Literary Birds (CFP, 15th August; Conference, 11th-12th October)

The Literary Birds conference - which features keynote speaker Professor Simon Armitage - will celebrate encounters with birds, in all their myriad manifestations. Proposals for papers are due by 15th August, with the conference running 11th to 12th October in Durham Castle. Was it, as the Grecian sings, Birds were born the first of things,... Continue Reading →

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Elegy: New Approaches (Call for Papers, 15th July; Conference, 14th September)

The elegy may be a traditional form of poetry, but it is also one that has evolved and continues to change through time. This one-day conference at Durham University, with keynote Professor Stephen Regan, will reflect on the current state of research.

Symposium of Sound: ‘The rest is silence’ (Call for Papers, 14th June; Conference, 3rd to 4th September)

A two-day conference at Durham University will tune in to the theme of 'sound'. Keynote speakers and performers include Professor Helen Abbott (Department of Modern Languages, University of Birmingham), Dr Edward Allen (Faculty of English, University of Cambridge) and Aurélia Lassaque (bilingual poet and singer in French and Occitan). Submissions for papers are due by 14th June. The... Continue Reading →

Apply for the Bamburgh Library Fellowships 2018

Academics (from PhD student to senior staff) in any discipline, and library professionals with an interest in book or library history or practice-based research, are invited to apply for the Bamburgh Library Fellowships. The Bamburgh Library has about 8,500 titles dating from the late 15th to the 19th century.  Thanks to the generous support of the... Continue Reading →

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