Events in 2015

Previous events

Grammars of Approach: Landscape, Print, and Narrative

Tuesday 8 December 2015

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Cynthia Wall (Virginia).

Civility, Violence, Civilization, 1500-1800

Thursday 3 December 2015

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Stuart Carroll (York).

Conversion Hysteria 2

Wednesday 2 December 2015

The Autumn Term lecture by Visiting Professor Adam Phillips, Writer and Psychoanalyst.

Violent Innocence - Adam Phillips Seminar

Wednesday 2 December 2015

The Autumn Term seminar by Visiting Professor Adam Phillips, Writer and Psychoanalyst, will discuss 'Violent Innocence' from 'Being a Character: Psychoanalysis and Self Experience' by Christopher Bollas.

Difficult Women 1680-1830

Friday 27 November 2015

Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies two-day postgraduate conference.

The Fiction of Corporate Personality

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Peter Knight (University of Manchester).

Poetry Reading Ft. Paul Mills and Carole Bromley

Monday 23 November 2015

This unique combination of readings will feature prominent local poets Paul Mills and Carole Bromley but will also include readings by both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

A Portrait of the Renaissance Venetian Artist as a Young Man: Jacopo Bellini and a Twenty-First-Century Approach to the Artist's Monograph

Thursday 19 November 2015

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Daniel Wallace Maze (Independent Scholar).

John Burnside Poetry Reading

Wednesday 18 November 2015

A Writers at York event.

Imagining the Past: Interplay between Textual and Visual Imagery in Late Medieval France

Tuesday 17 November 2015

York Medieval Seminar with speaker Anne D. Hedeman (Kress Foundation Department of Art History).

Theatre and News Culture: Dramatizing the News in Royalist Pamphlet Plays of 1648-49

Thursday 12 November 2015

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Lena Steveker (Saarland).

Kneeling, Calling and the Medieval Self

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Isabel Davis (Birkbeck) will give this year's Annual Riddy Lecture.

The Radicalism of Female Rule in Enlightenment Britain

Tuesday 10 November 2015

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Arianne Chernock (Boston).

Catriona O'Reilly Poetry Reading

Tuesday 10 November 2015

A Writers at York event.

The 'Marriage Bed'

Thursday 5 November 2015

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Jonathan Foyle (Visiting Professor, University of Lincoln).

Lord Byron's Preposterous Liberalism

Tuesday 3 November 2015

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Clara Tuite (Melbourne).

Prosody in the Digital Age

Monday 2 November 2015

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Meredith Martin (Princeton University).

Reading and In Conversation: Shadab Zeest Hashmi

Thursday 29 October 2015

A Writers at York event.

Wars and Lechery: Fletcher and the Archive

Thursday 29 October 2015

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Lucy Munro (KCL).

Academic Freedom After Neoliberalism

Wednesday 28 October 2015

A lecture by Professor Thomas Docherty (Warwick) in the 'Freedom After Neoliberalism' series.

Weather for Modern Times

Wednesday 28 October 2015

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Alexandria Harris (University of Liverpool).

The Yorkshire Election of 1807

Tuesday 20 October 2015

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Ted Royle (York).

Ezra Pound and the Politics of the 'Cantos'

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker David Moody (Emeritus Professor, University of York).

Reading and In Conversation: Olive Senior

Monday 12 October 2015

Back in the UK for a rare visit, Olive’s York event will highlight her new collection of short stories 'The Pain Tree'. She will also discuss her award-winning work of non-fiction, 'Dying to Better Themselves'.

An 'Aristotelian Moment': Democracy in Early Modern England

Thursday 8 October 2015

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Phil Withington (Sheffield).

Slavery in Small Things

Tuesday 6 October 2015

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Jim Walvin (York).

Journal of Commonwealth Literature: Fiftieth Anniversary Issue Launch Party

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Dr Claire Chambers (York) and Susan Watkins (Leeds Beckett) invite you to join them in celebrating the launch of the fiftieth anniversary issue.

Reconciliations: The 2015 Conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures

Monday 20 July 2015

This year the annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures comes to the University of York and to venues across the city.

Waterloo: Representation and Memory

Friday 26 June 2015

A major international conference in co-operation with the National Army Museum.

The Book of Gaza: Life and literature on the Strip

Tuesday 9 June 2015

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED Gaza may feature constantly in the news, but what do we really know of life there, beyond the headlines and the politics? A Comma Press and Writers at York event.

Scaling the Novel, Scaling the Human: Annual Jacques Berthoud Lecture 2015

Wednesday 3 June 2015

This year's Annual Jacques Berthoud lecture will be given by Professor Mark McGurl (Stanford University).

Freedom After Neoliberalism: The Beauty of a Social Problem

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Professor McGurl will lead a discussion of Walter Benn Michaels' essay 'The Beauty of a Social Problem', which deals with the problem of artistic form in the age of neoliberalism.

