Thursday 03 May 2018
Nicholas Royle, Professor of English (University of Sussex), discusses the work of the French feminist thinker and writer.
Love and Water: A Literary Enigmatics
Thursday 19 April 2018
David Punter, Professor of English, gives the English Departmental Research Seminar.
'A Potent Spell': I.A. Richards, F.R. Leavis and the Poetry of Walter de la Mare
Thursday 22 March 2018
Dr William Wootten, Lecturer in Creative Writing and Contemporary Poetry, delivers a paper on Walter de la Mare.
Joseph Addison as translator
Thursday 01 March 2018
David Hopkins, Emeritus Professor of English Literature, gives his paper, 'Joseph Addison as Translator'.
Thursday 23 November 2017
Ralph Pite, Professor of English, discusses the war poet Edward Thomas.
Thursday 14 November 2017
Professor Elizabeth Horan (University of Arizona) discusses lesbian biography and the closet in the context of the poetry of Gabriela Mistral.
From the Grande Chartreuse to Streatham: albums, poetry and print in the 1780s
Thursday 09 November 2017
Dr Sam Matthews, Senior Lecturer in English, discusses the subject of her forthcoming monograph.
Lyric between rhetoric and poetics
Thursday 12 October 2017
Gavin Alexander, Reader in Renaissance Literature (University of Cambridge) investigates the classical antecedence of lyric poetry.
The Oxus: a river of texts
Thursday 30 March 2017
A seminar paper on the power of the Oxus in Matthew Arnold's 'Sohrab and Rustum', given by Dr Reza Taher, Research Associate in English.
Marvell in Muscovy
Thursday 02 March 2017
Dr Ed Holberton, Lecturer in English (Early Modern Literature), Ralph Pite, Professor of English, gives a seminar on diplomacy, poetry and Marvell's embassy to Russia.
The life of Job: Bible translation, poem or play?
Thursday 24 November 2016
Dr Cathy Hume, Lecturer in English, discusses her forthcoming article: 'The Life of Job: Bible translation, poem or play?'.
'A death that one gives oneself sovereignly'
Thursday 10 November 2016
Andrew Bennet, Professor of English, gives a seminar on Sylvia Plath, Stevie Smith and suicide.
Enlightening optics: light and perception in Eighteenth Century poetry
Thursday 27 October 2016
Dr Ros Powell, Lecturer in English (Long Eighteenth Century, 1700-1830), discusses light and perception in eighteenth-century poetry.
The poetry of bees
Thursday 17 March 2016
Taking the poetry of Robert Browning as a starting point, Dr Jane Wright, Senior Lecturer in English, explores the cross pollination of poetry and bees.
Wordsworth's middle years
Thursday 03 March 2016
Dr Jessica Fay, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in English, talks about Wordsworth's affinity with Monasticism in his middle years.
Elizabeth Bishop and punctuation
Thursday 4 February 2016
Peter Swaab, Professor of English (University College London), delivers a seminar that takes account of the shifting uses of punctuation in the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop.