North-East English Events Newsletter | September 2014


DateThe Department of English Studies produces a monthly listing featuring a variety of literature-related events taking place each month across the North-East.

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English Events in September 2014

Affective Archives: History, Memory, and World War One, by Laura McKenzie (Durham University) and Marie Stern-Peltz (Newcastle University)
3rd September @ 19.00 Alington House, Durham City Late Summer Lectures

Is a Novel JUST a Novel?, with keynote by Professor Andrew Bennett
4th September @ 9.00 Durham University Department of English Studies
“Is a Novel JUST a Novel?” focuses on the novel, which implies the function and role of the novel as a genre in our life as well as its similarities to and differences from other modes of writing. It gives the opportunity to highlight the manifold function of the novel.

Satire and Laughter: Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall and Charlie Chaplin’s Silent Films, by Yuexi Liu
10th September @ 19.00 Alington House, Durham City Late Summer Lectures

Watching and Being Watched in Outlast and Outlast: Whistleblower, by Hazel Monforton
17th September @ 19.00 Alington House, Durham City Late Summer Lectures

New Waves and Different Lights: Approaches to Derek Mahon, with Neil Corcoran (University of Liverpool) and Hugh Haughton (University of York)
18th to 19th September @ 9.00 St. John’s College, Durham University Department of English Studies
In the last ten years, Derek Mahon has produced three new volumes of poetry (Harbour Lights, Life on Earth, An Autumn Wind), as well as a New Collected Poems, and collected editions of his translations and his work for the theatre. This conference will consider his more recent work, as well as the new perspectives it opens on his celebrated earlier poetry.

The North in the Long-Eighteenth Century
19th September @ 9.30 Lit and Phil, Newcastle North East Forum for Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies
An interdisciplinary conference to mark the ten year anniversary of the North East Forum for Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies

Exquisite Flimflamming: The Con Artist in Oscar Wilde, by Kostas Boyiopoulos
24th September @ 19.00 Alington House, Durham City Late Summer Lectures

When the Lamps Went Out: HG Wells and His World on the Eve of War, with Professor Matthew Pateman (Sheffield Hallam University) and Megan Shepherd (author of The Madman’s Daughter)
27th September @ 9.00 Palace Green Library, Durham University Department of English Studies / HG Wells Society Conference
This year will see the anniversary of the outbreak of what H. G. Wells optimistically hoped would be ‘The War that Will End War’. When the Lamps Went Out is a conference that seeks to take a snapshot of the literary, political and social landscape at the end of the ‘long nineteenth century’ and the dawn of the First World War.

Books for Boys Heroism, Adventure and Empire at the Dawn of the First World War
27th September to 11th January Palace Green Library, Durham University Palace Green Library
Books for Boys explores boyhood during the earliest years of the twentieth century and the cultural environment that shaped a generation. The exhibition celebrates a golden age of books for children. The late Victorian and Edwardian era introduced readers to classics from The Jungle Book to The Wind in the Willows. Looking also at older readers, we include tales of real-life heroes, early spy novels, and popular classics such as Scouting for Boys. Books will be shown alongside toys and games of the period and author’s original manuscripts.

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