Remembering Troy: Memory, Geneology and Empire in Libro de Alexandre

Tuesday 2 June 2015

The third in the Summer Term CML Seminar Series, with speaker Clara Pascual-Argente (Rhodes College).

The book in the Renaissance

Monday 1 June 2015

The European Renaissance was the great age of the book, witnessing profound changes in media technologies and distribution, and producing some of the finest books ever made in both manuscript and print. In this richly-illustrated lecture, Dr Helen Smith explores how the book became an object of aesthetic, literary, and philosophical attention, which fascinated illuminators and painters, poets and collectors, and early scientists alike. A University of York Public Lecture.

Furman and O'Connell on HIV/AIDS, Moral Responsibility, and South African Literature

Monday 1 June 2015

Katherine Furman, from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, will tackle the controversial question, 'Is Thabo Mbeki Morally Responsible for his AIDS Denialism?' Part of the 'Finding Africa' seminar series.

Place and Space in the Medieval World

Friday 29 May 2015

This conference crosses disciplinary and theoretical boundaries to examine the words, metaphors, images, signs, poetry, and structures with which medieval society used these ideas to conceptualise, recognise and understand its world.

Disseminating Dress: Britain and the Fashion World

Thursday 28 May 2015

A three-day conference which explores how ideas and knowledge about dress have been shared, sought and communicated throughout history.

Never Trust a Skald: Poetry and the Manipulation of Memory

Tuesday 26 May 2015

The second seminar in the Summer Term CML Seminar Series, with speaker Erin Goeres (UCL).

Northern Nineteenth Century Network: Victorian Studies Professionalisation Day

Tuesday 26 May 2015

This event will give postgraduates working on any aspect of the nineteenth century the opportunity to hear from academics in their field on academic publishing, scholarly editing, teaching, applying for postdocs and balancing the various aspects of an academic career.

Urbanity and Society in the Middles Ages: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Urban Society and Life Across the Medieval Period c.600-1500

Friday 22 May 2015

In addition to looking at the multi-faceted urban experience, this conference will examine the relationships between towns and other aspects of medieval society and culture.

The Languages of Literature: Attridge at 70

Friday 22 May 2015

A three-day conference to celebrate the contribution to literary criticism made by Professor Derek Attridge.

HRC Summer Research Celebration

Thursday 21 May 2015

An opportunity to learn more about, and celebrate, work going on in the field of arts and humanities at the University.

Adam Phillips Lecture: Conversion Hysteria

Wednesday 20 May 2015

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

Adam Phillips Seminar: The Fascist State of Mind

Wednesday 20 May 2015

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

Clanchy's Vernacular Hypothesis Revisited: Writers and Readers of Administrative English, 1066-1166

Tuesday 19 May 2015

Medieval Literatures Research Seminar with speaker Julia Crick (King's College, London).

Third Year Undergraduate Conference in the Renaissance and Eighteenth Century

Tuesday 19 May 2015

A conference of literary criticism from third year students.

Graduate Student Conference 2015

Monday 18 May 2015

An opportunity for postgraduates across the Department to gain experience in presenting and communicating their interests or research, and to learn about the work of their peers in a friendly and informal setting. The keynote speaker is Professor Cathy Shrank (Sheffield).

The Voices of 'King Lear'

Saturday 16 May 2015

A pre-show talk, with illustrative help from actors, ahead of the Jonathan Miler production of 'King Lear', part of the York International Shakespeare Festival.

Reading and In Conversation: Neel Mukherjee

Thursday 14 May 2015

Neel Mukherjee comes to Writers at York to read from and discuss his Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel 'The Lives of Others'.

Ends, Exits and the 'Eschaton' in 'King Lear'

Thursday 14 May 2015

The Department's annual Patrides lecture, and a pre-show talk for the Jonathan Miller production of 'King Lear', part of the York International Shakespeare Festival.

Rethinking Disability on Screen

Thursday 14 May 2015

A one-day interdisciplinary symposium.

Connections through Comedy: The Evolution of a British Sense of Humour

Tuesday 12 May 2015

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Laura Griffin (York).

"Sing like birds i'th'cage": Cultivating Shakespeare in Captivity, 1914-2014

Tuesday 12 May 2015

A public lecture from the 'Shakespeare in the Making of Europe' workshop, and a pre-show talk for the Jonathan MIller production of 'King Lear', part of the York International Shakespeare Festival.

Shakespeare in Ukraine: Voicing the Times

Monday 11 May 2015

A public lecture from the 'Shakespeare in the Making of Europe' workshop, given as part of the York International Shakespeare Festival.

Spencer Reece poetry reading

Friday 8 May 2015

Poetry reading by the American poet Spencer Reece, author of 'The Clerk's Tale' and 'The Road to Emmaus'.

