Events in 2017

 

The Heat Signatures of Refugee Transit: 'Incoming' by Richard Mosse (2017)

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Joint TFTV-English Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Emma Cox (Royal Holloway, University of London).

Institutions as Actors

Friday 1 December 2017

The final workshop of the ‘Institutions of Literature, 1700-1900’ research network.

Writing Now Reading Group

Wednesday 29 November 2017

The first meeting of the 'Writing Now' Reading Group. Part of the 'Creative Dissonance' research strand.

Living in the (Eighteenth Century) Material World: Female Collectors, Enlightenment Education and the Country House

Tuesday 28 November 2017

CECS Postgraduate Forum event with speaker Elizabeth Rogers (University of Hull).

Orosius’ description of the world: influence, adaptation and interpolation

Thursday 23 November 2017

Medieval Literatures Seminar with speaker Alfred Hieatt (Queen Mary University London).

The Pre-Raphaelite 'Haiku'

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Jos Lavery (University of California, Berkeley).

CECS Postgraduate Forum Event

Tuesday 21 November 2017

CECS Postgraduate Forum event with speaker Alice Rhodes (University of York)

The Politics of Happiness

Monday 20 November 2017

CModS Research Seminar with speakers Dr David Dwan (University of Oxford) and Dr Emilie Morin (University of York). Part of the 'Political Forms' CModS research strand.

Essay Film and Narrative Technique: First Symposium of the BAFTSS ‘Essay Film’ Research Group

Saturday 18 November 2017

Symposium on this non-fiction form exploiting fictional techniques. Extended CFP 30th Sept.

Jennifer Egan: A Reading and Interview

Thursday 16 November 2017

Jennifer Egan will read at York from her new novel 'Manhattan Beach' and engage in an interview about her work. A Writers at York event.

How Novels Begin: Some Nineteenth-Century Test-Cases

Wednesday 15 November 2017

The Modern School's Annual Jacques Berthoud Lecture with speaker Professor Isobel Armstrong (Birkbeck, University of London).

The Wisdom of Some Short Poems in the Exeter Book

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Medieval Literatures Seminar with speaker Professor E. G. Stanley (Emeritus, University of Oxford).

Authentic Dross: Irish Poetry and Song - Moore, Mangan and (Jack) Yeats

Tuesday 14 November 2017

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Matthew Campbell (University of York).

Performing Care: Performance, Visibility and the Labour of Care

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Joint TFTV-English Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Amanda Stuart-Fisher (Central School of Speech and Drama).

Fibres and Fashion in the British Industrial Revolution, 1700-1800

Tuesday 7 November 2017

CECS Research Seminar with speaker John Styles (University of Hertfordshire).

Consolation's Discrepant Forms

Thursday 2 November 2017

Part of the Creative Dissonance CModS research strand.

Uses of Criticism in an Era of Postcritique

Thursday 2 November 2017

A workshop with English and CModS postgraduates. Part of the Creative Dissonance CModS research strand.

The Insider Conversation: Literary Agent & Poet Isobel Dixon

Wednesday 1 November 2017

If you’re interested in creative writing or publishing, you won’t want to miss this publishing masterclass and poetry reading with Isobel Dixon, Head of Books and Director of the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency. A Writers at York event.

Medieval Pilgrims' Books: Some Evidence, and Problems of Evidence

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Medieval Literatures and Languages Research School Seminar with speaker Anthony Bale (Birkbeck College, University of London).

The Death of the Artist: Memento Mori in Mary Hamilton's Munster Village (1778) & Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818)

Tuesday 31 October 2017

CECS Postgraduate Forum event with speaker Hannah Moss (University of Sheffield).

Contested Inheritances, 1750-1830

Saturday 28 October 2017

A one-day conference hosted by the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Women's Work: Allusion and Education in Mid-Twentieth Century Fiction

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Claire Jarvis (Stanford University).

The Reform Debates of 1830-32: A 'Four Nations' Approach

Tuesday 24 October 2017

CECS Postgraduate Forum event with speaker James Smith (University of York).

Poetry Reading: Henri Cole

Monday 23 October 2017

Please join us for this special poetry event, with celebrated US poet Henri Cole. A Writers at York event.

Monastic Legacies: Memory and the Biography of Place

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Part of the York Medieval Lecture Series.

Gender and Things in Pope and Austen

Tuesday 17 October 2017

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Barbara Benedict (Trinity College, Cambridge).

