Past events in English Literature


11th December - A Victorian Christmas at the V&A

11th December - Infrastructure and Literature

11th December - Live for Me: Vicarious Experience and Aesthetic Education in 'The Ambassadors' and 'Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship'

10th December - Imagined Futures: Writing, Science, and Modernity in the To-Day and To-Morrow Book Series, 1923-31

4th December - Views on Ruskin

21st November - An Evening with Ruskin

20th November - Building a Global Bookshelf: Asian Classical Literature for the General Readership, 1845-1915

18th November - 19CC Works in Progress

14th November - George Orwell and 'The Ministry of Truth': Dorian Lynskey in Conversation

13th November - Manufactured Landscapes Screening and Roundtable

8th November - Rethinking the Racial Politics of Decadence

6th-7th November - Researching Digital Cultures: Past, Present, Future

30th October - Work-in-Progress seminar

30th October - Future Mutation

29th October - Seeking Asylum in the Nineteenth Century: Jane Eyre and the Guayran Emigrants

28th October - 'Art for the People' - Dr Emma West at the BMI

28th October - Bandung Generation: Decolonization, Cold War, and Global Literature

19th October - Storytelling in the Galleries - Barber Institute of Fine Arts

19th October - Book to the Future hub

19th October - Storytelling about 'other' cultures

19th October - Birmingham's Food Bloggers: Blogging & Birmingham's Food Scene

19th October - Everyday activism: harnessing anger for change

19th October - How to Write Bestsellers: The Sunday Times Best Selling Author Tasmina Perry.

19th October - The quiet power of fiction

19th October - Indie press poetry showcase

19th October - The pen is mightier than the sword

19th October - Why poetry matters in our world more than ever before

19th October - From Brum to Bakes

18th October - But I don't have time to write!

18th October - Me and my best friend anorexia

18th October - Insight into the Creative Arts Industry

18th October - Heroines, heroes and gender inequality in children's fiction

18th October - Rosie Walsh: The Journey from UoB Graduate to New York Times Best Selling Author

18th October - How to self-publish

18th October - Writing female rage: before and after #MeToo

18th October - Creative career coaching: harnessing creative approaches to support career development, an interactive session

18th October - Richard House: How to find a Publishing Agent

18th October - Invincible ideas

18th October - The return of race science

9th October - Arts and Digital Cultures: Sophie Huckfield

7th October - The Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series – Professor Sarah Churchwell

27th September - BHM2019 - Pride Not Prejudice: The College of Arts and Law Inclusivity Book Project

16th September - 'Cubists and Tubists': The Golden Age of Poster Design

19th July - TMI: Sharing and Surveillance

1st-2nd July - Modernism in the Home

6th June - Postgraduate study in Shakespeare: an open day in Stratford-upon-Avon

5th June - Digital cultures writing workshop

1st June - Nineteenth-Century Emigration in British Literature and Art

30th-31st May - Affective Criticism | Affective Forms

29th May - Wordsworth's "Accidental" Landscape

22nd May - Book launch

22nd May - Cinematic Modernism: METROPOLIS and the Frankfurt School

20th May - Wounded Sentimentalism: The Literature of Uplift

17th May - Mind Reading 2019: Adolescence, Literature, and Mental Health

9th May - Tutankhamun: Facts, Fictions and the Mummy's Curse with Dr Eleanor Dobson

8th May - Enduring Bees: Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Apian Allusion, 1844 to 1856

8th May - By the Rivers of Modernism

16th April - Fashioning the Victorians: The Crinoline with Dr Rebecca Mitchell

27th March - Famine Fever: Dickens, Cholera, and the Physiology of Salvation

22nd March - Listening to modernism

16th March - British Milton Seminar Spring Meeting 2019

8th March - Slaying Dragons and Talking to Stomachs: Science and Selfhood in the Nineteenth Century

6th March - Applying for Fellowships at the Folger Shakespeare Library

6th March - Paper/Work: Reading Official Documents

2nd March - Postgraduate study in Shakespeare: an open day in Stratford-upon-Avon

27th February - Declining British Fiction?

27th February - Bringing the perfume out of everything: Vernon Lee and Scent

13th February - 19C Centre seminar series presents Dr Serena Trowbridge

6th February - Technologies of print

5th February - Yasmin Alibhai-Brown in Conversation

30th January - Slow Violence: Reading Rob Nixon

30th January - Professor Lytle Shaw (NYU): Third Personism: The FBI's Poetics of Immediacy in the 1960s

30th January - CCLC Public Lecture: Sara Ahmed - Complaint as Diversity Work

23rd January - Samuel Johnson and the Origins of Writing

16th January - Romantic Listening

10th-11th January - Multilingual Practices in Early Modern Literary Culture


12th December - Samuel Johnson and the Origins of Writing

5th December - Contemporary Studies Network reading group: Women's Pain

5th December - Neo-Gothic architecture and the Victorian museum

4th December - Film Screening: Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

29th November - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

28th November - CCLC book launch

27th November - Poetry evening

21st November - Digital Cultures Work-in-Progress

21st November - Pressures & Discrimination: Reading Emilie Pine & Eula Biss

21st November - Hijacking Human Rights: Neoliberalism, the New Historiography, and the End of the Third World

19th November - Reading, Writing, and Racism: Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and African American Literacy in Cold War America

15th November - Play/Pause: Games & Glitch

14th November - Don't Lose It! Note-Taking and Referencing Software

14th November - The Weird and the Eerie

14th November - Late Victorian Little Magazines and the Invention of the Avant-Garde

