This summer, sip from a heady cocktail of new ideas and down a refreshing take on some old authors, with our annual Late Summer Lecture Series. Every Wednesday evening from 13th August to 1st October 2014, postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers from Durham and Newcastle universities will share their insights on topics ranging from the films of Wes Anderson and Charlie Chaplin, to the role played by poetry in war and mourning.
- 13th August 2014, Boy with Apple: The “Comfortable Uncanny” in the Films of Wes Anderson and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, with Elizabeth Drialo
- 20th August, A Different Kind of Dying: Updating the Way We Think about Grief and Mournful Poetry, with Naomi Marklew
- 27th August, Authorship and Hysterical Woman in Muriel Spark’s The Driver’s Seat, with Arya Aryan
- 3rd September, Affective Archives: History, Memory, and World War One, with Laura McKenzie
- 10th September 2014, Satire and Laughter: Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall and Charlie Chaplin’s Silent Films, with Yuexi Liu
- 17th September, Watching and Being Watched in Outlast and Outlast: Whistleblower, with Hazel Monforton
- 24th September, Exquisite Flimflamming: The Con Artist in Oscar Wilde, with Kostas Boyiopoulos
- 1st October 2014, “Dixon found that he felt rather drunk”: Public Speaking, Parody, and Pandemonium in the British Novel and Beyond, with Michael Shallcross
For a sense of what LSLS 2014 has in store, listen to podcasts from 2013 and 2012 below.