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2021

Thu
25
Feb

The Quiet Place Book Club: A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Join us as we discuss Doireann Ní Ghríofa’s prose debut 'A Ghost in the Throat', which centres on the author’s discovery of and subsequent obsession with Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill’s eighteenth-century verse “Caodineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire” (“The Keen for Art Ó Laoghaire”).

Wed
3
Mar

Psychoanalysis and Not Wanting to Know

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

Wed
3
Mar

On Being Left Out

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

Mon
8
Mar

Essayisms Reading Group: The Personal Essay

This session of The Essayisms Reading Group will consider why the personal essay and its attendant mode of confessionalism has become synonymous with “women’s writing”.

Tue
9
Mar

Before Margery: The Book of Margery Kempe and its antecedents

Medieval Literatures Seminar with speaker Professor Diane Watt (University of Surrey).

Thu
11
Mar

Just Us: A Conversation with Claudia Rankine

In this exclusive event at the University of York, Claudia Rankine will give a short reading from Just Us, followed by a dialogue with Dr Lola Boorman (Department of English and Related Literature), and a Q&A with the audience.

Tue
16
Mar

Ravenna, crucible of Europe

The Centre for Medieval Studies York Medieval Lecture with Professor Judith Herrin (emerita King's College London)

Thu
18
Mar

Poetry in Action: An Evening with Will Harris

Writers at York is thrilled to welcome Will Harris, an accomplished writer and performer of long and short form poems and a renowned workshop leader.

Thu
25
Mar

The Quiet Place Book Club: Castles from Cobwebs by J. A. Mensah

To celebrate the launch of 'Castles from Cobwebs' by York’s very own Juliana Mensah, publishing as J.A. Mensah, we are delighted that Juliana will be joining us for the March instalment of the Quiet Place Book Club.

Fri
23
Apr

Netflix

A Modern School /CMods graduate symposium.

Wed
28
Apr

Happiness Masterclass

Please join us for a masterclass on happiness with Dr Kirsty Martin (Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter).

Tue
4
May

Archives and Archival Sensibilities in Medieval Arabic Historiography

Event co-sponsored by CMS and the Centre for Medieval Literature (University of Southern Denmark and University of York).

Wed
12
May

Oblique Intimacy: Moonlight (2016) - LGBT, Queer, or Quare?

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Maria Flood (Keele University).

Wed
2
Jun

Adam Phillips Summer Term Seminar

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

Wed
2
Jun

Adam Phillips Summer Term Lecture

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

Thu
10
Jun

Berthoud Lecture

This year the Berthoud Lecture will be given by Professor Derek Attridge (Emeritus, University of York).

Fri
11
Jun

International roundtable in honour of Prof David Attwell

Further details about this event will be posted shortly.

Wed
16
Jun

2021 Riddy Lecture: 'The Tacit Knowledge of Medieval Paper'

This year's Riddy Lecture will be given by Dr Orietta Da Rold (University of Cambridge).

Queering the Curriculum

Wednesday 24 February 2021

Join students and staff from the Department of English and Related Literature as we discuss, debate, and celebrate ways of queering the curriculum.

Essayisms Reading Group: The Art Essay

Monday 22 February 2021

Join us for this week's meeting, when we will be reading a selection of essays written by contemporary novelists on art.

Reckoning: Historical Practice in the Medieval Irish Classroom

Thursday 18 February 2021

Medieval Literatures Seminar with Dr Elizabeth Boyle (Maynooth University)

Dickens in the Digital Age

Thursday 18 February 2021

Join us for an afternoon exploring the V&A’s Dickens collections and discussing new ways in which we might read, edit and share historical materials in the digital age, both in Dickens's case and beyond.

Book Launch: Castles from Cobwebs – J.A. Mensah in conversation with Sara Hunt

Wednesday 17 February 2021

The Department of English and Related Literature is delighted to host the launch of Castles from Cobwebs, the debut novel by York’s Juliana Mensah, publishing as J.A. Mensah.

Writing Queer Biography

Wednesday 10 February 2021

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Diarmuid Hester (University of Cambridge).

Essayisms Reading Group: Modern Poets’ Essays

Monday 8 February 2021

Please join us to discuss essays by three modern poets: Tonya Foster, Susan Howe and William Carlos Williams.

What is an Essay?: A Roundtable

Thursday 4 February 2021

Join us for this roundtable which brings together academics who are writing and editing exciting new research on the essay.

Book launch: Material Literacy in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Tuesday 2 February 2021

CECS Research Seminar with Chloe Wigston Smith (University of York) and Serena Dyer (De Montfort University, Leicester)

The Quiet Place Book Club: A Portable Paradise by Roger Robinson

Thursday 28 January 2021

Join us for the January meeting of The Quiet Place Book Club, where we’ll be discussing A Portable Paradise (2019) by Roger Robinson, a graceful collection of poetry that spans quotidian encounters, familial joys and pains, and the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Book Launch: George Orwell joins the Oxford World’s Classics Series

Thursday 28 January 2021

A celebration of George Orwell joining Oxford World's Classics. Join David Dwan in conversation with John Bowen, Rosinka Chadhuri, and Lisa Mullen.

Quoting Dickens

Wednesday 27 January 2021

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Professor John Bowen (University of York).

Essayisms Reading Group: Ists and Isms

Monday 25 January 2021

Please join us for the first Spring term meeting of the Essaysisms reading group where we will be discussing the group's unwitting namesake, Brian Dillon's Essayism (2017).

Affects in History: A Workshop

Friday 15 January 2021

Join us for a day-long workshop on Affects in History, hosted by the Department of English and Related Literature, the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, and the Centre for Modern Studies.