Michael Longley: A Poetry Reading

Thursday 12 October 2017

Michael Longley will be reading from his new book, 'Angel Hill', which has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize. A Writers at York event.

"Being there": Shakespeare and live broadcast theatre - a history

Thursday 12 October 2017

Talk by Professor Judith Buchanan (York) in collaboration with the Film and Literature MA.

Shame and Attention

Wednesday 11 October 2017

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

On Psychic Pain

Wednesday 11 October 2017

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

Writers at York Special Event: Fiona Mozley

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Join us for a very special Writers at York event, celebrating the success of York PhD student Fiona Mozley’s debut novel, 'Elmet', which is shortlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize.

The Influence of the Epic Genre in Eighteenth-Century History Writing

Tuesday 10 October 2017

CECS Postgraduate Forum event with speaker Alexandra Anderson (University of Leeds).

Silent Shakespeare

Friday 6 October 2017

An evening of nostalgia, wonderment and silliness.

Professors, Pigs and Pygmalion: Textual Traces of Lost Phonographic Practices and the Academic Study of Modern Languages

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Catherine Robson (New York University).

So You Want to Submit a Journal Article! Strategies for Navigating Peer Review

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Publishing Workshop with Eugenia Zuroski (McMaster University).

The Cat-Arion of Strawberry Hill: Bentley's Illustration for Gray's Poem about the Death of Walpole's Cat

Tuesday 3 October 2017

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Eugenia Zuroski (McMaster University).

Pictures of perfection...make me sick and wicked?: Jane Austen and Reading for Lies

Friday 14 July 2017

Part of the AUSTEN AT 200 event series.

Narrative in Question Symposium and grants workshop

Thursday 15 June 2017

External speakers: Liesbeth Korthals-Altes (Groningen): 'Narrative fiction and Negotiations of Value – Genre Framing and Ethos Attributions.' Greta Olsen (Giessen): 'The Ideological Work of Images of Refugeeism.' Merja Polvinen (Helsinki): 'Enactive Processing of Science Fiction Narrative.'

'Sense and Sensibility' film screening with discussion

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Part of the AUSTEN AT 200 events series.

Historians at work

Sunday 11 June 2017

Part of the AUSTEN AT 200 events series.

The Future of Freedom

Friday 9 June 2017

Part of the Freedom After Neoliberalism CModS research strand.

Freedom After Neoliberalism Conference 2017

Friday 9 June 2017

Keynote Speakers: Nikolas Rose (King’s College London), Paul Crosthwaite (University of Edinburgh), Jane Elliott (King’s College London).

The Enduring Appeal of Jane Austen

Thursday 8 June 2017

Part of the AUSTEN AT 200 events series.

What Matters in Jane Austen

Thursday 8 June 2017

Part of the AUSTEN AT 200 events series.

In Praise of the Market: Christina Rosetti and the Salvific Signifier

Wednesday 7 June 2017

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Victoria Coulson (University of York).

The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment

Tuesday 6 June 2017

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Dr Tita Chico (University of Maryland).

Europe: What Value as an Analytical Category?

Tuesday 6 June 2017

A workshop forming part of the University of York Culture and Communication research theme.

Joining Scholarly Conversations: Academic Publishing, in Theory and Praxis

Monday 5 June 2017

CECS PG Workshop with speaker Dr Tita Chico (University of Maryland).

Loving Big Brother

Thursday 1 June 2017

John Bowen on George Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' at York Explore Library.

Does Islam Need the Shariah? A Reply to a Christian Interrogation

Wednesday 31 May 2017

A Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Shabbir Akhtar (Oxford).

Narrative in Question Seminar 7

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Mark Jenner (History): 'What you drink is what you write? Diet, dullness and medical writing in Restoration and Augustan England' [Note that the talk from Alice Hall (English) on 'Disability and narrative: Kenzaburō Ōe's fiction' has been cancelled]

Austen as Wartime Novelist

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies Annual Stephen Copley Lecture, with speaker Professor Kathryn Sutherland (Oxford). Part of the AUSTEN AT 200 events series.

'Clueless' film screening with introduction

Friday 26 May 2017

Part of the AUSTEN AT 200 events series.

AUSTEN AT 200

Wednesday 24 May 2017

A series of events to commemorate Jane Austen’s writing and her legacy marking the 200th anniversary of her death. Presented by the University of York in partnership with City Screen, the South Bank Community Cinema the York Festival of Ideas, and Fairfax House.

