Events in 2014

Previous events

From Medingen to Michigan: a Cistercian Scriptorium Goes International (followed by a visit to the York Minster library)

Thursday 4 December 2014

The last seminar in the Centre for Medieval Literature Seminar Series.

Shakespeare and Samuel Beckett

Thursday 27 November 2014

CREMS/CModS Research Seminar with speaker Professor Claudia Olk (Freie Universität, Berlin).

The Proposition: WRoCAH White Rose Studentship Networks 2015

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Opportunities for WRoCAH Studentship Networks, networking with other White Rose academics and Launch of 2015 Networks call.

Pandemonium: the soundscapes of radicalism

Tuesday 25 November 2014

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Professor Ian Haywood (Roehampton University).

Thinking in Film 5

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Seminar led by Daryl Martin, Patrick Keiller's 'Robinson in Ruins'.

The Theatre of Brian Friel and Field Day

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Marilynn Josephine Richtarik (Georgia State University).

Jean Laplanche's 'The Unfinished Copernican Revolution'

Monday 24 November 2014

Dr Nicholas Ray (University of Leeds) will be chairing a discussion of Jean Laplanche's 'The Unfinished Copernican Revolution' as part of the 'Reading and Interpretation' seminar series for staff and postgraduates.

Fictionality Forum 3

Monday 24 November 2014

Informal discussion of fictionality-related readings, circulated in advance. Henry Bainton has offered his essay "Letters, history fiction", for the first of our medieval fictionality discussions.

'Dante's British Public: Readers and Texts, from the Fourteenth Century to the Present'

Thursday 20 November 2014

Nick Havely will give a short illustrated talk about his book, followed by a discussion (led by Dr K. P. Clarke) and a drinks reception sponsored by OUP.

Thinking in Film 4

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Pre-screening discussion with Daryl Martin, and screening, Patrick Keiller, 'Robinson in Ruins' (2010).

The Old English Sources of the Theological Windows at Canterbury, c. 1174-1200

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Centre for Medieval Literature research seminar with speaker Dr George Younge (University of York).

Translation Zones: Language and Conflict in Langtoft's Chronicle

Tuesday 18 November 2014

The fourth seminar in the Centre for Medieval Literature Seminar Series.

Moving Images: Between Photography and Film in Contemporary Art

Monday 17 November 2014

This paper will consider the role of moving images in contemporary art. A CModS event with speaker Dr Lee-Von Kim, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Autobiography in Comparative Perspective (TORCH, University of Oxford).

The Proposition: ERC funding for the Arts and Humanities

Thursday 13 November 2014

An informative and practically-minded session for the benefits of and approaches to applying for European Research Council funding.

Derrida Commemoration

Wednesday 12 November 2014

This commemoration event, marking ten years since the death of Jacques Derrida, will be hosted by the Reading and Interpretation series for staff and postgraduates at any university.

The Long Shadow of Dissent: Ownership, Readership, Censorship, and the Rylands Wycliffite Bibles

Thursday 6 November 2014

Dr David Matthews (University of Manchester) will deliver this year's Riddy Lecture.

Heroism and its unstitching: Shakespeare's Henry V in text and performance

Wednesday 5 November 2014

In this well-illustrated lecture, Professor Judith Buchanan examines the textual and performance histories of Shakespeare's iconic play about heroism, kingship and war, and considers the illuminatingly different ways in which the play has been interpreted across its history.

At home with Tennyson

Tuesday 4 November 2014

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Robert Douglas-Fairhurst (University of Oxford).

The Bridge to the Otherworld in Zoroastrianism

Tuesday 4 November 2014

The third seminar in the Centre for Medieval Literature Seminar Series.

Magic Mountain: The Media of Messianism and the Mark of Marikana in South Africa

Monday 3 November 2014

In the aftermath of the bloody strikes at Marikana, South Africans heard mineworkers speak of "going to the mountain". A literal hill above the Lonmin complex made that phrase seem innocent, a merely referential gesture.

Complexity in the Humanities Workshop

Monday 3 November 2014

A two-day workshop inaugurating the Complexity in the Humanities research strand in the Centre for Modern Studies, featuring presentations from members of the NarCS network on complex systems and narrative.

