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2022

Thu
2
Feb

TBC

Join us for this engaging event with Professor Heidi Brayman (University of California, Riverside)

Thu
2
Mar

Erasmus’s Nose

Desiderius Erasmus was self-conscious about his nose. In caricatural self-portraits doodled in the margins of his working papers, he lampooned its size and shape. Unsurprisingly, it features prominently in the drawn, painted, engraved and sculpted portraits Erasmus commissioned from Quinten Matsys, Hans Holbein the Younger, and Albrecht Dürer. Yet while those images have attracted considerable attention, the sitter’s nose has been curiously overlooked. By situating this feature in the context of humanist metaphors that invoke the nasus, sniffing and wiping, a playful pictorial game is revealed: one which treats wittily of acumen, character and style. Professor Alexander Marr (University of Cambridge) will be leading this engaging talk.

Tue
16
May

Lunar Semiotics in "Ancrene Wisse" and "Pearl"

Medieval Literatures Research Seminar with Dr Ayoush Lazikani (Hertford College, Oxford)

Thu
18
May

Annual Patrides Lecture

The Annual Patrides Lecture with speaker Professor Jenny Richards (Newcastle University).

Reading Contingency

Wednesday 30 November 2022

A talk in the BIANS Research Seminar series, Current Research in Narrative Studies, by David Wylot of the University of Leeds. NB. IN VIEW OF THE UCU STRIKE ON 30TH NOV, THIS TALK HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 8TH.

'What are Monuments?' Workshop and Talks

Sunday 27 November 2022

Join a group of University of York researchers from Art History, Archaeology and English and Related Literature, as they explore the monument in all its forms, from the stained glass to blue plaques, from statues to gardens.

Novel Belonging: Making a South LA Universe

Wednesday 23 November 2022

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Jacqueline Barrios (University of Arizona).

Daisy Hildyard: 'Emergency'

Tuesday 22 November 2022

Join Daisy Hildyard as she talks about her new novel, 'Emergency'. Part of the Writers at York series.

Proving the Round Earth is Round: Rediscovering Reformation England with John Rastell

Wednesday 16 November 2022

Merchant Adventurers' Arts Discovery Event with speaker Professor Helen Smith (York).

Gail McConnell: 'The Sun Is Open'

Wednesday 16 November 2022

Join poet Gail McConnell as she talks about her books 'Foremothers' and 'The Sun Is Open'. Part of the Writers at York series.

Jason Allen-Paisant

Wednesday 16 November 2022

Jamaican writer and academic Jason Allen-Paisant reads and discusses his prize-winning poetry. This is a Writers at York event.

Shara McCallum: 'No Ruined Stone'

Wednesday 9 November 2022

Join poet Shara McCallum as she reads from her anthology 'No Ruined Stone'. Part of the Writers at York series.

From Medieval to Early Modern Europe: Problems of Method for a Transregional Literary History

Tuesday 8 November 2022

Centre for Medieval Literature Seminar with Warren Boutcher (Queen Mary University of London)

Amy Jeffs in Conversation with George Younge

Thursday 3 November 2022

Join us at Waterstones on Coney Street for an evening of medieval storytelling and poetry with the bestselling author and printmaker Amy Jeffs, who will be in conversation with George Younge, Lecturer in Early English Literature at the University of York.

‘Ite dolci alimenti’: a confectionery speculum principis for a cardinal-duke

Thursday 3 November 2022

This paper examines the surviving evidence for an unusual gift offered to Ferdinando de’ Medici, during the brief period in 1587-88 in which he was both cardinal and grand duke of Tuscany: a sculptural confection in cotognata (quince paste) incorporating twelve allegorical figures of virtues.

The Bloomsbury Modernisms of Margaret Harkness and Olive Schreiner

Wednesday 2 November 2022

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Jade Munslow Ong (Salford).

The Quiet Place Book Club: 'Happy Stories, Mostly' by Norman Erikson Pasaribu

Thursday 27 October 2022

Join us for the October meeting at The Quiet Place Book Club, where we will discuss Norman Erikson Pasaribu's 'Happy Stories, Mostly' (Tilted Axis Press, 2021).

On Not Believing In Anything: Or, Why Freud?

Wednesday 26 October 2022

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

Fictionality and Cognition: An autofiction case study

Wednesday 26 October 2022

A talk in the BIANS Research Seminar series, Current Research in Narrative Studies, by Alison Gibbons, Sheffield Hallam University.

An insight into the world of Publishing with Hamza Jahanzeb

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Hamza Jahanzeb, British-Pakistani Publishing Professional, will discuss routes into publishing and making publishing a more inclusive industry. Part of the Writers at York series.

