The Aphorism Now

Aphorisms are alive and well in the age of social media. Why? @NoreenMasud Dr Noreen Masud studies the Aphorism in her forthcoming book, Hard Language: Stevie Smith and the Aphorism. In a programme for BBC Radio 3 she argues that with its new popularity the aphorism has lost some of its traditional authority and often... Continue Reading →

New Podcast: Rousing the vox populi in James Shirley’s The Politician

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6HXuXfbGFkS2UlTklIxkvW?si=OUWezm43R0imPD9WC87Bgw An unedited, automatically generated transcript is available for accessibility purposes. In this podcast from our Late Summer Lectures series, Kathleen Foy from Durham University explains how James Shirley’s 1639 tragedy The Politician reflected the court and politics of Charles I. @kfoydusty Charles I’s court kept all but his closest advisors at arm’s length. His... Continue Reading →

New Podcast: Birds and Embodiment in Shelley and Keats

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1S1HWxbv1afVTzKJi2UEdR?si=CUQYI231Rvmcqao2i60uqw A transcript is available for accessibility purposes. In this podcast from our Late Summer Lectures series, Dr Amanda Blake Davis of the University of Sheffield takes us on a flight through birds and embodiment in the poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats. @ABDavis1816 This lecture explores the Platonic implications of Keats and... Continue Reading →

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