Finding Africa: Brendon Nicholls on Ken Saro-Wiwa

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Brendon Nicholls (University of Leeds) will give the inaugural seminar in the Finding Africa: Postcolonial African Studies Seminar series, on the topic of Ken Saro-Wiwa’s 'Sozaboy: Environment, Psyche and Objects'.

Thinking in Film 3

Tuesday 28 October 2014

Screening, Margarethe von Trotta, 'Hannah Arendt' (2012), followed by a discussion led by Adam Kelly (York) and Alex Beaumont (York St John's).

Miss Lou, Jamaican Culture & Mervyn Morris

Thursday 23 October 2014

Mervyn Morris, Poet Laureate of Jamaica, speaks on Louise Bennett and Jamaican Culture. Professor Morris will also treat us to some of his own highly regarded poetry.

Unforbidden Pleasures 4: On Obedience

Wednesday 22 October 2014

The first in a series of three lectures by Honorary Visiting Professor, Adam Phillips, psychoanalyst, literary critic and essayist.

The Transformational Object

Wednesday 22 October 2014

The first in a series of three postgraduate seminars led by Honorary Visiting Professor, Adam Phillips, psychoanalyst, literary critic and essayist.

Thinking in Film 2

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Seminar led by James Boaden, Chris Marker's 'Sans soleil'.

Periodisation: what's the point?

Tuesday 21 October 2014

An HRC Lightning Rods session co-proposed by the four interdisciplinary period-based centres, CMS, CREMS, CECS and CModS.

Derek Attridge's 'The Work of Literature'

Monday 20 October 2014

Professor Derek Attridge will be introducing a chapter from his forthcoming book, 'The Work of Literature', as part of the 'Reading and Interpretation' seminar series for staff and postgraduates.

Rough and Unvarnished Idioms: Analyzing Merlin's Prophetic Vernacular in the Twelfth Century

Monday 20 October 2014

The second seminar in the Centre for Medieval Literature Seminar Series.

How Renaissance Rhetoric Transformed the Classical Tradition

Thursday 16 October 2014

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Peter Mack (University of Warwick).

Poetry Reading by Michael O'Neill

Tuesday 14 October 2014

A Modern School Event.

Thinking in Film 1

Tuesday 14 October 2014

Film screening of Chris Marker's 'Sans soleil' ('Sunless'), 1983.

Yeats's Endings

Tuesday 14 October 2014

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Michael O'Neill (Durham University).

The Proposition: Understanding Open Access

Wednesday 8 October 2014

A session clarifying requirements and support for open access publishing.

Why Study the Medieval Language Arts?

Friday 3 October 2014

The first seminar in the Centre for Medieval Literature Seminar Series.

Resources of Resistance: Production, Consumption, Transformation

Thursday 24 July 2014

The Biennial Postcolonial Studies Association (PSA) Postgraduate and Early Career Conference. This interdisciplinary two-day conference will explore urgent questions surrounding the roles and concept of resources within the postcolonial world and capitalist world-system.

Greek Texts and the Early Modern Stage

Monday 14 July 2014

A one-day colloquium exploring the impact of Greek texts on the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Cathedral Libraries and Archives of Britain and Ireland

Wednesday 2 July 2014

The Thirteenth York Manuscripts Conference, 2-4 July 2014.

The Sea Is Rising: Visualizing Climate Change in the Pacific

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Professor Elizabeth DeLoughrey will explore the rise in documentaries that are visualizing the challenges faced by island communities.

Godley Governance c1500-1750

Friday 27 June 2014

CREMS two-day conference with keynote speakers Peter Lake (Vanderbilt) and Lucy Wooding (King's College, London).

Dying for Time: T. S. Eliot's 'Four Quartets'

Monday 23 June 2014

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Professor Martin Hägglund (Yale).

Writing the Living, Writing the Dead: Patrick French in Conversation

Thursday 19 June 2014

Eminent biographer and historian, Patrick French, discusses the art of literary biography, and shows how V. S. Naipaul, born in rural poverty in colonial Trinidad, turned himself into a key figure in contemporary world literature. A Writers at York event in association with York Festival of Ideas.

