Our English Literature events listing for November 2015 is out now.
Here in Durham, Halloween might have passed but we keep the spirit alive with two public lectures on ghosts in Japan and the ethics of literary ghosts, as part of the IAS Evidence of Spirits programme. From figurative to literal chills, Palace Green Library hosts a talk on the unexpected links between J.M. Barrie and Captain Scott as part of its Antarctica exhibition. If you fancy a flight (imaginatively) to warmer climes, Daniel Newman follows Scheherazade’s Transformations in the Arabian Nights in the Life of Texts series. Lastly, back in time rather than place, the Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies host a conference on the many influences of Michel de Montaigne.
Gateshead plays host once again to the BBC Free Thinking Festival from 6th to 8th November, with free talks on topics ranging from widows in literature to the landmarks of Angela Carter. Visit the Sage Gateshead for full listings. North of the river, the Books on Tyne Festival is celebrated in the Lit and Phil and Newcastle Libraries, with a host of literary and cultural events from 23rd to 29th November.
This is just a small snapshot of what’s on in the region this month. Head over to our full listing for more, or keep in touch with us on Twitter or Facebook for reminders and additional events over the next few weeks.