Watch Souls of the North Come Back to Life

Dragons! Dance! Death! Souls of the North presents now-neglected traditions from the North of England and Scotland that imagine or challenge death, celebrate the dead, and that were once popular throughout the region before the advent of modern and commercialised Halloween. https://youtu.be/-U_0CK9H_x4 Supported by an incredible cast and team of volunteers (thanks everyone!), our Records... Continue Reading →

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New Podcast: Crash and Burn: A Poetry Reading in Memory of Michael O’Neill

Also available to download via your favourite podcast player. In December 2018 we lost our colleague, teacher and friend Professor Michael O’Neill. Just before he died, Michael had completed his fifth collection of poetry, Crash and Burn and so, at a poignant poetry reading, we were able to remember Michael by celebrating the launch of... Continue Reading →

New Podcast: Not World’s Apart: A Conversation on Philosophy and Literature with Michael Mack and Barry Stocker

Also downloadable as a podcast via your favourite podcast player. Are philosophy and literature two distinct disciplines, divided by a common language? Emphatically not, according to Dr Michael Mack and Dr Barry Stocker, the editors of a new collection of twenty-nine essays on the subject. In this podcast, Michael and Barry identify how the power... Continue Reading →

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