Arthur Dudney – The Literature of Decline Under the Late Mughals

Event Date: 14 February 2017 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr Arthur Dudney (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, University of Cambridge) – The Literature of Decline Under the Late Mughals Introduction by Dr Gordon Johnson (RAS): ——————————- Talk: ——————————- Questions: share this entry:

Eimear McBride in Conversation with Jacqueline Rose

Event Date: 25 January 2017 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Eimear McBride in Conversation with Jacqueline Rose Since the publication of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing in 2014 and The Lesser Bohemians this year, Eimear McBride has caused a literary sensation of a …

You must Mutate: Toby Litt and Caroline Edwards Discuss the Future of Fiction

Event Date:20 May 2016 Room B04 Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2016 You must Mutate: Toby Litt and Caroline Edwards Discuss the Future of Fiction Taking Toby Litt’s new collection of non-fiction essays, Mutants (Seagull Books, 2016), as a starting point, Toby …

Max Porter – Grief is the Thing with Feathers

Event Date: 18 May 2016 Room B04 Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2016 Max Porter: Grief is the Thing with Feathers Max Porter’s debut novel, Grief is the Thing With Feathers (Faber, 2015) tells the story of a family torn apart by …

Historical Fictions

Event Date: 19 May 2015 Waterstone’s Book Shop Gower Street 82 Gower St, London WC1E 6EQ The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2015 Historical Fictions The historical novel is a major presence in the contemporary literary landscape. Why should this genre possess such appeal? And how can we best define it? Joe Brooker (Birkbeck) and Martin Eve …

Louise Johnson – Glamour in the Changing Room: Eduardo Mendicutti and the ‘Beckham Effect’

Event Date: 10 November 2014 Main Lecture Theatre (MLT), Founder’s Building, Royal Holloway, University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The 2014 David Vilaseca Memorial Lecture Dr Louise Johnson (Sheffield) – Glamour in the Changing Room: Eduardo Mendicutti and the ‘Beckham Effect’ This lecture considers Spanish novelist and journalist Eduardo Mendicutti’s high camp fictional foray behind the scenes at Real …

Editing Tudor Literature

                                                                              Event Date: 10 – 11 May 2014 Percy Building, G.10, Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 7RU Editing Tudor Literature …

Eileen John – Literature and Disagreement

Event Date: 28 April 2014 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Professor Eileen John (Warwick) – Literature and Disagreement Eileen John is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Her research is in aesthetics and philosophy of literature, with particular interests in literature and knowledge, and some broader interests in …

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Paul de Man – The Messenger Lectures (1983)

Paul de Man – The Messenger Lectures (1983) The Messenger Lectures are a prestigious series of talks given by leading scholars and public figures at Cornell University. They were founded in 1924 by a gift from Hiram Messenger and are regarded as one of the most important of Cornell’s extracurricular activities. There were initially “twelve lectures per year, delivered by …