis of the University of Sheffield takes us on a flight through birds and embodiment in the poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats. @ABDavis1816 This lecture explores the Platonic implications of Keats and... Continue Reading →

New Podcast: The Autobiographical Pursuit of Happiness in Eighteenth-Century Literature

https://open.spotify.com/episode/46k7BuQ1H94EgpJ4qszbDY?si=CbbD3y7sQk6VLC3Axldz2Q An unedited, automatically generated transcript is available for accessibility purposes. In this podcast from our Late Summer Lectures series, Alex Hobday (University of Cambridge) examines how eighteenth-century culture sought to answer that eternal question: what is happiness, and how can we achieve it? @AlexHobday2 ‘And, considering the question of human happiness, where, oh where... Continue Reading →

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