Events 2012

Reading by John Siddique

Thursday 13 December 2012

Title to be confirmed

Global Satire

Tuesday 11 December 2012

A CECS Research Seminar with speaker David Porter (Michigan)

Yorkshire Tourism

Saturday 8 December 2012

A one-day workshop on the practice and representation of tourist travel in Yorkshire in the long eighteenth century

Reading by Justin Quinn

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Part of the Writers at York series

Seamus Heaney on Either Side of English

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Modern School event, with speaker Justin Quinn (Charles University Prague)

Edward Lear's Lines of Flight

Wednesday 28 November 2012

British Academy Chatterton Lecture on Poetry by Matthew Bevis (Oxford)

Memory and Desire in Ovid's 'Heroides' and Chaucer's 'Legend of Good Women'

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Medieval Literatures Research Seminar with speaker Marilynn Desmond (University of Binghamton, USA)

Alltagsgeschichte: Writing the History of Modernity

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Part of the Centre for Modern Studies' 'Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian' series, with speaker Holger Nehring (Sheffield)

The Ethics of Narrative Non-Fiction: writing about the living, the wounded and the ill-at-ease

Friday 16 November 2012

A talk by Jonny Steinberg, part of the 'Prison Fiction and Human Rights' Project

How to tell tales about tales: writing about the stories South African prisoners tell

Friday 16 November 2012

Informal discussion with South African writer Jonny Steinberg about his work with South African prisoners.

Writing from an In-between Place

Thursday 15 November 2012

Public lecture by celebrated African Asian Canadian novelist and scholar, M. G. Vassanji

Freud Dreaming

Wednesday 14 November 2012

The first in a series of three public lectures by psychoanalyst, literary critic and essayist, Adam Phillips

Adam Phillips Autumn Seminar

Wednesday 14 November 2012

The first in a series of three postgraduate seminars by psychoanalyst, literary critic and essayist, Adam Phillips

Annual Riddy Lecture, 'Talking with Ghosts: Rancière, Derrida, and the Archive'

Tuesday 13 November 2012

This year's lecture will be delivered by Professor John Arnold (Birkbeck)

A reading by poet Ciaran Carson

Thursday 8 November 2012

Part of the Writers at York series (in association with the Centre for Medieval Studies)

Things that Matter

Wednesday 7 November 2012

A poetry reading by James Nash, David Tait and Izzy Isgate

The Repatriation of Colonial History: England and America in the seventeenth century

Wednesday 7 November 2012

CREMS Seminar with speaker Malcolm Gaskill (East Anglia)

Would the Real Modernism Please Stand Up?

Tuesday 6 November 2012

A Modern School lecture by Finn Fordham (Royal Holloway)

John Barrell Symposium

Saturday 3 November 2012

A one-day conference to celebrate John Barrell's contribution to the University and to scholarship in the humanities.

Mary Shelley's Monstrous Explorers

Tuesday 30 October 2012

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Ruth Scobie (York)

Michael Sheringham Workshop

Wednesday 24 October 2012

This follows on from Michael's 'The Everday and the Archive' lecture of 23 October

The Everyday and the Archive

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Part of the Centre for Modern Studies' 'Ordinary/Everyday/Quotidian' series with speaker Michael Sheringham (Oxford)

Bringing It All Back Home: York's Pioneer of Dylan Studies

Monday 22 October 2012

Modern School lecture by writer Michael Gray

Neuroscience and the Novel: Strange Bedfellows?

Thursday 18 October 2012

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Charles Fernyhough (Durham)

Bibles, Knives and Scissors at Little Gidding

Wednesday 17 October 2012

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Adam Smyth (Birkbeck)

Anna Letitia Barbauld and Joanna Baillie: Can we speak of a Unitarian Poetics?

