Events in 2018

 

New Artistic Practices: Instagram as (Plat)Form (Panel Discussion)

Thursday 28 February 2019

Part of the Centre for Modern Studies 'Creative Dissonance: Writing Now' research strand.

The Watch-Bitch Now: Reassessing the Natural Woman in Han Kang's 'The Vegetarian'

Thursday 28 February 2019

Part of the Centre for Modern Studies 'Creative Dissonance: Writing Now' research strand.

Videoseminar: Writing en route in the Middle Ages

Thursday 22 November 2018

Centre for Medieval Studies Videoseminar with speaker Professor Anthony Bale (Birkbeck, University of London).

Amit Chaudhuri on his book: 'The Origins of Dislike'

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Amit Chaudhuri will be speaking about his new book of essays, 'The Origins of Dislike'.

Projecting Modernism: The Future of Britain in 1930s Documentary Film

Tuesday 20 November 2018

A Centre for Modern Studies 'Modernist Peripheries: Fringes and Frontiers' research seminar with speaker Dr Michael McCluskey (University of York).

Imperialising Old English: 'The Battle of Brunanburh'

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Speaker Professor Elizabeth Tyler (University of York). Part of the York Medieval Lecture Series .

Leontia Flynn Poetry Reading

Thursday 15 November 2018

Leontia Flynn will be reading from her most recent prize-winning collection, 'The Radio'.

Serial Revolutions: Why 1848 Matters

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Clare Pettitt (King's College London).

Ethics and the Modern Novel: Toni Morrison, Henry James and the Problem of Other People

Thursday 8 November 2018

The Modern School's annual Jacques Berthoud Lecture will this year be delivered by Professor Dorothy Hale (University of California, Berkeley).

Unsure Shores: Uncertain Orientalism in Lord Byron's 'The Giaour' (1813) and 'The Bride of Abydos' (1814)

Tuesday 6 November 2018

A Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies Postgraduate Forum event with speaker Nicholas Dunn-McAfee (University of Oxford).

Peterloo: A Conversation with Jacqueline Riding

Friday 2 November 2018

A Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies/Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past event, with speaker Jacqueline Riding, historical advisor on the film 'Peterloo', and author of the related book 'Peterloo: the Story of the Manchester Massacre'.

Early Modern Sermons: Performances and Afterlives

Friday 2 November 2018

Across the spectrum of religious thought, from the court orations of Lancelot Andrewes to the preaching of non-conformist ministers, sermons were a crucial part of devotional practice for early modern church goers. This one-day workshop will consist of round table discussions, plenary papers and masterclasses on performance.

Who's Afraid of Alice Meynell?: Alice Meynell in the Age of Modernism

Thursday 1 November 2018

A Centre for Modern Studies 'Modernist Peripheries: Fringes and Frontiers' research seminar with speaker Dr Sarah Parker (Loughborough University).

The Lane Less Travelled: Logic and Literature in the Early Modern Period

Thursday 25 October 2018

Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Research Seminar with speaker Dr Katrin Ettenhuber (Pembroke College, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge).

Art as the Justification of Life in Nietzsche's 'The Birth of Tragedy'

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Tom Stern (University College London).

Literature knows no frontiers

Thursday 18 October 2018

Join us to explore the processes that lead to a book being published in translation, and the factors that can help or hinder that process, from money to gender to geography. A Writers at York event.

Criticism and Truth, on the Epistemology of Literary Studies

Tuesday 16 October 2018

A Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies Research Seminar with speaker Professor Jonathan Kramnick (Yale University).

Poetry Book Society Autumn Launch

Thursday 11 October 2018

The Department of English and Related Literature is delighted to host the Poetry Book Society’s Autumn Launch as part of our Writers at York series, featuring poetry readings by Kate Potts, Kit Fan, and Zaffar Kunial.

The Cure for Psychoanalysis

Wednesday 10 October 2018

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

Creativity and Its Origins

Wednesday 10 October 2018

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

Empiricism, Epistolarity and Landscape in Elizabeth Montagu's Correspondence

Tuesday 9 October 2018

A Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies Postgraduate Forum event with speaker Millie Schurch (University of York).

‘Forgive Me Awful Poet:’ The Redemption and Rewriting of Paradise Lost

Thursday 4 October 2018

Research Seminar organised by the Centres for Eighteenth Century Studies and Renaissance and Early Modern Studies with speaker Professor David Harper (West Point).

From Your John to Baby Precious: The Modernist Lesbian Love Letter

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Hannah Roche (University of York).

Augustus Earle’s Pedestrian Tour in New Zealand: or, Get off the Beach

Tuesday 2 October 2018

A Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies Research Seminar with speaker Dr Ingrid Horrocks (Massey University, Wellington, NZ).

Reading and in Conversation: Bridging the Creative/Critical Divide

Monday 1 October 2018

A Writers at York event with speaker Ingrid Horrocks (Massey University, Wellington, NZ).

ICNS Seminar: Jan Alber, "Ways of Making Sense of the Unnatural"

Wednesday 19 September 2018

An event in the occasional ICNS seminar series on topics in narrative theory, featuring visiting speaker Jan Alber (RWTH Aachen), specialist in "unnatural narratology" and past president of the International Society for the Study of Narrative.