'Love and Friendship' film screening with discussion

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Part of the AUSTEN AT 200 events series.

Narrative in Question Guest Lecture

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Sandy Louchart (Digital Design Studio, Glasgow School of Art), 'Interactive Digital Narratives: Exploring Narrative Creativity in Games'

In the Library with George Eliot and Mary Anne Evans: 'Romola', Arbury Hall, and the Circulation of Knowledge

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Ruth Livesey (Royal Holloway)

Dangerous Spectacles: the 'Convulsionnaires' and the Anti-Philosophical Movement in 1760s Paris

Tuesday 23 May 2017

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Dr Anne Vila (University of Wisconsin)

Third Year Undergraduate Conference in the Renaissance and Eighteenth Century

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Afternoon conference held in the Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building.

Ezra Pound, Poetry, and Knowledge

Thursday 18 May 2017

Poetry and Poetics Reading Group event with speaker Kenneth Haynes (Brown University).

Narrative in Question Seminar 6

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Emily Heavey (SPRU): 'Telling ghost stories: The narrative construction of the phantom limb.' Richard Walsh (English): 'The Centre for Narrative Gravity: Narrative and the Philosophy of Selfhood after Dennett'

Witness for the Witnesses: Geoffrey Hill and Lyric Memorialization

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Kenneth Haynes (Brown University).

"Speak the speech...trippingly on the tongue": Performing Shakespearean Verse

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Professor Michael Cordner and Dr Tom Cantrell (University of York) explore, via analysis and practical experiment, how the changing nature of Shakespeare's verse writing across his career gradually transformed the challenges he set for his actors.

Hamlet's Elsinore and Elsinore's Hamlet

Monday 15 May 2017

In this illustrated talk, Dr Anne Sophie Refskou (University of Surrey) and Lars Romann Engel (Artistic Director of Hamletscenen in Elsinore) discuss the lively history of Hamlet in Denmark, tracing how Shakespeare’s fictional setting for Hamlet has become a real one. Part of the York International Shakespeare Festival.

Hamlet at Elsinore

Monday 15 May 2017

An exhibition on display in the Berrick Saul Building (University of York). Free and open to the public 4.00pm-7.15pm, Monday 15th to Friday 19th May inclusive.

York International Shakespeare Festival 2017

Saturday 13 May 2017

The York International Shakespeare Festival is a major cultural venture for York and for the North of England. It emerges from a new partnership between the York Theatre Royal, the University of York and Parrabbola.

Writers at York: Poetry Reading

Thursday 11 May 2017

All are very welcome for this special Writers at York event, in conjunction with York Explore Library's Finding the Words series, featuring three exciting UK and US poets: Ruby Robinson, Nuar Alsadir, and Jodie Hollander.

On Inattention

Wednesday 10 May 2017

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

Narrative in Question Seminar 5

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Roger Marsh (Music): 'Poor Yorick - singing Laurence Sterne.' Peter Lamarque (Philosophy): 'Transparent and opaque modes of reading narrative.'

On Death-work

Wednesday 10 May 2017

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

The Magdalens and the Performance of Virtue: Kelly, Sterne and Crebillon

Tuesday 9 May 2017

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Dr Mary Peace (Sheffield Hallam University).

The Pink Suit

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Professor Stella Bruzzi (Film and Television, Warwick).

Literatures of betrayal: Risk, collaboration and narrative non-fiction in contemporary South Africa

Thursday 27 April 2017

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Hedley Twidle (University of Cape Town).

Medieval Psalters as Witnesses to Liturgical Song: The Iberian Case

Tuesday 25 April 2017

A Centre for Medieval Studies lecture with speaker Dr Emma Hornby (University of Bristol).

Are you talking to me? Questions of audience in Voltaire's 'Letters Concerning the English Nation or Philosophical Letters?'

Tuesday 25 April 2017

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Dr Nick Treuherz (University of York).

Poetry Reading: Denise Riley

Thursday 16 March 2017

One of the most compelling contemporary English poets reads from her work.

Rock 'N' Film: Cinema's Dance with Popular Music

Tuesday 14 March 2017

The Department of English and Related Literature is delighted to welcome the distinguished film scholar Professor David E James, who will present the lecture he delivered in January to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science in Los Angeles.

The Significance of Stories in the Post-Truth Era: Or, Why Literature Matters

Thursday 9 March 2017

A Leverhulme-funded talk by eminent writer and scholar Tabish Khair.

