English Literature Events and Lectures in February 2016


Our English Literature events listing for February 2016 is out now.

“Why, what’s the matter,that you have such a February face, so full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?” This month sees oddly much ado about Shakespeare, with various public talks and lectures on topics including Richard III in the seventeenth century, Shakespeare and the city, the contexts of King Lear, and twins in Shakespearean drama.

From the bard of Stratford to the poets of Durham, Colpitt’s poetry is back for its Spring season, starting with the brilliant Gareth Reeves and Katharine Towers on 5th February. Meanwhile, in Newcastle, this year’s Bloodaxe Poetry Lecture Series sees acclaimed poet and biographer, Anne Stevenson, reflecting on sixty years of poetry in America and Britain.

Lastly, at the margins of the month, 26th to 27th February features a conference on Self-Commentary in Early Modern Literature; registration closes by 12th February.

This is just a small snapshot of what’s on in literature and culture across our 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.

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