Category Archives: Department of English Literature news and events

Eary Modern Research seminar

Monday February 19th, Edith Morley G57 Richard Blakemore, Chloë Houston, Michelle O’Callaghan,University of Reading Early Modern Travel: A Research Conversation.

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Health Humanities seminars

20 February, 5pm, Edith Morley Building, 127 Verity Burke (University of Reading), ‘Intermedial Interpretations: Nineteenth-Century Museums, Literature and the Displayed Body’

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GCMS Seminars

Thursday 15 February at 4.30 pm in Edith Morley 124 Drinks and nibbles follow each seminar in G27L Phillipa Hardman (University of Reading) and Marianne Ailes (University of Bristol) ‘The Legend of Charlemagne in Medieval England’ and Booklaunch.

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Rural riders and radicals: Simon Kovesi, John Clare and place

  12:00 – 13:00 Thursday 15th February, The Museum of English Rural Life The Romantic labouring-class poet John Clare is regarded as English literature’s first major ecologically-conscious writer. Simon discusses place as a foundation of Clare’s writing, and asks what … Continue reading

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Archives & Texts: Dr Daisy Hay, 5 pm Thursday Feb. 8th, Edith Morley G10

Dr Daisy Hay will give a talk from her new book, a cultural history of English Romanticism entitled Dinner with Joseph Johnson. Daisy is an award-winning author, biographer, and popular speaker. Her books have focused on the intersections between literature, history and politics … Continue reading

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Tony Watkins Annual Public Lecture for 2018

****UPDATE******** Unfortunately The Tony Watkins Annual public lecture has had to be postponed. We will let you know as soon as Dr De Vos has been able to reschedule. ********************* The Tony Watkins Annual Public Lecture commemorates the life and … Continue reading

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Clover Stroud to speak in the DEL-MERL visiting speaker series, Thursday 1 February 12pm

  The DEL/MERL Visiting Speaker Series 2018: Clover Stroud Clover will read extracts from The Wild Other, her confessional memoir about the role horses and the landscape of Oxfordshire have played in managing trauma in her life. She will talk about the … Continue reading

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Guest lecture Professor Finn Fordham, ‘Late Joyce beyond the Wake’ 1 February 6.30

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Early Modern Research Centre Seminar Series

5 FEBRUARY Dr. Mary Morrissey, “Rhetoric and belonging in Donne’s sermons” 19 FEBRUARY: Richard Blakemore, Chloë Houston, Michelle O’Callaghan Early Modern Travel: A Research Conversation. 5 MARCH: Dr. Rachel Foxley “Hierarchies of Slavery in Early-Modern Republicanism” For further information, please … Continue reading

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Prize-winning authors appointed to creative writing posts at Reading

The Department of English Literature is delighted to announce the appointment of two exciting writers to teach on our courses on creative and persuasive writing, and to join in our research and outreach activities. Kate Clanchy is a writer of … Continue reading

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