Narrative in Question Guest Lecture

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Mari Hatavara (Visiting Professor, Tampere), 'A Narratological Analysis of the Political Interview'.

Literary Networks of the Vicars Choral and the Clerical Proletariat in Late Medieval York

Tuesday 7 March 2017

Part of the York Medieval Lecture Series, with speaker Kathryn Kerby-Fulton (Notre Dame).

Ex-centric Cinema: Giorgio Agamben's film archaeology

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Professor Janet Harbord (Film Studies, Queen Mary University of London).

Narrative in Question Seminar 4

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Debbie Maxwell (TFTI): 'Co-creating shared futures through storytelling.' Catherine Laws (Music): 'Player Piano: performing narratives of sound and body.'

Confronting Loss in Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Britain

Tuesday 28 February 2017

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Kate Smith (University of Birmingham).

Narrative in Question Guest Lecture

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Alice Bell (Sheffield Hallam), 'Immersion in a Playable Story: a Cognitive, Empirical Approach'.

Gazing at the Planet: Olive Schreiner and Scale

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Coílín Parsons (Georgetown University, USA).

Narrative in Question Seminar 3

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Kate Gridley (SPRU): 'Life Story Work in Dementia Care.' Silvia Gennari (Psychology): 'Narratives and cognitive processes during reading.'

Reparative Reading at 21

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Memorial Symposium.

Paying Attention: Conversion Hysteria 5

Wednesday 8 February 2017

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

Narrative in Question Guest Lecture

Wednesday 8 February 2017

Molly Andrews (CNR, East London), 'On Time: Narrative, Apology and Forgiveness'.

Between Freud and Charcot

Wednesday 8 February 2017

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

In Their Mother Tongue: The use of vernacular languages in medieval liturgy

Tuesday 7 February 2017

Medieval Literatures & Languages Research School seminar with speaker Helen Gittos (University of Kent).

Reparative Reading at 21: informal reading group 2

Tuesday 7 February 2017

This is the second of two preparatory reading groups in advance of 'Reparative Reading at 21', the fourth in the series of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Memorial Symposia, which will take place on 14 February 2017.

Nick Cave and the King James Bible

Thursday 2 February 2017

The Spring Term meeting of the Literature and Sacred Reading Group.

In the wars: Irish writing, 1914-1945

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Gerald Dawe (Trinity College Dublin).

Narrative in Question Seminar 2

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Greg Currie (Philosophy): 'Not as we know it: narrative and the recreation of experience.' Romana Turina (TFTI): 'Making meaning in reparative storytelling through digital narrative.'

The Novel at the End of History: Donald Trump and 'Infinite Jest'

Wednesday 1 February 2017

A talk organised by the York Centre for the Americas with speaker Adam Kelly (English, York).

Reparative Reading at 21: informal reading group 1

Tuesday 31 January 2017

This is the first of two preparatory reading groups in advance of 'Reparative Reading at 21', the fourth in the series of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Memorial Symposia, which will take place on 14 February 2017.

Wolves, ravens and troll-women: 1066 in Old Norse History and Literature

Tuesday 31 January 2017

Part of the 'Normans in the North' Lecture Series, with speaker Erin Goeres (University College London).

Publishing, Patronage, and the Library of Liberty: Andrew Millar and Thomas Hollis in 1765

Tuesday 31 January 2017

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Adam Budd (University of Edinburgh).

Tracking Poetic Performance from Homer to Shakespeare

Monday 30 January 2017

A CModS Poetry and Poetics event with speaker Professor Derek Attridge (Emeritus Professor, English and Related Literature, York).

After Magic: Charm in Literary Theory and Practice

Wednesday 25 January 2017

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Herbert Tucker (University of Virginia).

Narrative in Question Guest Lecture

Wednesday 25 January 2017

Mark Currie (Queen Mary, London), 'Narrative, Time and Contingency'.

Adam Crothers and 'Eborakon' poetry reading

Monday 23 January 2017

Poetry reading to coincide with the launch of issue three of 'Eborakon'.

Narrative in Question Seminar 1 - An introduction to narrative theory

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Richard Walsh (English) will offer a perspective on narrative as a mode of cognition and sensemaking, and Mari Hatavara (Visiting Professor, Tampere) will respond.

Europe

Tuesday 17 January 2017

A Lightning Rods session organised by the Humanities Research Centre.

Crafting the Past in Sarah Scott's 'Millennium Hall'

Tuesday 17 January 2017

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Katharina Boehm (Universität Regensburg).