Ways of Making Sense of the Unnatural

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Interdisciplinary Centre for Narrative Studies event with speaker Jan Alber (RWTH Aachen)

Playhouses in Shakespeare’s time: why ‘play’? why ‘house’?

Friday 20 July 2018

As York celebrates the coming of the Rose playhouse to the city, this free pre-show talk asks what ‘playhouse’ really means and how this affects our understanding of Shakespeare.

The Worlds of Maria Edgeworth: Networks, Influence and Reception

Friday 29 June 2018

CECS is proud to host this two-day conference to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849).

'My Dearest Tussy': Coping with Separation during the Napoleonic Wars

Tuesday 12 June 2018

CECS public lecture with speaker Elaine Chalus (University of Liverpool).

Laurence Sterne: A sentimental picture

Friday 8 June 2018

A York Festival of Ideas event to mark the 250th anniversary of the death of novelist Laurence Sterne and of the publication of his last book, 'A Sentimental Journey'.

Fugitive Ideas: A Cerebration for Hugh Haughton

Friday 8 June 2018

In honour of our colleague Hugh Haughton on his birthday, the Department of English and Related Literature is hosting a poetic and scholarly "cerebration".

Frankenstein at 200: The science of the novel

Thursday 7 June 2018

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s 'Frankenstein', Dr Mary Fairclough (University of York) discusses the science of the novel.

Frankestein: A Night at the Movies

Wednesday 6 June 2018

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein', we present a special festival screening at York's City Screen of the 1931 film adaptation of the same name.

Eleanor Catton in Conversation

Wednesday 6 June 2018

A UK exclusive event as part of the Creative Dissonance CModS research strand and the Writers at York series.

Storytelling as a Way of Bridging Cultural Divides

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Workshop led by Professor Christa Knellwolf-King (Associate Professor of English literature at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, and an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of York).

The Question of Middle English Romance

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Dr Nicola McDonald (University of York) will deliver this year's Riddy Lecture.

Foul or Fair?: The English Provincial Fair in Popular Culture

Tuesday 5 June 2018

CECS Postgraduate Forum.

Beyond Words: The Unknowable and the Unutterable in early modernity

Friday 1 June 2018

A one-day CREMS conference. Part of the Thomas Browne Seminar series.

Political Memory and its Archives: Symposium

Friday 25 May 2018

Part of the 'Political Forms' CModS research strand.

Shakespeare's Bibles

Thursday 24 May 2018

The Annual Patrides Lecture is this year given by Professor Debora Shuger (UCLA).

Rhythmical Subjects: D.H. Lawrence and ‘the American Rhythm’

Thursday 24 May 2018

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Professor Laura Marcus (University of Oxford).

Problematics of European literary history, 1559-1648

Thursday 24 May 2018

Medieval School Research Seminar with speaker Warren Boutcher (Queen Mary, University of London).

Memes, GIFs, and Remix Culture: Compact Appropriation in Everyday Digital Life

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Professor Eckart Voigts (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany).

Fifty Years of Revolution: Gender, Race and Resistance 1968-2018

Monday 21 May 2018

A two-day interdiscplinary conference organised by Clare Bielby (Centre for Women's Studies) and Claire Chambers (Department of English and Related Literature).

Stephanie Burt Poetry Reading

Thursday 17 May 2018

Poetry reading by Stephanie Burt. A Writers at York event.

When Is a Lyric Poem a Song, When Are Song Lyrics a Poem, and Why Do We Care?

Thursday 17 May 2018

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Stephanie Burt (Harvard University).

Daisy Johnson reading

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Writers at York are proud to present a reading with our 2018 John Tilney Writer in Residence, Daisy Johnson.

New Modes of Reading

Friday 11 May 2018

A Creative Dissonance research seminar with Alexandra Kingston-Reese (York) and Doug Battersby (University of Tokyo).

Magical Realism: The Making of a Global Literature and International Anthology

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Dr Christopher Warnes talks about magical realism as a global literary phenomenon and about his upcoming landmark anthology. Supported by the Distinguished Visitors Fund.

Capital Personified: From Impersonality to the Dialectic of World Literature

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Daniel Hartley (University of Leeds).

Toleration, Interfaith Marriage, and the Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century

Tuesday 8 May 2018

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Alison Conway (University of British Columbia).

Art and Politics Today

Thursday 3 May 2018

CModS research seminar with speakers David Barnett (TFTV, York) and Ruth Kelly (Centre for Applied Human Rights, York). Part of the 'Political Forms' CModS research strand.

Winnicott's Magic: 'Playing and Reality' and Reality

Wednesday 2 May 2018

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

The Location of Cultural Experience

Wednesday 2 May 2018

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

Celebrating Women in Print

Tuesday 1 May 2018

CECS Postgraduate Forum.

Speech, Sound and Dialogue in Early Modern Culture, 1500-1700

Tuesday 24 April 2018

A friendly, afternoon symposium celebrating new postgraduate and early career research from York and beyond. All welcome. A Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies event.

