Our English Events newsletter for September 2014 is now available. The newsletter lists a wide variety of literature-related events taking place at Durham University and across the wider North East region. The newsletter will be updated over the coming month as more events are added to external websites. Please follow our Twitter feed or Facebook page for the latest news.
Highlights at Durham University this month include three conferences. Is a Novel Just a Novel? on 4th September explores the function and role of the novel as a genre in our life as well as its similarities to and differences from other modes of writing. On 18th and 19th September New Waves and Different Lights will reflect upon the life and work of the poet, Derek Mahon. Lastly, on 27th September, HG Wells and His World on the Eve of War will take a snapshot of the literary, political and social landscape at the end of the ‘long nineteenth century’ and the dawn of the First World War. The latter conference also heralds the launch of the new exhibition at Palace Green Library, Books for Boys Heroism, Adventure and Empire at the Dawn of the First World War.
Finally, the North East Forum for Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies marks its tenth anniversary with a conference on The North in the Long-Eighteenth Century at the Lit and Phil in Newcastle.
That’s all for September’s newsletter. Next month, look out for Durham Book Festival, with events running from 6th to 18th October; tickets are booking up fast, so check out the website for more details.