Delirious Cosmology: A lecture on the poetry of the universe

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Kevin Killeen will take us on a literary journey to discover the history of cosmology before science. A York Festival of Ideas event.

James Joyce: 'Ulysses', Order and Chaos. A Bloomsday lecture

Monday 16 June 2014

James Joyce’s 'Ulysses' - which follows the modern-day Odysseus, Leopold Bloom, round Dublin for a day - is set on 16 June 1904. This date is celebrated across the world as ‘Bloomsday’. On its 110th anniversary, Dr Dan Mulhall, Irish Ambassador to Britain, will lecture on Joyce and 'Ulysses', Joyce’s great book about ordering the chaos of a modern day as myth and history. A Writers at York event in association with York Festival of Ideas.

'It's a Dishonest Con!': Realist Film and Television after Alan Clarke

Wednesday 11 June 2014

A one-day symposium organised by the Centre for Modern Studies.

Before and beyond 'The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century'

Tuesday 10 June 2014

CMS Research Seminar with speakers Elizabeth Tyler & Michele Vescovi (York).

Writing South Africa Now: Twenty Years On

Saturday 7 June 2014

A one-day conference hosted by the University of York in association with the University of Cambridge.

German Shakespeare: Hamlet in the Twenties

Wednesday 4 June 2014

This year's Patrides lecture will be given by Professor Andreas Höfele, writer and Professor of Philology at the University of Munich.

Playing with Words: Music in Beckett and Joyce

Tuesday 3 June 2014

In this workshop Roger Marsh and Catherine Laws, from the Department of Music, will explore the relationship between musicality and the writings of Beckett and Joyce, and the composers who have responded to their texts. A Writers at York event.

Reading and Interpretation: Getting Over Freud

Monday 2 June 2014

Professor Hugh Haughton will chair the third meeting of the ‘Reading and Interpretation’ discussion group, introducing three essays by Adam Phillips: ‘Poetry and Psychoanalysis’, ‘The Telling of Selves’, and ‘Psychoanalysis; or, Is It Worth It?’.

Classical Philosophers in Seventeenth Century English Thought

Wednesday 28 May 2014

This one day symposium will look at the reception of classical philosophers in seventeenth century English thought and culture, in philosophy, religion, natural philosophy, poetry and literature, the university, or other areas of early modern intellectual life.

Captain Morris in Full Glee, Or, The Poetics of Conviviality

Tuesday 27 May 2014

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Ian Newman (Notre Dame).

Aristotle, Giles of Rome, and the Emotions of the Ruler

Tuesday 27 May 2014

CMS Research Seminar with speaker Rita Copeland (University of Pennsylvania & CML Visiting Professor).

Arts and Humanities Summer Research Celebration

Tuesday 27 May 2014

Summer berries, sparkling wine and a celebration of recent arts and humanities research successes.

Publishing and Prizing Muslims Workshop

Friday 23 May 2014

This workshop considers the negotiations around the production, design, publication and dissemination of works by authors of Muslim heritage.

Madness and Montage

Thursday 22 May 2014

Annual Jacques Berthoud lecture with speaker W. J. T. Mitchell (Chicago).

Unforbidden Pleasures: Life Itself

Wednesday 21 May 2014

The last in a series of three public lectures by pyschoanalyst, literary critic and essayist, Adam Phillips.

Adam Phillips Summer Seminar

Wednesday 21 May 2014

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

Graduate Conference 2014

Tuesday 20 May 2014

All day conference, featuring papers which reflect the rich variety of research by current MA and PhD students in the Department, from Wollstencraft to waste paper and from Shatner to 'The Satanic Verses'.

Shakespeare and the V&A

Monday 19 May 2014

IPUP Public Lecture with speaker Bill Sherman (York, Head of Research at V&A).

Reconstructing neighbourhoods in early modern London: the evidence of church court depositions

Monday 19 May 2014

CREMS Graduate Masterclass with speaker Keith Wrightson (Yale).

World Music, World Literature

Saturday 17 May 2014

A Writers at York event.

