In his award-winning novel, Brooklyn, Colm Tóibín treats the theme of homesickness with empathy born of personal experience, but also a writer’s detachment. Yurie Watanabe reviews his appearance at Durham Book Festival 2019, for which this novel was the Big Read. Brooklyn is a deceptively powerful story of a young Irish girl who leaves her... Continue Reading →
Durham is a 'City of Books'. A bold message from this year's Durham Book Festival, but one that will be proved accurate from 5th to 13th October when international authors come to the city as well as the County, and writers are inspired by the region to develop new work for the world. We're proud... Continue Reading →
The elegy is a very traditional form of poetry, but it is also one that has evolved and continues to change through time. Registration is now open for a one-day conference, featuring a keynote lecture from Professor Stephen Regan, which will explore past and current trends in this poetic genre. The conference will be held at St.... Continue Reading →
The elegy may be a traditional form of poetry, but it is also one that has evolved and continues to change through time. This one-day conference at Durham University, with keynote Professor Stephen Regan, will reflect on the current state of research.
Literary theory. The words will send a shudder through many an English student, and perhaps also those authors and readers who enjoy literature without feeling the urge to theorise about it. But like it or not, theory underpins most aspects of literary research today. This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Year’s Work in... Continue Reading →