Tuesday 16 October 2012

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Isobel Armstrong (Birkbeck)

Visible and Invisible Authorships

Thursday 27 September 2012

The 7th Annual Conference of The Association of Adaptation Studies

Zoe Wicomb and the Translocal: Scotland and South Africa

Thursday 13 September 2012

The third and final event in a series of conferences focussed on the award-winning Scotland-based South African author

Gender and Conversion in Early Modern Europe

Thursday 26 July 2012

A two-day symposium

Contested Histories and the Parameters of Resistance

Tuesday 3 July 2012

A one-day interdisciplinary conference

World-Systems Research Day

Friday 29 June 2012

Following on from Professor Wallerstein's public lecture on 28th June, this will be an exciting research day that responds to his work on capitalist modernity and the structural crisis of capitalism

Structural crisis of the capitalist world-system: How serious? How long? Endpoint?

Thursday 28 June 2012

Public lecture given by Professor Immanuel Wallerstein, Senior Research Scholar in the Department of Sociology at Yale, and critical commentator on the development, expansion, and form of capitalist modernity

New Writers Day

Saturday 23 June 2012

Organised in association with Faber Writing Academy, the York Festival of Ideas 'New Writers Day' will comprise a series of readings and interviews with a range of exciting first-time authors, as well as creative writing workshops, panel discussions and interactive activities

CECS One-Day Conference

Saturday 23 June 2012

'Desiring Fashion: The Consumption and Dissemination of Dress, 1750-1850'

Ovid and After

Friday 22 June 2012

A two-part public lecture (part of the Festival Ideas)

Prison Fictions and Writing Imprisonment

Thursday 21 June 2012

Part of the 'Prison Fictions and Human Rights Project' organised by Michelle Kelly and Claire Westall

A Dickens Event

Tuesday 19 June 2012

In the year of Dickens’s bicentenary, Professor John Bowen (York) and Dr Robert J. Douglas-Fairhurst (Magdalen College, Oxford), discuss the secrets of his success

Pakistani Women's Writing: Generational Influences and Literary Examples

Tuesday 19 June 2012

John Tilney Writer in Residence, Kamila Shamsie, in conversation with Bina Shah, Dr Claire Chambers and Professor Ananya Jahanara Kabir

Everyday Cities and Ordinary Lives

Friday 15 June 2012

One-day conference organised by Centre for Modern Studies and Centre for Urban Research

Journalism Matters

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Holly Williams and Jerome Taylor, two York alumni, and now journalists on 'The Independent', discuss the nature of good journalism in the light of the ongoing Leveson enquiry

Medieval Literatures Research Seminar

Monday 11 June 2012

'Cultural memory, Identity and Medieval Media: a research project on the Franciscans of Mount Zion in Jerusalem and the Representation of the Holy Land (1333-1516)'

HRC Summer Research Celebration

Thursday 7 June 2012

A party and collective book launch with a celebration of grants won in 2011 and 2012

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 29 May 2012

'Carving a Legacy: Queen Anne and the Politics of Public Sculpture'

Medieval Literatures Research Seminar

Tuesday 29 May 2012

'Mind and Matter in Anglo-Saxon Medical Texts'

Public Lecture by Baroness Jenny Tonge

Monday 28 May 2012

'Political Whips and Freedom of Speech'. A public event organised by York PEN and part of the Prison Fictions and Human Rights Project.

A Willfulness Archive

Thursday 24 May 2012

Guest lecture by Sara Ahmed, Professor in Race and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths

Adam Phillips Lecture

Wednesday 23 May 2012

'The Dream of Psychoanalysis'

Modern School Event

Wednesday 23 May 2012

'Structural Ambivalence and the Residue of Epic in Cormac McCarthy’s 'Blood Meridian''

Adam Phillips Postgraduate Seminar

Wednesday 23 May 2012

The final in a series of three postgraduate seminars by Visiting Professor, Adam Phillips

CREMS Symposium

Wednesday 23 May 2012

'Invention, Philosophy and Technology in the Seventeenth Century'

Reading by Kamila Shamsie, Writer in Residence

Tuesday 22 May 2012

John Tilney Writer in Residence, Kamila Shamsie, author of 'Burnt Shadows', will give a reading from her work

Jacques Berthoud Lecture

Saturday 19 May 2012

'Double Acts: Conrad, Ford, and the Romance of Collaboration'