14th November - Placeless People: Writings, Rights, and Refugees

14th November - Queer and Now reading group

13th November - Film Screening: Ex Machina

7th November - Imperative Conditionals; Black Speculative thought and the co-designed futurity

1st November - Remembering the Great War - An Evening of Words and Music

31st October - English Lit PG Reading Group - 'Globalgothic'

31st October - Digital Cultures Reading Group

31st October - 19CC book launch

25th October - Film Screening: We Live in Public

20th October - Romance in the 21st Century

20th October - Drawn to Books: Exhibition tour at Winterbourne House and Gardens

20th October - Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in a Writer's Practice

17th October - Poetry reading: Terrance Hayes

12th October - Videogames reading group and workshop, with Dr Rob Gallagher (KCL)

12th October - Dr Rob Gallagher (KCL) - Volatile Memories: Videogames and the Future of Forgetting

10th-12th September - International Arthurian Society British Branch Meeting

30th June-16th November - Drawing out the Dinosaurs

29th June - Voicing the Non-Human

18th-19th June - Mind Reading: Mental Health and the Written Word

13th June - Symposium: Stevedores and Tenements: The New York of Bellows and Sloan

13th June - A Workshop on Guns

25th May-16th September - Exhibition: New York City Life at the Barber Institute

23rd May - Nature, Print and Production:A Workshop on Eighteenth-Century Sources in the Cadbury Research Library

9th May - Assuming a Modern Air: Literary Atmosphere in the work of Charlotte Bronte and Dorothy Richardson

9th May - CeSMA Annual Lecture

13th April - Writivism at five and the Future of African Literature

9th-10th April - Transitions: Bridging the Victorian-Modernist Divide.

19th March - 'Spring People': an evening of poetry

14th March - Pilgrims and Phantoms: Place, Time and the St Thomas Way

12th March - Where's My Igloo Gone?: strategies and stories of climate change

6th March - From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy.

28th February - Postgraduate Showcase

15th February - Victorian Dinosaurs: Facts and Fictions of the Nineteenth-Century Mesozoic

13th February - Medical Humanities and Medieval Literature? Voices, Breath, Feeling

31st January - Learning to Write English: Problems and Evidence

24th January - Trump: One Year On

24th January - BAME (and other) voices in literary journalism

24th January - Annual Medieval and Early Modern lecture

18th January - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students


6th December - "Almost a Citizen": Robert Montgomery Bird's Racial Transformations and the Borders of Belonging

27th November - Burdens of Representation? Contemporary theatre by minority artists in Britain

27th November - Old Christmas Returned

23rd November - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

23rd November - B-Film Book Launch, Guest Lecture and Film Screening

15th November - Queer & Now: A Reading Group

15th November - A Rope of Words: Sunset Boulevard, the talkies and the Hollywood machine

6th November - Reading Communities: Connecting the Past and the Present

1st November - John Baskerville Book Launch

18th October - People and Pages: a showcase of local and regional poets

11th October - Work-in-progress (staff only)

2nd October - Nikesh Shukla In Conversation

30th June - Intimacy and New Media: A Symposium

15th June - Canadian Modernism at the present time

19th May - Graphic reading: a symposium

17th May - New media affects

16th-18th May - RSC workshop opportunities

13th May - Postgraduate study in Shakespeare: an open afternoon at The Other Place

12th May - Out and out from the family to the community: the Housmans and the politics­­ of queer sibling devotion

10th May - M3C Eighteenth-Century Research Workshop

8th May - Genders and the textual object

3rd May - 'it was love for you that set me afire': celebrating the poetry of Frank O'Hara

3rd-5th April - Crossing borders in the insular Middle Ages, c. 900-1500

16th March - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

13th March - The friction of representation in contemporary visual culture

8th March - Centre for Literary Editing and the Materiality of the Text symposium

28th February - The practice of Jane Austen

27th February - Modern American poetry on the Arts Team Show (Burn FM)

20th February - A Queer method? Samuel Delany's empiricism and the uses of the literary

1st February - Love's revival: film practice and the act of dying

31st January - "A Regiment of Skeletons and an Army of Bottles": Reading the anatomy museum in Nineteenth-Century scientific and popular culture

19th January - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

17th January - Unknowing lyric

16th January - Challenging the automaton: clog-dancing for the digital age


5th December - Bad books: in the library with Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell

29th November - Unmasking 'The Confessional Unmasked'

28th November - Sound as affect on/as meaning and nervous receptivity

18th November - Centre for Literary Editing and the Materiality of the Text symposium

14th November - What is ambient literature?

9th November - CREMS Research Roundtable

8th November - The disappointment of Wordsworth's letters

27th October - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

25th October - Blackmail, sodomy, and sex work: Oscar Wilde on trial

10th October - The COVE and SHORE: responding to the crisis facing the humanities

10th October - Jackie Kay and Kit de Waal

3rd October - When does an audiobook stop being a book?

9th June - The Zine Factory

24th May - Better together? Exploring research collaboration

23rd May - Digital and social media workshop

23rd May - Digital and social media

16th May - The contemporary "Middlebrow"

9th May - Postcolonial poetics

25th April - Kill John Bull with Art: Modernism, Literary Elites and the Battle for Culture

14th March - New media face culture, cinematic affect, and the recent films of Scarlett Johansson

8th February - 'Authorship' talks

3rd February - 'Marmoreal Sisterhoods' and 'Mounting a poetic defence against 'fleshliness''

3rd February - 'The South-African "Children of the Mist"' and 'Riding like a Godiva'

3rd February - 'Saint Hunting with Saint Hannah' and 'Tagging Alongside'

20th January - 'The Aeriform Effusion' and 'Coleridge's Motion'