Freud’s 'Beyond The Pleasure Principle'

Wednesday 26 October 2022

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

Poetry Reading: '100 Queer Poems'

Monday 24 October 2022

A special poetry reading and launch event, celebrating the new anthology, 100 Queer Poems.

'Slavery Shall Cease': The Millennial Mission of British Abolitionists, 1780-1840

Thursday 20 October 2022

Join us for this illuminating talk from John Coffey

Feminist Literary History in the Digital Age: Questioning Assumptions about Eighteenth-Century Women Writers with New Evidence from the 'Orlando' Textbase

Tuesday 18 October 2022

CECS research seminar with speaker Katherine Binhammer (University of Alberta).

Walking York, Writing You: An autofiction masterclass with Sophie Coulombeau

Wednesday 12 October 2022

Are you a writer who finds York an inspirational environment? Join novelist and critic Dr Sophie Coulombeau for a two-hour masterclass in writing York-based autofiction. Part of the Writers at York series.

Decolonising Network Reading Group

Wednesday 12 October 2022

Join us for our first Decolonising Network reading group of the year. All welcome! More details to come.

Moorish Maidservants and Early Modern Erasure of Black Suffering

Tuesday 4 October 2022

Examining Moorish maidservants in a number of early modern plays, Dr Sheeha will argue that early modern drama was involved in erasing the suffering of African female servants.

Reframing Varda

Thursday 1 September 2022

An international conference on the work of Agnès Varda.

The Quiet Place Book Club: ‘Sabrina’ by Nick Drnaso

Thursday 25 August 2022

Join us for the August meeting at The Quiet Place Book Club, where we will discuss Nick Drnaso's graphic novel 'Sabrina' (Granta Books, 2018).

Charles and Mary Lamb: Elia and Beyond

Saturday 18 June 2022

A conference to mark the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Charles Lamb's Elia essays in the *London Magazine*.

‘For he was lively in his mother’s womb … yet dead born’: Medieval Frameworks for Grieving Pregnancy Loss

Thursday 16 June 2022

Speaker: Dr Lucy Allen-Goss (Oxford Centre for Life-Writing)

On the Contemporary Essay: Lauren Elkin in conversation

Tuesday 14 June 2022

Join Lauren Elkin and Alexandra Kingston-Reese in conversation about the contemporary essay. This event is part of the Centre for Modern Studies research strand 'The Contemporary Essay'.

Imagining New Worlds: Critical Thinking and the Power of Writing Now

Thursday 9 June 2022

Workshop with Professor Susheila Nasta. A collaboration between the Hope Consortium and the Department of English and Related Literature Modern School.

Borderlands: Postcolonial Formations of Connection and Separation

Thursday 9 June 2022

Please join us for this two-day interdisciplinary conference on the theme of 'the border' in all its forms.

2022 Berthoud Lecture: The Bloomsbury Indians: Writing Across the Tracks

Wednesday 8 June 2022

Professor Susheila Nasta (Emeritus, QMUL) will deliver this year's Berthoud Lecture.

Hersekzâde Ahmed Pasha (1456-1517): From Bosnian Prince to Ottoman Vizier

Wednesday 8 June 2022

A Masterclass with Professor Emir Filipović (University of Sarajevo).

Between Conflict and Cooperation: The Contrasting Image of the Ottoman Turks in Late Medieval Ragusan Sources

Tuesday 7 June 2022

Professor Emir Filipović (University of Sarajevo) will deliver this year's York Medieval Lecture which is sponsored by the Centre for Medieval Studies (York), Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies (York), Fordham Center for Medieval Studies, Henry Pirenne Institute of Medieval Studies (Ghent), Centre for Medieval Literature (York and Odense) and Universidade Santiago de Compostela.

The Poetics of Typography

Wednesday 1 June 2022

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Daniel Matore (University of York).

The Quiet Place Book Club: ‘Lost & Found’ by Kathryn Schulz

Thursday 26 May 2022

Join us for the May meeting of The Quiet Place Book Club, where we will discuss Lost & Found (Picador, 2022) by Kathryn Schulz.

Falstaff on Tour: County, Town, and Country in the late Elizabethan Theatre’

Thursday 26 May 2022

Professor Neil Rhodes (University of St Andrews) will deliver this year's Annual Distinguished Patrides Lecture.

Second Chances Again

Wednesday 25 May 2022

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

An Outline of Psychoanalysis

Wednesday 25 May 2022

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

Cities of Modernism Conference

Tuesday 17 May 2022

Conference organised by Nicoletta Asciuto (University of York) and Nan Zhang (Fudan, University of China).

What do Brackets Want?

Monday 16 May 2022

The Annual Riddy Lecture with Professor Jane Gilbert, University College London

Political Forms Reading Group

Thursday 12 May 2022

Join us for the May meeting of the Political Forms Reading Group where we will discuss Hannah Arendt’s delineation of human action, appearance, and the rise of the social realm in The Human Condition.

