Events in 2019

Wed
9
Oct

Some Aspects of English Poetry

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr James Williams (University of York).

Wed
16
Oct

Sylvia Townsend Warner and the Possibilities of Freedom

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Professor Peter Swaab (University College London).

Thu
17
Oct

In conversation and reading: Professor Martin Hägglund

Professor Martin Hägglund joins us as part of the UK book tour for his new book 'This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom'.

Fri
18
Oct

HRC Celebration

A celebration to mark the 10th anniversary of the Humanities Research Centre.

Sat
26
Oct

David Edgar: 'Trying It On'

After a writing career spanning 50 years, celebrated playwright David Edgar makes his professional debut as a performer in a measured and moving show about activism, ageing, and the cyclical struggle against far-right populism.

Wed
30
Oct

Dickens and the Epitaphic Imagination

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Claire Wood (University of Leicester).

Wed
13
Nov

New Manuscripts and Old Bridges: Editing Mary Coleridge

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Anna Barton (University of Sheffield).

Wed
20
Nov

Adam Phillips: Autumn Term Seminar

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

Wed
20
Nov

Adam Phillips: Autumn Term Lecture

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

Wed
27
Nov

The Berthoud Lecture

The annual Berthoud Lecture is this year given by Professor Derek Attridge (University of York).

Wed
5
Feb

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Enduring Bees

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Jane Wright (University of Bristol).

Wed
12
Feb

Modern School Research Seminar: Rebecca Beasley

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Rebecca Beasley (University of Oxford).

 

Shakespeare's Rose Theatre talks: Twelfth Night

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Professor Helen Smith, from the Department of English and Related Literature, will delve into Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in a public lecture.

Shakespeare's Rose Theatre talks: The Tempest

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Professor Judith Buchanan of the University of York will explore Shakespeare's island romance in a lively lecture. All welcome.

Shakespeare's Rose Theatre talks: Hamlet

Monday 15 July 2019

Professor Lucy Munro (KCL) explores the appeal of Hamlet in this public lecture to accompany the Shakesepeare's Rose Theatre production.

A Contemporary Robinsonade

Thursday 11 July 2019

Peter Robinson (University of Reading) reads from 'The Constitutionals: A Fiction' (2019) and discusses the praxis of adaptation.

Shakespeare's Rose Theatre talks: Henry V

Friday 28 June 2019

Come along and explore some of the wonderful detail of the play with Professor Emma Smith to enhance your enjoyment of the production at Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre.

Michael Donkor: Reading and Interview

Friday 21 June 2019

Join us for a special reading by the British-Ghanain novelist Michael Donkor from his brilliant debut novel Hold. Inspired by Zadie Smith, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Toni Morrison, Michael Donkor was lauded in 2018 by The Observer Review as one of the new faces of fiction and has been long listed for this year's Dylan Thomas prize.

Designing Cultural Heritage Events that Facilitate Intercultural Dialogue: An Example from the Sultanate of Oman in the Middle East

Thursday 20 June 2019

A seminar by Dr Christa Knellwolf King (Associate Professor of English Literature, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman and Honorary Visiting Fellow, Department of English and Related Literature, University of York).

Space, Place, Diagram: Studying Cosmology in Medieval Byzantium

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Centre for Medieval Studies seminar with speaker Dr Divna Manolova.

Afterlives of the Roman de la rose, between England and France

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Medieval Literatures Seminar with speaker Dr Philip Knox (University of Cambridge).

Chaucer's Pardoner and the Rhetoric of Metafiction and Metalepsis

Wednesday 5 June 2019

An Interdisciplinary Centre for Narrative Studies seminar in the 'Historicising Fictionality' series with speaker Richard Walsh.

Thinking with Mysticism (from medieval to early modern)

Friday 31 May 2019

This day-symposium will explore how the mystical, the prophetic, enthusiastic or the apophatic were deployed, to political, scientific or artistic purposes.

Thomas Browne and the mystery of numbers

Thursday 30 May 2019

The Annual Distinguished Patrides Lecture with speaker Jessica Wolfe (University of North Carolina)

Scribal Cultures in Late Medieval England: A Conference in honour of Linne R. Mooney

Thursday 23 May 2019

With papers from leading scholars, this one-day conference honours Linne Mooney’s contribution to the study of medieval English manuscripts.

