Semester 1 2017-18
English Literature Seminars for semester 1 2017-18.
In this seminar Dr Robert Maslen will examine Octavia Butler's novel "Kindred", and the effect of linking this account of slavery in the antebellum American South with the burgeoning field of fantasy fiction in the 60s and 70s.
In this seminar Professor Alison Light will talk about some of the ways in which different memoirs, mostly from the twentieth century, have evoked ‘being a self in history’.
Join us for a roundtable discussion on the topic of ‘Weak and Strong Modernism’.
In this lecture Professor Mary Carruthers explores the close relationships in medieval creative practice among geometric shapes, meditation, and the human ability to compose original works.
Partly drawing upon Byung-Chul Han’s philosophical texts, this talk will examine why – and how – creative literature matters in an age of ‘post-truth.’
A two-day, student-led conference on literature and philosophy.
An illustrated conversation with Lubaina Himid, Alan Rice, Hannah Durkin and Celeste-Marie Bernier.
In this paper Dr Chisomo Kalinga introduces the illness narrative in Malawian literature—in poetry and the short story— to engage the discourses of the AIDS crisis as a method of intervention and interrogations into the oversight of indigenous experience in global literature.
In this talk Dr James Williams (University of York) will use the coincidence of this historical moment to think about the relationship of FitzGerald’s poem to matters of ornament and decoration.