Reviving Extinct Species in Virtual Reality: The Eco-Technological Artworks of Jakob Kudsk Steensen

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Sarah Bezan (University of York).

Cruising the Monument: Funerary Flowers, Queer Ecologies, and the Small Pleasures of Remembrance

Thursday 5 May 2022

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Thomas Houlton (University of York).

Empires of the Saracens in High Medieval Literature

Tuesday 3 May 2022

Medieval Literatures Research Seminar with speaker Professor Shirin A. Khanmohamadi (San Francisco State University).

The Quiet Place Book Club: ‘Time is a Mother’ by Ocean Vuong

Thursday 28 April 2022

Join us for the April meeting of The Quiet Place Book Club, where we will discuss Time is a Mother (Penguin, 2022) by Ocean Vuong.

The Quiet Place Book Club: ‘A Visit from the Goon Squad’ by Jennifer Egan

Thursday 31 March 2022

Join us for the March meeting of The Quiet Place Book Club, where we will discuss 'A Visit from the Goon Squad' (Corsair, 2021) by Jennifer Egan.

Online Roundtable on New Poems by Edward Lear

Wednesday 16 March 2022

Modern School Research event with speaker Dr James Williams (York).

Tragic Form and Comic Effects in the Novel of Ideas

Wednesday 9 March 2022

A Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Matthew Taunton (University of East Anglia).

Agitated Air: Book Launch and Conversation

Tuesday 8 March 2022

Yasmine Seale will be in conversation with York Writer in Residence, Vahni Anthony Ezekiel Capildeo. A Writers at York International Womens' Day event.

Political Forms Reading Group: Grievability and the Politics of Mourning

Thursday 3 March 2022

Join us for the next meeting of the Political Forms Reading Group, during which we will discuss the notions of grievability, nonviolence, and the politics of mourning.

The Quiet Place Book Club: 'Sterling Karat Gold' by Isabel Waidner

Thursday 24 February 2022

Join us for the February meeting of The Quiet Place Book Club, where we will discuss 'Sterling Karat Gold' by Isabel Waidner.

Black British Laughter

Thursday 24 February 2022

A Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Graham Riach (University of Oxford).

Decolonisation in libraries, archives and museums: Action, inaction, redaction

Wednesday 23 February 2022

A Modern School and UoY English Decolonizing Network Event with speaker Pardaad Chamsaz (Curator of the Germanic Collections at the British Library and member of the BL Decolonization Group).

NorthBound Award and Writing the North Roadshow

Thursday 10 February 2022

The Department of English and Related Literature is delighted to continue our partnership with New Writing North and Saraband Books for this year's NorthBound Book Award. This event will include discussion ahead of this year's prize deadline, and look at the wider opportunities for writers in the North looking for agents and publishers for their work.

Modern School Research Seminar: Lydia Davis and the Grammar of Resistance

Wednesday 9 February 2022

Dr Lola Boorman discusses the short story writer Lydia Davis and her ambivalent place in post-1945 American Literature.

The potential for language to reflect/affect societal beliefs surrounding gendered violence

Wednesday 9 February 2022

Join Countervoices PG forum's first research seminar of the Spring term, part of a series of events that offer postgraduate students the opportunity to present a short piece of work to an interdisciplinary audience.

YoU English Student Decolonizing Forum

Wednesday 2 February 2022

Are you interested in debates about decolonization and the university? What might these conversations mean for the discipline of English? What can you, as students, do to think more widely and in more engaged ways about this topic?

The Quiet Place Book Club: ‘If I Had Your Face’ by Frances Cha

Thursday 27 January 2022

Join us for the January meeting of The Quiet Place Book Club, where we will discuss If I Had Your Face (Penguin, 2020) by Frances Cha.

Art Essays Book Launch

Thursday 27 January 2022

Please join us for the book launch of 'Art Essays: a Collection', edited by English at York Faculty Alexandra Kingston-Reese.

Political Forms Reading Group: The politics of pity

Wednesday 26 January 2022

Join us for the January 2022 meeting of the Political Forms reading group, where we will discuss excerpts from Luc Boltanski’s Distant Suffering: Morality, Media, and Politics (1999).

Second Chances

Wednesday 26 January 2022

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

An Outline of Psychoanalysis

Wednesday 26 January 2022

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

Submerged: Race and Migration in Long Island Whaling Diasporas (Short Film and talk)

Thursday 20 January 2022

Dr. Ayasha Guerin (University of British Columbia, Department of English) will present 'Submerged'.

Friday's Accidental Blackness: Interpreting Race in 'Robinson Crusoe'

Tuesday 18 January 2022

Join us for this first CECS Research Seminar of the Spring Term with speaker Dr Olivia Carpenter (University of York).