Sound Words, Strange Tattoos, and Unbounded Attachments: Celebrating the work of Harriet Guest

Saturday 17 May 2014

From 'A Form of Sound Words' to South Pacific tattoos, and from 'Small Change' to 'Unbounded Attachment', Professor Harriet Guest's work covers an extraordinary range of writers, themes, and places, and has been acclaimed all over the world. Please join us for a day of lively discussion in honour of this remarkable scholar.

Colloquium celebrating the work of Harriet Guest

Saturday 17 May 2014

CECS Colloquium celebrating the work of Harriet Guest.

Adil Ray - In Conversation, followed by a screening of 'Citizen Khan'

Thursday 15 May 2014

Adil Ray is a British actor, radio and television presenter. This event centres around the controversial but popular BBC One situation comedy 'Citizen Khan', co-written by and starring Adil Ray, and set in Birmingham's Sparkhill district. A Writers at York event.

Unconstitutional Writing: Arvind Mehrotra and the Interplay of Languages

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Peter D McDonald (Oxford).

European Research Council briefing

Wednesday 14 May 2014

A session for early career researchers and senior scholars alike.

The Cracks of Post-liberalized India: How Indian Graphic Novels Story the 'New' Society

Tuesday 13 May 2014

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Emma Dawson Varughese (Staffordshire University).

Time and Early Modern Thought - a two-day conference

Friday 9 May 2014

Northern Renaissance Roses Seminar two-day colloquium. Run jointly by the universities of Lancaster and York, this two-day conference (9th-10th May) will look at 'time' in the Renaissance.

Modernist Poetry and the Feedback Loop

Wednesday 7 May 2014

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Peter Howarth (Queen Mary, University of London).

Reading by James Meek - John Tilney Writer in Residence

Tuesday 6 May 2014

This summer term's John Tilney Writer in Residence is the novelist and journalist James Meek.

Reading and Interpretation: Said's 'Secular Criticism' (Ziad Elmarsafy)

Monday 5 May 2014

Dr Ziad Elmarsafy will chair the second meeting of the ‘Reading and Interpretation’ group, looking at Edward Said’s essay ‘Secular Criticism’ from 'The World, the Text, and the Critic'.

On and off the page: Words, Music and Voice in Yeats and Stein

Saturday 3 May 2014

William Brooks from the Department of Music presents an interactive session on the ways in which W.B. Yeats and Gertrude Stein both invite ‘reading’ in unconventional ways'. A Writers at York event.

Poetry, Music, and the Sacred: Alice Goodman and Michael Symmons Roberts in Conversation

Wednesday 30 April 2014

In the awe-inspiring setting of York Minster, this evening of readings and conversation brings together two extraordinary poet-librettists, Alice Goodman and Michael Symmons Roberts, to discuss the collaboration between poetry and music, and the relationship of their work to faith and to the sacred. A Writers at York event.

Fictionality Forum: Ziad Elmarsafy and Jurate Levina

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Informal discussion of fictionality-related readings, circulated in advance. From Ziad, the introduction to his 2012 book, 'Sufism in the Contemporary Arabic Novel'; and from Jurate, her conference paper, 'Phenomenology of Fiction as Aesthetic Truth in James Joyce’s 'Epiphanies''.

Paul Mills, Mike Barlow and Jane Routh - A Poetry Reading

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Three prize-winning poets showcase their new collections, 'You Should've Seen Us' (Mills), 'Falling Into Place' (Routh), and 'Charmed Lives' (Barlow), as well as reading from previous work. A Writers at York event.

Sketching Home: Soldier Art and Souvenirs of the Crimean War

Thursday 24 April 2014

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Holly Furneax (Leicester).

A Double Sorrow

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Lavinia Greenlaw’s 'A Double Sorrow', published by Faber and Faber in March 2014, is an unforgettable retelling of Chaucer’s 'Troilus and Criseyde' – said to be his finest poem and one of the most captivating love stories ever written. The reading will be preceded by a talk on Chaucer’s double sorrow by Kenneth Clarke (York). A Writers at York and Centre for Medieval Literature (CML) event.

Reza Aslan on his book 'Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth'

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Reza Aslan, internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions, will be discussing his New York Times Bestseller book 'Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth'. Part of the prestigious Writers at York series.

