Events in 2016

 

BARS 2017: Romantic Improvement

Thursday 27 July 2017

The 15th biannual conference of the British Association for Romantic Studies will be hosted by the University of York’s Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, with events in and around The King’s Manor in York’s historic city centre.

Being Citizens, 1770-1832

Saturday 3 December 2016

Interdisciplinary symposium hosted by the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies.

After Dickens

Friday 2 December 2016

A two-day conference with keynote speakers Professor Kamilla Elliott (Lancaster University) and Professor Juliet John (Royal Holloway).

Laughing at John Damer: The Reformative Ethics of George Coleman's 'The Suicide, A Comedy' (1778)

Tuesday 29 November 2016

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Eric Parisot (Flinders University, Adelaide).

The Cult of the Book

Thursday 24 November 2016

Professor Brian Cummings gives the Inaugural Lecture of the Friends of the University of York Library and Archives.

Conversion Hysteria 4: Believe It Or Not

Wednesday 23 November 2016

This is the first of three lectures by Visiting Professor Adam Phillips, Writer and Psychoanalyst.

Primary Process, Thinking and Art

Wednesday 23 November 2016

The first in a series of three seminars by Visiting Professor Adam Phillips, Writer and Psychoanalyst.

Pieces of 'The Pale King': Understanding David Foster Wallace's Final Novel

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker David Hering (Liverpool).

No Place like Home: Irish Writing in a Changing World

Wednesday 9 November 2016

The 2016 Jacques Berthoud Lecture will be given by Fintan O'Toole, columnist, literary editor and drama critic for The Irish Times.

The Archers - an everyday story of...the real world? domestic abuse in Ambridge and beyond

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women's Aid in conversation with Judith Buchanan, Director of the Humanities Research Centre.

Blizzards of Steel: Viking Poetry and the Battles of Fulford and Stamford Bridge

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Part of the 'Normans in the North' Lecture Series hosted by the Centre for Medieval Studies, Yorkshire Philosophical Society and York Museums Trust.

Restarting the Clock of History: Periodicity, Neoliberalism and Contemporary World Literature

Wednesday 2 November 2016

This talk is part of the Centre for Modern Studies 'Freedom After Neoliberalism' research strand.

After Ireland? Ireland's Afterlives in Global Anglophone Poetry

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Omaar Hena (Wake Forest University).

Rosenberg's war: 'Iron, honey, gold'

Friday 28 October 2016

This year's FR Leavis lecture will be given by author Jean Liddiard.

'Capturing' live Shakespearean theatre

Tuesday 25 October 2016

John Wyver, Director of Screen Productions at the Royal Shakespeare Company and executive producer of all the 'Live from Statford-upon-Avon' theatre broadcasts, will be talking about the process of 'capturing' live Shakespearean theatre and transmitting it to the world.

The Apocalypse? Or Just the Vikings? Byrhtferth and Ælfric plan for the End of the World?

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Medieval Literatures Research Seminar with speaker Rebecca Stephenson (University College Dublin).

Ian Watt and the Prison Camp English Department

Tuesday 18 October 2016

The Centre for Modern Studies start of year event with speaker Dr Marina Mackay (Oxford).

Methods in Madness: or, how to work on the 'Lady's Magazine'

Monday 17 October 2016

On campus workshop with Jennie Batchelor (University of Kent).

Fluxus and the Idea of Nothing

Tuesday 11 October 2016

CModS Research Seminar with speakers Emilie Morin (English and Related Literature) and Catherine Laws (Music).

Appropriated Corners

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Workshop with Cynthia Wall (University of Virginia) for postgraduate students in CECS, CREMS and the Eighteenth Century and Romantics Research School).

Grammars of Approach: Landscape, Narrative, and the Linguistic Picturesque

Tuesday 4 October 2016

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Cynthia Wall (University of Virginia).

Dickens's Early Sketches

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Paul Schlicke (Aberdeen).

Alice Oswald Reads Her Poetry

Friday 1 July 2016

Part of the Poetic Measures conference. A Writers at York event.

Reading by A. L. Kennedy, writer and performer

Wednesday 29 June 2016

A Writers at York event.

Sheridan, the Theatre, and Public Opinion

Friday 17 June 2016

CECS Workshop and one-day conference at the Theatre Royal, Richmond.

Shared Heritage: West and Islamic World

Thursday 16 June 2016

The media often present Islam and the West as two separate worlds. Many public commentators fail to see how Western society and the Islamic World share common cultural roots in our classical heritage. The Romans and Greeks left a shared patrimony of scientific imagination and arts, but also myths and legends. Join us to learn how the English in the Middle Ages shared a similar vision of the past with Muslims of the time.