Poetry Reading: Vahni Capildeo and Alex Houen

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Writers at York is proud to present an exciting evening of poetry with Alex Houen and Vahni Capildeo.

Seeing Black Women in Georgian London

Tuesday 17 April 2018

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Jennifer Germann (Ithaca College and Fulbright Scholar at University of York).

Mock Conference Panel: Aspects of Narrative

Monday 26 March 2018

A conference-panel style presentation of three papers, from Hanna Roine (Helsinki), Yu-Hua Yen (York) and Francesca Arnavas (York).

Carcanet Poets: Phoebe Power and Oli Hazzard

Thursday 22 March 2018

The University of York and Carcanet Press are delighted to present Phoebe Power and Oli Hazzard for an unmissable evening of poetry. A Writers at York event.

Eborakon Issue four launch party

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Come to our launch party at the Walmgate Alehouse to celebrate the launch of Issue four of Eborakon!

Archbishop Wulfstan and the Peace of God

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Talk by Professor Katy Cubitt (University of East Anglia). Part of the York Medieval Lecture Series.

A book a day keeps the doctor away

Thursday 1 March 2018

Does a book a day keep the doctor away? Find out in a panel discussion with a team of experts, chaired by Professor Helen Smith (York, English). World Book Day Event.

La civiltà delle città nell'Italia medievale

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Talk in Italian by Dr Michele Campopiano (York).

Workshop on 'Macbeth'

Wednesday 28 February 2018

and talk from the co-adaptor of, and Shakespeare advisor to, the forthcoming release of a new 'Macbeth' feature film.

Danelaw Stories: The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and the Conquest

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Talk by Dr George Younge (University of York). Part of the Normans in the North Lecture Series.

Looking backward at eighteenth-century English pornography

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies Research Seminar with speaker Kathleen Lubey (York St John University).

The Secret Life of a Feminist Academic: Sexuality, Masculinity, Shoes and Power

Monday 26 February 2018

Centre for Women's Studies Research Seminar with speaker Professor Victoria Robinson (University of York).

Two Poets: Christopher DeWeese and Valzhyna Mort

Wednesday 21 February 2018

A Writers at York event.

Workshop and Seminar with Anat Pick

Wednesday 21 February 2018

This workshop and seminar has been postponed and will be rescheduled in the Summer Term.

Symposium: New Work on Edward Lear

Saturday 17 February 2018

Centre for Modern Studies Symposium with keynote speaker Jenny Uglow.

Viking Studies Research Group

Friday 16 February 2018

Speaker Dr Alexandra Sanmark (UHI)_

Brilliant Modernism: Lighting Technologies in Modernist Poetry

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Nicoletta Asciuto.

Lordship, Violence and Very Small Churches in Southern France, c. 1000-1200

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Talk by Professor John Arnold (University of Cambridge). Part of the Centre for Medieval Studies 50th Anniversary Lecture Series.

Mapping piracy in Defoe

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies Research Seminar with speaker Manushag Powell (Purdue University).

Clare Pollard: Poetry in Translation

Thursday 8 February 2018

Clare Pollard is a poet, playwright, translator, and editor. Please join us for a special evening celebrating poetry and translation.

Conversion To Begin With

Wednesday 7 February 2018

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

Finding, Receiving and Recognising the Absent

Wednesday 7 February 2018

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

Masculine Compromise: The Impact of Migration on Family and Gender Dynamics in China

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Centre for Women's Studies research seminar with speaker Professor Susanne Y P Choi (Chinese University of Hong Kong).

Women, Leadership and Risk in the Human Rights Movement

Monday 5 February 2018

Centre for Women's Studies Research Seminar with speaker Dr Alice Nah (University of York).

'My Lady Greensleeves': Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams and the Objectivist Nexus

Wednesday 31 January 2018

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Victoria Bazin (Northumbria University).

The tea-table, women, and gossip: heterosociability and the public sphere in early eighteenth-century Britain

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies Research Seminar with speaker Markman Ellis (Queen Mary University of London).

Grieving the Un-precarious Life: Mourning, Grief and Commemoration in Iraqi Literature

Monday 29 January 2018

Centre for Women's Studies Research Seminar with speaker Dr Nadia Atia (Queen Mary, University of London).

What did the dog say? Towns and municipal citizenship in 'English' Ireland, 1350-1500

Friday 26 January 2018

Viking Studies Research Group talk with speaker Dr Harriet Jean Evans (University of York).

Film screening of Patience Nitumwesiga's film 'Communion'

Monday 22 January 2018

Centre for Women's Studies film screening event.

The End of Enlightenment

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies Research Seminar with speaker Richard Whatmore (University of St Andrews).

The Poetics of Faith: Exploring Belief in Modern and Contemporary Poetry

Friday 12 January 2018

A three-day interdisciplinary conference.

Bloody, Bold and Resolute

Saturday 20 May 2017

Text, performance, politics, art history, film, poetry and with musical interludes. An afternoon devoted to Shakespeare’s Macbeth and creative responses to Macbeth.