Which came first: the romance or the ballad?

Tuesday 21 May 2019

York Medieval Lecture with speaker Professor Laura Ashe (University of Oxford).

Speaking the Bright and Beautiful English of Shakespeare

Saturday 18 May 2019

York International Shakespeare Festival Free Pre-show Talk with Ben Crystal (actor and author of Shakespeare on Toast—Getting a Taste for the Bard and You Say Potato: A Book about Accents)

Shakespeare and Co.: On the Page and on the Stage

Saturday 18 May 2019

Come join our talented group of postgraduate and early career scholars and practitioners for our one-day conference as we explore the multiple functions of the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries as both texts and performance pieces.

Erica Whyman in conversation

Friday 17 May 2019

Erica Whyman OBE (Deputy Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company) in conversation about her community-inclusive RSC Shakespeare productions of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'Romeo and Juliet' (currently on a national tour). Part of the York International Shakespeare Festival.

The Politics of Experimenting with Fiction in Conquest England - THIS TALK HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Thursday 16 May 2019

An Interdisciplinary Centre for Narrative Studies seminar in the Historicising Fictionality series with speaker Elizabeth Tyler.

Pre-Show Talk on 'Much Ado About Nothing'

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Professor Judith Buchanan will be giving a short pre-show talk ahead of the Northern Broadsides evening performance. Part of the York International Shakespeare Festival.

Much Ado About Nothing pre-show talk

Wednesday 15 May 2019

A pre-show talk by Professor Judith Buchanan (University of York) to accompany the Northern Broadsides production.

The Truth of Psychoanalysis

Wednesday 15 May 2019

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

Contemporary Concepts of Adolescent Development

Wednesday 15 May 2019

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

Early Modern Printing Workshop

Tuesday 14 May 2019

A hands-on printing workshop with experts from the University of York

Film Screening of 'Caesar Must Die'

Monday 13 May 2019

Dr Erica Sheen and Dr Nicoletta Asciuto will be introducing 'Caesar Must Die' (directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, 2012) at City Screen Picturehouse. Part of the York International Shakespeare Festival.

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin: Poetry Reading and In Conversation

Monday 13 May 2019

A Writers at York event.

Sam Reese: Reading and Interview

Thursday 9 May 2019

Join us at the York Medical Society for a special reading by Aotearoa/New Zealand-born writer Sam Reese. Part of the Creative Dissonance: Writing Now Centre for Modern Studies Research Strand and the Writers at York programme.

Cover Versions: Book Cover Design in a Digital Age

Wednesday 8 May 2019

PrintSoc talk with speaker Dr John McKay.

Writing the Future, the Present, and the Past

Tuesday 7 May 2019

A Writers at York discussion with panel including novelists Fiona Shaw and Tracey Mathias, and playwright Mike Kenny.

Wordsworth’s Anglo-French Pamphlet: Public and Private Codes in A Letter to the Bishop of Llandaff

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Professor David Duff (Queen Mary, University of London) will be giving the CECS Annual Stephen Copley lecture

In the next leyf: the edge of the material text

Thursday 2 May 2019

This year the Annual Riddy Lecture will be delivered by Professor Daniel Wakelin (University of Oxford).

Black, White, and Read All Over: Mines, Mountains, and the 'Paysage Moralise' of the British Press in the Early Twentieth Century

Wednesday 1 May 2019

A Centre for Modern Studies seminar with speaker Dr Abbie Garrington (Durham University). Part of the Centre for Modern Studies 'Modernist Peripheries' research strand.

'What I’m Looking For': Maureen McLane Poetry Reading

Thursday 25 April 2019

Loose-limbed, freewheeling and conversational yet musically taut, Maureen N. McLane's poetry has been described as having 'a tonal register somewhere between teenage fangirl and Wordsworth professor' (London Review of Books). Join us for this reading, which coincides with the publication date of Maureen's UK-published selected poems.

The Architecture of Conversion and the Early Modern Stage

Thursday 25 April 2019

CREMS Research Seminar with Abigail Shinn (Department of English, Goldsmiths London)

Equality of sacrifice: V.S. Pritchett, Graham Greene, The Third Man (and Shakespeare)

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Erica Sheen (University of York).