Exhibiting Seamus Heaney

Tuesday 14 June 2016

A York Festival of Ideas event with speaker Geraldine Higgins (Emory University).

Rebellion and Reconstruction III: 'Eamon de Valera and the Irish Revolution of 1916'

Tuesday 14 June 2016

A York Festival of Ideas event with speaker Ronan Fanning (Emeritus Professor of History at University College Dublin).

Readings by Faber New Poets

Sunday 12 June 2016

Faber New Poets Sam Buchan-Watts, Rachel Curzon and Rachael Allen will read from their new books.

Rebellion and Reconstruction II: 'Theatre and the 1916 Rising'

Friday 10 June 2016

A York Festival of Ideas event with speaker Lionel Pilkington (Galway).

Mairi MacInnes Reading

Wednesday 8 June 2016

Poet Mairi MacInnes will read from her new book, 'Amazing Memories of Childhood' (2016). A Writers at York and York Festival of Ideas event.

Rebellion and Reconstruction I: The Easter Rebellion 1916

Tuesday 7 June 2016

An edited screening new documentary, introduced by Briona Nic Dhiarmade (University of Notre Dame). A York Festival of Ideas event.

Lessons Learned from 'Imagining the Passion': Imagining a Devotional Landscape for Nasrid and Morisco Granada

Monday 6 June 2016

Department of History of Art lecture by Professor Cynthia Robinson (Cornell) in collaboration with the Centre for Medieval Literature, Universities of York and Southern Denmark.

Humour, virtuality, and the lone togetherness of social media

Monday 6 June 2016

This Centre for Modern Studies lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity to meet Professor Eric Weitz (Trinity College, Dublin).

Physical Comedy: The theory and practice of joking for bodies

Monday 6 June 2016

This lunchtime workshop for postgraduate students is sponsored by the Centre for Modern Studies.

The Annual Patrides Public Lecture and Reception: 'Picknicking in Eden'

Thursday 2 June 2016

The Annual Patrides Lecture is this year delivered by Professor Dame Hermione Lee (Wolfson College, Oxford).

Conversion Hysteria III: Loose Change

Wednesday 1 June 2016

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

Form in Art

Wednesday 1 June 2016

The Summer Term seminar by Visiting Professor Adam Phillips, Writer and Psychoanalyst, will discuss 'Form in Art: A Psycho-analytic Interpretation' by Adrian Stokes.

Creative Labour

Wednesday 1 June 2016

The Centre for Modern Studies is hosting two linked events addressing Creative Labour. These events will appeal to those interested in neoliberalism, creativity, contemporary politics, cultural studies and issues including gender, equality, and the theorisation of work, or labour.

Celebrity Parts: from Nell Gwyn's breasts to Colley Cibber's shirts

Tuesday 31 May 2016

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Elaine McGirr (Royal Holloway).

A Certain Vision: Henry Corbin on Heidegger and Ibn al-Arabi

Thursday 26 May 2016

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Ziad Elmarsafy (Professor of Comparative Literature, King's College London).

Literary Yorkshires

Saturday 21 May 2016

The sequel to the successful Literary Yorkshires workshop of January 2015 will take place at King's Manor in York.

Medieval Orientalism and the Modern Imagination: The Case of the Two Rushdies

Thursday 19 May 2016

Global Literature and Culture Forum with speaker Dr Shazia Jagot (York).

The European circulation of images and Anti-Jesuit Propaganda in the Seventeenth Century

Thursday 19 May 2016

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Line Cottegnies (Nouvelle Sorbonne).

Were we right to fire the canon (if we ever did)?

Thursday 19 May 2016

This interdisciplinary symposium revisits issues of value and canonicity, from both a theoretical and a historical point of view.

Third Year Undergraduate Conference in the Renaissance and Eighteenth Century

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Afternoon conference held in the Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building.

'False Sails and Epitaphs': A discussion of Anne Carson's 'The Economy of the Unlost'

Tuesday 17 May 2016

A Modern School and Poetry and Poetics Reading Group event, introduced by Hugh Haughton.

Jacques Berthoud Lecture 2016: 'Fanon transformed? The New Writings'

Thursday 12 May 2016

Robert Young (Professor of English and Comparative Literature, New York University) will give this year's Jacques Berthoud Lecture.

Translating Machiavelli's Prince in early modern England: New manuscript evidence?

Wednesday 11 May 2016

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Alessandra Petrina (Padua).

Graduate Conference 2016

Wednesday 11 May 2016

Sixteen graduate students in the Department will present on topics in four categories under the theme 'Crossroads of Literature'.

