A Happy New Year to all our followers! Our slightly belated (definitely not due to any festive overindulgence) English Literature events listing for January is out now.
With long winter nights still upon us, this month continues the Institute of Advanced Study lecture series exploring the evidence of spirits with a talk on ghosts in nineteenth-century German novels. From chilling spirits to cold climes, there are two talks as part of the exhibition on Antarctica at Palace Green Library, including one on female explorers and another on how Captain Scott’s voyages were influenced by texts such as Frankenstein.
If you’re more at home in cities than icy wastes, then this talk on how Ben Johnson imagined the modern city may be more in your line. Or you may prefer to stay at home entirely – perhaps even in a single room; if so, check out the Tyneside Cinema Book Club this month, which explores the novel and new film version of Emma Donaghue’s Room.
This is just a small snapshot of what’s on in the North East 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.