For Love nor Money: Motivations for Adultery in the Late Eighteenth Century

Tuesday 5 May 2015

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Kate Gibson (Sheffield).

Reading by Margie Orford, John Tilney Writer in Residence

Wednesday 29 April 2015

Margie Orford, internationally acclaimed writer, and this term's John Tilney Writer in Residence in the Department of English and Related Literature, will be reading from her novels.

Freedom After Neoliberalism 3: Hannah Arendt on Freedom

Monday 27 April 2015

Research Seminar with speaker Professor Richard H. King (University of Nottingham). The last in a series of three 'Freedom After Neoliberalism' events.

Under the Skin: A Neighbourhood Ethnography of Early Modern Drama

Thursday 23 April 2015

This talk will take as its premise geocriticism's central tenet that in order to really understand place the ethnographer works from the specific neighbourhood outwards. That is to say that as critics, not least of drama as a cultural and geographical form, we must start from place rather than just journey to it.

Larry Siems and The 'Guantanamo Diary'

Tuesday 21 April 2015

The final event in the York PEN 'Authors & Activists' series.

Calico made 'em mad: riot and consumption in 1719-20

Tuesday 21 April 2015

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Shotaro Hagita (York).

'That it had been to late for to crie': Rape and Patriarchy in Middle English Texts

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Medieval Literatures Research Seminar with speaker Rachel Moss (Corpus Christi College, Oxford & CMS, York).

The Estoria de Espanna Project: An Overview

Wednesday 15 April 2015

The first seminar in the Summer Term CML Seminar Series, with speaker Aengus Ward (Birmingham).

Over His Dead Body

Friday 27 March 2015

Richard III will be re-interred in Leicester Cathedral on Thursday 26th March. On 27th March the Department of English and Related Literature at York and the School of Modern Languages at Leicester come together to celebrate the historical figure who inspired one of Shakespeare's most popular incarnations.

Health, Mind and the Body: Three New Short Films

Thursday 26 March 2015

'Health, Mind and the Body: Three New Short Films', organized in conjunction with the Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders, explores the subjective experiences of living with chronic diseases or disorders using the medium of film.

Networks of Improvement: British Literary Clubs and Societies 1760-1840

Friday 13 March 2015

A major two-day 18th-century conference.

Burton and Montaigne: resources for scepticism in the early eighteenth century

Thursday 12 March 2015

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Dr Christopher Tilmouth (University of Cambridge).

The sacred and the profane: European oriental scholars and the interpretations of religious rituals

Tuesday 10 March 2015

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Jan Loop (University of Kent).

Fictionality Forum 4: 'Historical narratives between art and philosophy: a turning point in Croce's theory'

Friday 6 March 2015

The Fictionality Forum is an occasional opportunity for those with research interests relating to fictionality to get better acquainted with each other's work.

Dickens's Christmas Books

Thursday 5 March 2015

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Michael Slater (Birkbeck, University of London).

Magic and Intellectual History

Thursday 5 March 2015

A one-day symposium charting the relationship between early modern natural philosophy, religion, and magic. Part of the Thomas Browne Seminar series.

The Birth of Naval History: Audience and objectivity in 18th-century historical writing

Tuesday 3 March 2015

CECS Research Seminar with speaker James Davey (National Maritime Museum).

Antiquity of Diction in Old English and Old Norse Poetry

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Medieval Literatures Seminar with speaker Dr Matthew Townend (University of York).

Carlo Borromeo's Podophilia: The cult for the Feet of Christ in 16th- and 17th-century Milan

Thursday 26 February 2015

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Dr Emanuele Lugli (University of York).

Resources for International Solidarity: Palestine and South Africa on Camera

Wednesday 25 February 2015

The third event in the Resistant Resources Lecture series with speaker Dr Anna Bernard (King's College, London).

The Carnival Band: Scandal, Sensation and Sweet Musick

Friday 20 February 2015

Join Professor Christopher Marsh (presenter), Vivien Ellis (singer), and Folkestra for an evening in the tabloid world of the seventeenth-century ballad.

Travel and family strategy in the late seventeenth century: the Percevals of Co. Cork

Tuesday 17 February 2015

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Richard Ansell (University of York).

Land, Labour and African Literature

Monday 16 February 2015

Dr James Graham (Middlesex University) and Dr Madhu Krishnan (Bristol University) will offer complementary papers that will help us rethink land and labour in Southern African fiction.

'So-called waste': Forms of Excess in Post-1960 Art, Film, and Literature

Friday 13 February 2015

This event asks: what are the aesthetics of excess?, what are its material, temporal and figurative manifestations?, is artistic time-wasting a radical form of resistance to the capitalist imperative to be productive?, or do art’s glorious expenditures reinforce aesthetic hierarchies that privilege ‘difficulty’?