Jesuits and Music in Guam and the Marianas, 1668-1769

Wednesday 12 March 2014

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker David Irving (Australian National University).

Rethinking the Grand Tour: Questioning Cultures of Eighteenth-Century Travel

Saturday 8 March 2014

A one-day CECS conference at King's Manor, York.

Islamisation and Fiction: A Narrative

Friday 7 March 2014

Danish-Indian novelist, literature academic, and Man Asian Literary Prize nominee Tabish Khair will speak at York about his thoughtful yet hilarious novel 'How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position', which is released in the UK on 20 February. A Writers at York event.

Maureen McLane, 'A Poetry Reading'

Thursday 6 March 2014

Maureen McLane is the author of three volumes of poetry, plus the new collection, 'This Blue', which is forthcoming in April 2014. She teaches Romanticism at New York University, where she is Professor of English. A Writers at York event.

Border Trouble: Scottish Balladry, Mediality, and World Literature

Wednesday 5 March 2014

This year's Stephen Copley lecture will be given by Maureen McLane. A Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies event in association with Writers at York.

'"ze lere den tumben?": An Investigation into German as a Self-consciously Educative and/or Literary Language in the 12th Century'

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Part of the Centre for Medieval Literature (CML) Seminar Series.

The Texture of Perception: The Dark Art of Poetry and the Medieval Sensorium

Tuesday 4 March 2014

Centre for Medieval Studies York Medieval Seminar with speaker Vincent Gillespie, J. R. R. Tolkein Professor of Medieval English Literature (Oxford).

'Let the balance be just the the weights equal': Quentin Matsys's 'The Moneychanger and His Wife' in 1514

Wednesday 26 February 2014

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Joanna Woodall (Courtauld Institute).

Eliot Among the Comedians

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Matthew Bevis (Oxford).

Fat Art Thin Art: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick as a Poet

Friday 14 February 2014

To celebrate Queer History month, Valentine's day, and the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Fat Art Thin Art, the Centre for Modern Studies is delighted to host an afternoon soiree to discuss Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick as a poet.

A Lovely Dialogue: Critics and Poets, Friends and Fans

Thursday 13 February 2014

Poetry reading by Mary Baines Campbell and Michael D Snediker in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's 'Fat Art Thin Art'.

Telling Dreams: Oneiric Circulation in Early Modern New France

Wednesday 12 February 2014

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Mary Baine Campbell (Brandeis).

2014 Alumni Careers Event

Tuesday 11 February 2014

Come along and hear some of the Department's alumni talk about making the transition from university to the workplace. All students of the Department welcome and warmly invited!

W. B. Yeats and the BBC

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Emilie Morin (York).

Politics and Protest: changing responses to economic crisis in Tudor and Stuart England

Wednesday 5 February 2014

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Brodie Waddell (Birkbeck).

40 Icelandic priests and a map of the world

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Part of the Centre for Medieval Literature (CML) Seminar Series.

Nabokov and his Publishers: Authority in the Paratext

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Duncan White (Wellesley).

Creatures of the mind: witchcraft from melancholia to psychoanalysis

Wednesday 29 January 2014

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Dr Kate Hodgkin (University of East London).

Pursuing and Publishing Frances Burney D'Arblay's Journals and Letters, 1768-1840

Tuesday 28 January 2014

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Professor Peter Sabor (McGill).

All is (Not) True: 'Cymbeline''s Much Ado About Nothing, Noting, (K)not Knowing, and Counterfeiting

Friday 24 January 2014

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Professor Patricia Parker (Stanford).

The Unforbidden 2: Against self-criticism

Wednesday 22 January 2014

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

How to do books with things in early modern England

Wednesday 22 January 2014

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Dr Jason Scott-Warren (Cambridge).

Adam Phillips Spring Seminar

Wednesday 22 January 2014

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

Visual Politics in the German Renaissance

Wednesday 15 January 2014

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Professor Ulinka Rublack (Cambridge).

Forgetting 1798: The struggle over 'living memory' in Ulster

Tuesday 14 January 2014

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Dr Guy Beiner (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Oxford University).