Jacques Berthoud, 1935-2011: A Celebration

Saturday 19 May 2012

A commemoration of the Department's longest-serving Head, including short talks by his former colleagues

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 15 May 2012

'Parody and Play in Blake's Composite Art'

Annual Patrides Lecture

Tuesday 15 May 2012

'Exhibiting Shakespeare'

The Translation Reading Group

Monday 14 May 2012

Group discussion of Alice Oswald's 'Memorial'

The Prison Fictions and Human Rights Project

Wednesday 9 May 2012

'My Truth About Prison'

CREMS Workshop

Wednesday 9 May 2012

'Music, Space and Sociability in the Renaissance'

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 8 May 2012

'The Natural History of 'Frankenstein''

Launch of Centre for Medieval Literature

Tuesday 8 May 2012

The official launch, followed by drinks reception

The Prison Fictions and Human Rights Project

Wednesday 2 May 2012

'The Idea of the Animal (in Animal Rights Discourse)'

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 1 May 2012

'General Humiliation'

The Translation Reading Group

Tuesday 1 May 2012

'How to Read a Translation?'

CMods Narrative Workshop

Tuesday 1 May 2012

'Performativity, Beckett, Music'

The Prison Fictions and Human Rights Project

Tuesday 24 April 2012

'Imprisonment and the eighteenth-century novel: The Enchanted castle and the hell mouth'

James Joyce Conference

Friday 23 March 2012

'Outside His Jurisfiction: Interrogating Joyce's Non-Fiction'

CREMS Symposium

Saturday 17 March 2012

'Renaissance Reincarnations'

Writers at York Event

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Poet Alice Oswald will be reading from her latest work.

Modern School Research Seminar

Thursday 8 March 2012

Poetry Reading by Spencer Reece

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 6 March 2012

'Defining Disability in Eighteenth-Century England'

Lecture by Screenwriter Andrew Davies

Monday 5 March 2012

'Mr Darcy in the bath and other temptations: adapting the classic novel for television'

CREMS Research Seminar

Wednesday 29 February 2012

''Such Place, Such Men, Such Language and Such Ware': the Theatre of London's fairs'

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 28 February 2012

'Narrative and Contingency: Turning the Pages of the Eighteenth-Century Marriage Plot'

Modern School Research Seminar

Monday 20 February 2012

'Mining the Meaning: David Peace's 'GB84' and the 1984-5 UK Miners' Strike'

Alumni Networking Event

Monday 20 February 2012

A panel of five successful alumni from the Department talk about their current employment, how they went about the process of looking for jobs, and the link between their time at York and their professional success, followed by an opportunity to meet and network informally with the panel members and other invited alumni.

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 14 February 2012

'The Telegraphic Image: Lemonnier, Chappe and Haiti'

CREMS Research Seminar

Wednesday 8 February 2012

'Food, Faith, and Conversion in the Early Modern World'

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 7 February 2012

'Faces in the Library: Sir Joshua Reynolds's 'Streatham Worthies''

Visiting Speaker and Book Launch Event

Friday 3 February 2012

Talk by Margie Orford, 'Queen of South African Crime Fiction', followed by book launch of 'The Cambridge History of South African Literature'

Medieval Literatures Research Seminar

Thursday 2 February 2012

'The Form of Formlessness: Medieval Taxonomies of Skin, Flesh and the Human'

Adam Phillips Lecture

Wednesday 25 January 2012

'Freud Gets Married'

Modern School Research Seminar

Wednesday 25 January 2012

'Joyce's Genealogies: the 'trailing navelcords' of Intertextuality'

CREMS Research Seminar

Wednesday 25 January 2012

'Outgrowing Adonis, outgrowing Ovid: the disorienting narrative of Venus and Adonis'

Postgraduate Seminar - Adam Phillips

Wednesday 25 January 2012

The second in a series of three seminars by Visiting Professor, Adam Phillips

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 24 January 2012

'Turner and Reynolds: Authority, Instruction and Institutional Ambition'

CECS Research Seminar

Tuesday 17 January 2012

'Black Books: Scott, Law and the 1790s'