Ethics, Shakespeare, and the Intercultural Traffic

Thursday 12 February 2015

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Professor Alex Huang (George Washington University).

Unforbidden Pleasures 5: Laying down the Law

Wednesday 11 February 2015

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

Adam Phillips Spring Term Seminar

Wednesday 11 February 2015

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

Thinking in Film...about Paris 4

Tuesday 10 February 2015

A series of films and an open discussion that will provide an opportunity to think about French politics in the 50s and 60s, and about the connections they might encourage us to make between events then and now.

Resistant Resources Lecture Series: Sugar, Coal and Oil

Monday 9 February 2015

This second event in the Resistant Resources Lecture Series will offer exciting papers covering sugar, coal and oil, as they pertain to the General Strike, the Caribbean, and Zombie movies.

African Intellectual Mobilities: Diasporic Travel and Texts, Past and Present

Saturday 7 February 2015

This one-day colloquium hosted by the Department of English & Related Literature, University of York, UK, with the Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Linnaeus University, Sweden, is dedicated to exploring historical and contemporary African and diasporic ‘travel writing’ and black travel and textual cultures.

Michael Longley Poetry Reading

Thursday 5 February 2015

A Writers at York event.

Brand Luther. Martin Luther and the creation of a media phenomenon

Thursday 5 February 2015

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Professor Andrew Pettegree (University of St Andrews).

'The compact essential real truth': What is a war poem?

Thursday 5 February 2015

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Edna Longley (Queen's University Belfast).

Freedom After Neoliberalism 2

Wednesday 4 February 2015

Research Seminar with speaker Dr Nick Stevenson (University of Nottingham). The second of three events in the 'Freedom After Neoliberalism' series.

Thinking in Film...about Paris 3

Tuesday 3 February 2015

A series of films and an open discussion that will provide an opportunity to think about French politics in the 50s and 60s, and about the connections they might encourage us to make between events then and now.

The Proposition: Cultural Heritage and the Creative Arts

Friday 30 January 2015

A Proposition session exploring how the creative arts engage with historic sites, how historic sites engage with the creative arts, and what can emerge from the dialogue between them.

'Truly a person progresses by travelling and interacting with different peoples': Early Muslim Writers' Depiction of Britain

Thursday 29 January 2015

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Claire Chambers (University of York).

Thinking in Film...about Paris 2

Thursday 29 January 2015

A series of films and an open discussion that will provide an opportunity to think about French politics in the 50s and 60s, and about the connections they might encourage us to make between events then and now.

Diagrams, Charts and Tables: Visualising Information in Early Modern Lines

Thursday 29 January 2015

Join the inaugural meeting of the Early Modern Lines Research Network, at York Minster Library.

Networks, Systems, Them, Me, Us

Wednesday 28 January 2015

How might I/we better inhabit the current, comparatively thin theoretical space between the individual and society? A Lightning Rods event.

Thinking in Film...about Paris 1

Tuesday 27 January 2015

A series of films and an open discussion that will provide an opportunity to think about French politics in the 50s and 60s, and about the connections they might encourage us to make between events then and now.

Michael Frayn in conversation

Friday 23 January 2015

A Modern School event.

Pregnancy, False Pregnancy, and Questionable Heirs: Mary I and her Echoes

Thursday 22 January 2015

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Professor Carole Levin (University of Nebraska-Lincoln).

Compassion Fatigue, the 'CNN Effect' and the Need for Better Media-Humanitarian Theory

Wednesday 21 January 2015

The next seminar in the 'Journalism and Media' Studies stream of 'Finding Africa' will be presented by Richard Stupart from Universität Erfurt, Germany.

Passion and Harmony: The Holy Land, the Passion and the Franciscans in Renaissance Venice, 15th-16th centuries

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Medieval Literatures Seminar with speaker Michele Campopiano (University of York).

The Proposition: Freedom After Neoliberalism

Monday 19 January 2015

The first of three 'Freedom After Neoliberalism' events. This session asks what an engagement with the concept of freedom can add to the recent debates on neoliberalism in the humanities and social sciences.

Enduring Oil: The Resources of Petrofiction

Wednesday 14 January 2015

Dr Graeme MacDonald (University of Warwick) will open the Spring 2015 Resistant Resources Lecture Series.

Literary Yorkshires

Saturday 10 January 2015

Workshop featuring contributions from John Bowen, Jonathan Brockbank, Claire Chambers, Harriet Guest, Emma Major, Helen Smith, Matt Townend, and James Williams, as well as visiting speaker Nicola Watson from the Open University.

CREMS Research Celebration

Thursday 8 January 2015

Music, Pain, Portraiture - celebrate the past, present and future of CREMS.

YorkTalks 2015

Wednesday 7 January 2015

Sixteen researchers from across the York academic community will offer fast-paced and enticing views of their research to a wide audience.