Our English Events newsletter for October 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.
This month brings over 60 authors to Durham, in the celebration of literature and culture that is the annual Durham Book Festival. Events we are involved in between 6th to 18th October include an audience with the Festival’s poet laureate, Paul Farley, a lecture by the ever-challenging Terry Eagleton on “Was Jesus a Revolutionary?” and an evening with masters of the macabre, Lauren Owen and Dan Vyleta. The full programme can be viewed here.
Away from the Festival, our Late Summer Lecture Series reaches its conclusion with Michael Shallcross on Public Speaking, Parody and Pandemonium in the British novel. The Institute of Advanced Study kicks off this year’s research theme on “Emergence” with a lecture on the Emergence of the ‘Plain Style’ in 17th Century England, with Professor William Downes.
Elsewhere, the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts gets its new programme underway with a reading by Colette Bryce and Maurice Riordan. Lastly, on 12th October Durham plays host to its first comicon event, in the guise of King Con, a convention for geeks and fantasy lovers of all ages.