MA Research Seminar Series


ma seminarsThe MA Research Seminar Series returns this year, with a diverse programme of papers delivered by Durham PhD students. These seminars aim to show MA students what doctoral studies might be like, and to showcase the range of interesting topics our researchers are working on. Anyone within or beyond Durham is welcome to attend.

‘Mysticism and Religion in Twentieth-Century Poetry’

With Nicoletta Asciuto, Amy Smith, and Ahmed Badrideen on Tuesday, 4 November (4:00pm – 5:30pm) ER147

PhD Q&A Session

We invite anyone with questions about applying for a PhD, funding, life as a doctoral student, or any other aspect of pursuing a PhD to join us. Tuesday, 11 November (4:00pm – 5:00pm) ER147

‘Changing Interpretations of the Werewolf in Medieval Literature’ and ‘Saracen Women in Middle English Romances: Literary and Cultural Influences’

With  Curtis Runstedler and Anum Dada. Tuesday, 18 November (4:00pm – 5:00pm) ER152

‘The Inheritors and the Biological Psychology of Evil’ and ‘The Social Etiquette of Silence: World War One, Violence and its Discussion’

With Khadijah Al-Jabri, andAshley Somogyi. Tuesday, 25 November (4:00pm – 5:00pm) ER147

‘“I Know You Are But What Am I?”: Re-evaluating Literary Difference Through Comparative Literature and Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom’ and ‘Kunstschadenfreude and the technological psychosis of Will Self’s Walking to Hollywood’

With Megumi Chou and Martin Gleghorn. Tuesday, 2 December (1pm – 2pm) Seminar Room, Hallgarth House

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