Our English Events newsletter for December 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 we’re getting into the festive spirit with some Christmas-themed events. On 2nd December the English Society will host its annual event, FROST. Come along and enjoy this Festive Reading of Seasonal Tidbits; you’re even welcome to contribute yourself. On 5th December, the The North East Forum in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies will enjoy a festive script-in-hand play reading, using Aphra Behn’s The Emperor of the Moon; this event will take place at the appropriately-named As You Like it restaurant in Newcastle. Later in the month, on 10th, Professor Stephen Regan will explore The Spirit of Christmas in English Literature, setting the scene for the Ushaw College carol service.
On a more serious note, our usual reading and discussion groups continue, with an MA research seminar, as well as meetings of the Critical Theory Reading Group and the newly-established Queer Studies Colloquium, to which all with an interest are invited. Lastly, don’t miss the final Durham Castle Lecture of the year, featuring Professor Simon Critchley offering a defence of suicide.