Peterloo at 200

Friday 15 March 2019

Two days of public events to commemorate and understand the Peterloo massacre.

Aesthetics of Against: A Dialectic of the Contemporary Novel

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Alexandra Kingston-Reese.

Claude Prance's ephemera: a bookman's Charles Lamb and associative literary culture

Tuesday 12 March 2019

CECS Research Seminar with Gillian Russell (York)

International Women's Day

Friday 8 March 2019

Join us for our celebration of women's writing.

Affording Innerscapes: Dreams, Introspective Imagery and the Narrative Exploration of Personal Geographies

Thursday 7 March 2019

A 'Narrative and the Senses' seminar with Marco Bernini (University of Durham). Part of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Narrative Studies seminar series: 'Limit Narratology: Cognition and Culture'.

Dorothy Parker's 'The Custard Heart'

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Part of the Centre for Modern Studies 'Modernist Peripheries: Fringes and Frontiers' research strand.

A Quiet Passion

Tuesday 5 March 2019

A screening of Terence Davies's 2016 film about Emily Dickinson.

Story-Telling and Staging Romance in Shakespeare’s 'Pericles'

Wednesday 27 February 2019

A 'Historicizing Fictionality' Seminar with speaker Jane Raisch (Department of English and Related Literature, University of York).

Poetics of the Pillory: English Literature and Seditious Libel 1660-1820

Tuesday 26 February 2019

CECS Research Seminar with Thomas Keymer (University of Toronto)

CREMS Cabinet of Curiosities' Spring Colloquium

Monday 25 February 2019

Keynote: Professor Helen Smith (York)

Ten Reasons to Read Radclyffe Hall

Wednesday 20 February 2019

An event for LGBT History Month with speaker Dr Hannah Roche (University of York).

Memory, Emotion and Truth: The Posthumous Trial of Joan of Arc

Tuesday 19 February 2019

In our Spring York Medieval Lecture, Dr Craig Taylor will re-evaluate the reliability of these witness statements in reconstructing the story of Joan of Arc, and also investigate their value as windows into wider issues like gender, religion, politics, warfare and emotions in mid-fifteenth century France.

'A work of time' The material decay and notional permanence of the Cotton Library

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Will Burgess (Queen Mary University of London)

'Not undesirable’: South Africa’s Nobel laureates and the censors

Thursday 14 February 2019

A 'Historicizing Fictionality' Seminar with speaker David Attwell (Department of English and Related Literature, University of York).

"The Whole World’s at Sexes and Sevens": Gender Trouble in 1930s British Cinema

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Chris O'Rourke (University of Lincoln).

The Shadow of Faux Semblant: Fiction, Deception, and Truth in Late Medieval Allegorical Poetry (France, England, and Italy)

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Medieval School Research Seminar with speaker Marco Nievergelt (University of Warwick).

On Attention-Seeking

Wednesday 6 February 2019

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

The Mirror-Role of Mother and Family in Child Development

Wednesday 6 February 2019

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

Female Human Animals - Public Film Screening with Panel Discussion

Thursday 31 January 2019

Shot in the real-life contemporary art world, FEMALE HUMAN ANIMAL is a darkly romantic psychothriller about a creative woman disenchanted with what modern life has to offer her.

A 'Narrative and the Senses' seminar

Thursday 31 January 2019

A 'Narrative and the Senses' seminar with Dr Claire Chambers and Dr Richard Walsh (University of York). Part of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Narrative Studies seminar series: 'Limit Narratology: Cognition and Culture'.

Oscar Wilde, Modernism and the Queering of Realism

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Sos Eltis (University of Oxford).

Sam Thompson: Reading and Interview

Friday 25 January 2019

Join us for a special reading by Belfast-based writer Sam Thompson, followed by an interview and wine reception. Part of the Creative Dissonance CModS Research Strand and the Writers at York programme.

Radio's Vernacular Modernism

Wednesday 23 January 2019

CModS research seminar with Professor Kate Lacey (University of Sussex).

Locating Nancy Holt

Wednesday 16 January 2019

A Modernist Peripheries event with speaker Dr James Boaden (History of Art, University of York).

Mary Guyatt on Careers in the Heritage Industry

Monday 14 January 2019

Join us for a talk about careers in the Heritage industry, led by Dr Mary Guyatt, the Director of the Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton.