Sound Words: Hymns in Twentieth-Century Literature

Why did twentieth-century atheist or agnostic authors write so many hymns into their poems and novels? Dr Noreen Masud explains what inspired her to explore this question, with her findings recently published in The Review of English Studies (paywalled; free version via Durham Research Online) This post is republished from Noreeen's blog Parrots Ate Them... Continue Reading →


Colpitts Poetry Spring Reading (12th April)

After a couple of years' hiatus, Durham's longest-running poetry night is back with two local award-winning writers, SJ Litherland and Diane Cockburn, and music by Ian McKone. All welcome to Alington House on 12th April from 19.30. Entry £6 / £4 concessions. S.J. Litherland's seventh collection, Composition in White (Smokestack), traces the red threads running... Continue Reading →

Breath in Poetry (Public talk, 12th March)

Join Professor David Fuller, Professor (Emeritus) of English Studies and Researcher on the Life of Breath project, at a talk associated with the Catch Your Breath exhibition at Palace Green Library. This free, public event is on 12th March at 18.00. Poetry is not merely words on paper. For many poets it is about the... Continue Reading →

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