North East English Literature Events in July 2017


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Love books and all things literary? Live in or visit the North East? Our monthly listing keeps you in the know about literature and book chat, lectures, readings and discussions taking place across the North East, in Durham, Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Teesside and beyond. If you are organising a literature-related event that should be added, let us know.


Until Sept 03

Palace Green Library, Durham

Time Machines: The Past, The Future, and How Stories Take us There
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Time Machines

The sheer enormity of time is a mind-bending concept – one which humans have always tried to measure and understand. Step through a portal and journey through time as we reveal how advances in science allowed authors to create stories that transport us to the distant past, parallel universes, and future worlds. At this exhibition at Palace Green Library until 3 September 2017, see HG Wells’s original manuscript for The Time Machine, unravel other stories which play with time, and find out how stories help us to make sense of time and our place within it.

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Wed 05

09:00 in Hatfield College, St Chad’s College, and Ushaw College, Durham

Catholicism, Literature, and the Arts, 1850 to the Present

This conference will bring together leading scholars to address key questions in the study of Catholic art and writing, including the question of whether there is a distinctive tradition of ‘Catholic literature’. Among the main topics and themes of the conference are Catholic memoir and autobiography; Catholic fiction and poetry; Catholic readership; journalism; publishers and archives; and the visual arts. The conference will include film, music, and the visual arts, as well as literature. It will also draw on works of art and literature closely associated with Ushaw College. This event is organised by Centre for Catholic Studies, Centre for Poetry and Poetics, and Centre for Visual Arts and Culture.

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Wed 05

14:30 in Seminar Room, Cosin’s Hall, Durham

Sedition: Subversive and Controversial Literature in Europe, 1500-1700

Early modern Europe saw a sharp rise in the production, circulation and consumption of literature that was usually described by its opponents as ‘seditious’, a term which could cover anything from critical and oppositional writing to inflammatory works and pamphlets advocating tyrannicide and even regicide. The purpose of this workshop is to study the production, nature and circulation of such literature in its European dimension. This event is organised by Durham University Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

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Thu 06

18:30 in Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle

Carol Ann Duffy, Lorna Goodison and Jackie Kay with musician John Sampson

NCLA welcomes three very distinguished poets, Carol Ann Duffy, Lorna Goodison and Jackie Kay, who are the poet laureates of England, Jamaica and Scotland respectively, for a reading which celebrates the pleasures of poetry and the power of its public role. Carol Ann Duffy’s Collected Poems was published in 2015, whilst Lorna Goodison’s Collected Poems has just been published this spring. Jackie Kay’s new collection, Bantam, is available from the autumn. John Sampson is a musician, composer and actor, well-known for his collaboration with poets. This event is organised by Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts.

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Thu 06

16:00 in Lit and Phil, Newcastle

Thriller Women and the settings they choose, with Nicky Harlow and Joanne Reardon Lloyd

Nicky Harlow and Joanne Reardon Lloyd will read from their PhD crime novels and discuss aspects of their research into the genre. Nicky looks at women as readers, writers, criminals and victims in Domestic Noir thrillers; Joanne, will be exploring the influence of landscape on crime writers. The session will be concluded with a writing workshop – ‘Last meals’. This event is organised by The Lit and Phil.

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Sun 09

18:00 in Various venues, Durham

Gower, His Contemporaries, and Their Legacy in MSS and Early Printed Books

The Early Book Society and the John Gower Society are pleased to announce that the fifteenth biennial conference of the Early Book Society and the IVth International Congress of the John Gower Society will be hosted by the University of Durham, UK, from 9th to 14th July 2017. This event is organised by Department of English Studies.

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Tue 11

09:30 in Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham

Imitation and Innovation: Uses of the Past in the Medieval and Early Modern World

This year’s MEMSA Conference will focus on how people in the Medieval and Early Modern World engaged with, understood, and interpreted the past, in order to explore the ways in which they perceived and sought to shape their own world. In doing so, we will also be able to gain a greater awareness of how past worlds still contribute to changing our own present perceptions. This event is organised by Durham University Medieval and Early Modern Studies Students Association.

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Tue 18

18:30 in Culture Lab, Newcastle

Daljit Nagra: Heritage and Identity

Daljit will be reading from his third collection of poetry, British Museum, which asks profound questions of our ethics and responsibilities at a time of great challenge to our sense of national identity. After the reading, Daljit will be in discussion with Dr Neelam Srivastava, Senior Lecturer in Postcolonial Literature at Newcastle University. Please also join us for a drinks reception afterwards. This event is organised by Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts.

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Sat 22

19:30 in Gala Theatre, Durham

Hollie McNish

Hollie has thrilled and entranced audiences across the UK with her compelling and powerful performances. Plum is a wise, sometimes rude and piercingly candid account of her memories from childhood to attempted adulthood. This evening of poetry and storytelling is taken from Hollie’s new book, Plum. This event is organised by Gala Durham..

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Wed 26

09:00 in , Durham

Humour, History, and Methodology: A Multidisciplinary and Trans-Professional Enquiry

This conference invites researchers to engage in cross-disciplinary reflection on how to identify and understand humour from the past, and on what may be similar across disparate cultural materials. This event is organised by Humours of the Past project..

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Wed 26

13:00 in Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham

Can Novelists Predict the Future?, with Andrew Crumey

Sometimes novels make predictions about the future that turn out to be true. Are they lucky guesses, shrewd insight, or a sign that creative imagination can be prophetic? Drawing on his own experience as a novelist and physicist, Andrew Crumey explores the phenomenon of literary precognition. This event is organised by Palace Green Library.

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Thu 27

18:00 in Mining Institute, Newcastle

Flanerie and Affect and Title TBC, with Kieron Fairweather and Alison Bainbridge

Each night of the Series features two or three talks from PhD students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds on a central theme. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and discuss some of the innovative research being carried out by PhD students at Northumbria. This event is organised by Northumbria Summer Speaker Series.

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