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Events in 2020

Mon
26
Oct

The Transatlantic Lecture Tour: Essayisms Reading Group

Please join us at the second meeting of the Essayisms Reading Group. This Group is part of the CModS 'The Contemporary Essay' Research Strand.

Wed
28
Oct
Thu
29
Oct

The Quiet Place Book Club: Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine

Join us for the October meeting of The Quiet Place Book Club, where we’ll be discussing Killing and Dying (2015) by Adrian Tomine, a ground-breaking collection of graphic short stories that tackles the anxieties of contemporary living with acuity and razor-sharp illustrations.

Fri
30
Oct

Radio Across Borders: New Work in Radio Studies

The second event in the New Work in Radio Studies series, with speakers Emily C. Bloom (Columbia University) and Emilie Morin (University of York).

Tue
3
Nov

Colonialism and the idea of 'sex' in eighteenth-century Enlightenment thought

CECS Research Seminar with Onni Gust, University of Nottingham

Mon
9
Nov

The Machine in the Garden: Essayisms Reading Group

Please join us to discuss the nature essay at the third meeting of the Essayisms Reading Group. This Group is part of the CModS 'The Contemporary Essay' Research Strand.

Wed
11
Nov

‘A mere daughter of the soil’: Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Censorship, and Modernism

Modern School Research Event with speaker Dr Katherine Mullin (University of Leeds).

Wed
18
Nov

A “denser, richer, warmer spectacle”?: Europe in the Nineteenth-Century US American Essay

A CModS Research Event with speaker Dr Philip Coleman (Trinity College, Dublin).

Mon
23
Nov

Beyond the Anglo-American Tradition: Essayisms Reading Group

Please join us the fourth meeting of the Essayisms Reading Group. This Group is part of the CModS 'The Contemporary Essay' Research Strand.

Wed
25
Nov

Place and Postcolonial Ecofeminism: Pakistani Women's Literary and Cinematic Fictions

A Modern School Research Event with speaker Shazia Rahman (University of Dayton, Ohio).

Thu
10
Dec

Persianisms: Cultural Encounters in the Anglophone World Call for Papers

We invite proposals for an interdisciplinary colloquium on the topic of Persianisms: Cultural Encounters in the Anglophone World to take place virtually at the University of York across the dates of 10-12 December 2020.

Thu
4
Mar

Medieval Literatures Seminar

Medeival Literatures Seminar with speaker Dr Elizabeth Boyle (Maynooth).

 

Black History Month Event: The Power of Fiction

Thursday 22 October 2020

Please join us to mark Black History Month with the Department of English and Related Literature's Decolonizing Network.

Radio Literature: New Work in Radio Studies

Wednesday 21 October 2020

The first event in the New Work in Radio Studies series, with speakers Richard J. Hand (University of East Anglia) and Birgit van Puymbroeck (Vrije Univeristeit Brussels).

‘Sublime Archimedean Art’: Shelley’s Steam Engine

Tuesday 20 October 2020

CECS Research Seminar with John Gardner, Anglia Ruskin University

Black History Month: Essayisms Reading Group

Monday 12 October 2020

Please join us to mark Black History Month at the first meeting of the Essayisms Reading Group, part of CModS 'The Contemporary Essay' Research Strand.

William Godwin and Capacity

Tuesday 6 October 2020

CECS Research Seminar with Essaka Joshua, University of Notre Dame, Indiana

'What's Wrong with the Renaissance - curriculum, colonialism and English'?

Thursday 1 October 2020

A round-zoom-table discussion with Shani Bans, Islam Issa, Farah Karim-Cooper, Wendy Lennon, Subha Mukherji

The Quiet Place Book Club: 'Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl' by Andrea Lawlor

Thursday 24 September 2020

Join us for the September meeting of The Quiet Place Book Club, where we’ll be discussing 'Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl' (2019) by Andrea Lawlor.

The Quiet Place Book Club: 'Trick Mirror' by Jia Tolentino

Thursday 27 August 2020

Join us for the August meeting of The Quiet Place Book Club, where we’ll be discussing 'Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion' (2019) by Jia Tolentino.