Uncommon: Hobbes and Theoliberalism

Tuesday 10 May 2016

This event is part of the Freedom After Neoliberalism research strand.

Readings by Chloe Stopa-Hunt and Edwina Attlee

Thursday 5 May 2016

The young British poets Chloe Stopa-Hunt and Edwina Attlee will be reading from their début poetry collections (published with Clinic Poets, 2016) along with J. T. Welsch. A Writers at York event.

Sidney and the anatomy of presence

Thursday 5 May 2016

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Katharine Craik (Oxford Brookes).

"Almost Criminal": Nature and Law in Elizabeth Bishop's Poetry and Prose

Wednesday 4 May 2016

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Katherine Ebury (University of Sheffield).

Fashion Victim: High Society, Sociability and Suicide

Tuesday 3 May 2016

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Leigh Wetherall-Dickson (Northumbria University).

What is Literature?: Critical Hauntings After the Death of the Author

Wednesday 27 April 2016

A Talk by Tabish Khair, John Tilney Writer in Residence for the Summer Term 2016.

Sign Language in the Seventeenth Century: Science, Literature, and Samuel Pepys

Thursday 21 April 2016

CREMS Research Seminar with speaker Kate Loveman (Leicester).

CModS Complexity in the Humanities Workshop

Wednesday 20 April 2016

This year's second CMods Complexity in the Humanities workshop centres upon the topic of time and complex systems.

Inside empire looking out: the view from Dent's veranda

Tuesday 19 April 2016

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Geoff Quilley (University of Sussex).

Reading and talk by Tabish Khair, Summer Term John Tilney Writer in Residence

Monday 18 April 2016

Reading and talk by poet, novelist and critic Tabish Khair, the Department's John Tilney Writer in Residence 2016.

Anthony Powell Society Conference 2016

Friday 8 April 2016

An international conference dedicated to the work, life and times of Anthony Dymoke Powell.

Epistolary cultures - letters and letter-writing in early modern Europe

Friday 18 March 2016

A two-day conference exploring the many aspects of early modern epistolary culture in the sixteenth and seventeenth century in its Latin and vernacular forms.

Europe: New Foundations for an Unknown Future

Wednesday 9 March 2016

York Medieval Lecture with speaker David Wallace (Judith Rodin Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania).

The invention of Latin monastic literature

Thursday 3 March 2016

CML video-seminar with speaker Roberto Alciati (Università di Torino).

Arthur Hugh Clough: Poetry in the Making

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Daniel Tyler (Oxford).

Against Biography

Wednesday 24 February 2016

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

A Game That Must Be Lost

Wednesday 24 February 2016

The Spring Term seminar by Visiting Professor Adam Phillips, Writer and Psychoanalyst, will discuss text from 'A Game That Must Be Lost' by Adrian Stokes.

Conté's Machines: Drawing, Atmosphere, and Erasure in Post-Revolutionary France

Tuesday 23 February 2016

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Richard Taws (UCL).

From Gdansk to Lynn - 'The Writyng of This Tretys': Margery Kempe's Son and the Authorship of Her Book

Wednesday 17 February 2016

CML Video-seminar with speaker Sebastian Sobecki (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen).

The Southwark Connection: Chaucer, Gower, and William of Wykeham

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Medieval Literatures and Languages Research Seminar with speaker Sebastian Sobecki (Groningen).

Thomas Holcroft's Diary

Tuesday 9 February 2016

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Amy Garnai (Tel Aviv University).

Different Voices

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Francis Spufford begins the series 'Different Voices' for the Laurence Sterne Trust.

Jewish Learning and Castilian Vernacular Poetry

Thursday 28 January 2016

CML Video-seminar with speaker Florence Curtis (Oxford).

Is the Playwright Dead? (and, if not, should s/he be?)

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker David Edgar, playwright.

Adapting the Nineteenth-Century Novel: from 'Nicholas Nickleby' to 'Jekyll and Hyde'

Wednesday 27 January 2016

An 'In conversation' event with David Edgar, playwright.

The Freedom of Each and the Freedom of All? Freedom in a Capitalist Market Economy

Friday 22 January 2016

Lecture by Professor Maeve Cooke (University College Dublin), part of the 'Freedom After Neoliberalism' series.

CModS Complexity in the Humanities Workshop

Wednesday 20 January 2016

The first workshop this year for the CMods Research Strand on Complexity in the Humanities.

Sincerity, Discipline, and Good Posture: David Foster Wallace at Mid-Career

Monday 18 January 2016

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Adam Kelly (York).

The speculation that dared not speak its name: James Brydges the first duke of Chandos during the South Sea Bubble

Tuesday 12 January 2016

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Yoji Yamamoto (CRAASH, Cambridge).