The Quiet Place Book Club: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Thursday 30 July 2020

Join us for the July meeting of the Quiet Place Book Club, where we'll be discussing 'Between the World and Me' (2015) by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Quiet Place Book Club: June Meeting

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Join us for the June meeting of the Quiet Place Book Club, where we'll be discussing Ottessa Moshfegh's Homesick for Another World.

Early Modern Women's Writing

Thursday 11 June 2020

Join the Renaissance School's online summer event on Early Modern Women's Writing, which will feature three work-in-progress talks towards essays that will be part of the forthcoming 'Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Women's Writing'.

Valeria Luiselli and the Aesthetics of Education

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Our Summer online research programme continues with a research seminar with precirculated paper.

Affects in History/Persianisms

Wednesday 27 May 2020

A Research-in-Progress double bill bringing together colleagues from Modern School, CECS and the Centre for Medieval Studies.

Openings: A Launch Event for University of York Writer-in-Residence, Vahni Capildeo – with special guest Ian Duhig

Friday 22 May 2020

Writers at York and the department of English and Related Literature are delighted to announce this inaugural event for the University of York’s new Writer in Residence, Vahni Capildeo.

Roundtable: Working in the Archive

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Join us for a lively and entertaining roundtable discussion on working in the archive - both the physical archive and its virtual counterpart.

Research paper: 'Primal Reach: Seamus Heaney and Romanticism'

Wednesday 13 May 2020

A Modern School online event.

Roundtable: Working with Authors

Thursday 7 May 2020

A Modern School online event.

Launch Reading: York Writer-in-Residence Vahni Capildeo - EVENT POSTPONED

Thursday 23 April 2020

This event will no longer take place at the time and venue posted. Further information about new arrangements will be posted when available

'Still I Rise': International Women's Poetry

Friday 6 March 2020

We hope that you will join us in celebrating the poetic and political achievements of women writers across the globe. Please feel free to come along to any or all of the event. Light refreshments will be served.

Translation: The Pitfalls and the Poetry

Friday 28 February 2020

Join us for this talk with Dr Marielle Sutherland, who will discuss the realities of translation and the position of the translator, drawing on her extensive experience of non-fiction, academic and literary translation, the latter ranging from Holocaust poetry to the poems of Rainer Maria Rilke.

Alan Gillis Poetry Reading

Thursday 27 February 2020

‘Poetry happens when the sense can’t be separated from the sound of the sense.’ (Alan Gillis).

Performance Storytelling

Monday 24 February 2020

An Interdisciplinary Centre for Narrative Studies event with speakers Cath Heinemeyer, 'Sweeney Untethered' and Lara McClure, 'Barry Lyndon: Lover, Liar, Turncoat'.

Cold War (British) Modernism

Wednesday 12 February 2020

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

ICNS Seminar: Aarhus School Approaches to Fictionality

Friday 7 February 2020

An Interdisciplinary Centre for Narrative Studies seminar in the 'Historicising Fictionality' series, with speakers Simona Zetterberg and Henrik Skov Nielsen (Aarhus).

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Enduring Bees

Wednesday 5 February 2020

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

Keywords of Identity, Race, and Human Mobility in Early Modern England

Thursday 30 January 2020

CREMS research seminar with speaker Nandini Das (Oxford).

Unsatisfying Pleasures

Wednesday 29 January 2020

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

Psycho-Analysis and the Sense of Guilt

Wednesday 29 January 2020

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

Fornaldarsögur, Prosimetrum, and History-Writing in Medieval Iceland

Friday 24 January 2020

Dr Tim Rowbotham (York) presents to the Viking Studies Research Group

A Conversation Between Hirsh Sawhney and Claire Chambers

Wednesday 15 January 2020

A Writers at York event, supported by the York Asia Research Network (YARN).

Towards a Theatre of the Aesthetic

Tuesday 14 January 2020

CECS research seminar with speaker David Taylor (Oxford).

Literatures of Liberation: Non-European Universalisms and Democratic Progress

Monday 13 January 2020

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Mukti Lakhi Mangharam.