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Tuesday 21 October 2014

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17:30 Contemporary Cultures of Writing Seminar
Historical fiction today  What are the new developments in writing historical fiction? Is literary historical fiction itself a sub-...
Michael Green (Professor in English and Creative Writing, University of Northumbria) 

Wednesday 22 October 2014

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17:30 London Old and Middle English Research Seminar (LOMERS)
Youthful Ingenuity
Patricia Ingham (Indiana University)

Thursday 23 October 2014

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18:00 Media History Seminar
The Mahout on the Elephant: John Murray’s Paratexts In his influential study of the paratext, Gerard Genette describes the impor...
Professor Bill Bell (Cardiff University & The University of Goettingen)  

Friday 24 October 2014

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Celebrating Chinua Achebe's Legacy: "Arrow of God" at 50
An international conference to commemorate Chinua Achebe’s work and influence, and to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the publicat...
18:00 Irish Studies Seminar
After America: The Emergence of the Irish Transatlantic Novel.
Joe Cleary (Maynooth)

Tuesday 28 October 2014

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18:00 Literary London Reading Group
Sam Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners (1956)
Dr. Kate Houlden (LJMU)

Wednesday 29 October 2014

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18:00 Theory Now
The Productive Body Reading for seminar: François Guéry & Didier Deleule, The Productive Body (Zero Bo...
Dr. Amit Rai (Queen Mary)

Thursday 30 October 2014

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18:00 The Charles Holden Lecture
'Academic libraries in the early 21st century: metamorphosis or dissolution?' As they face ever more complicated demands from readers, p...
Professor David McKitterick (Trinity College Cambridge)
18:00 London Screenwriting Seminar

Friday 31 October 2014

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09:00 100 Dubliners
2014 sees the 100th anniversary of James Joyce’s first book of fiction, Dubliners. Joyce’s collection of stories was int...

Saturday 1 November 2014

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11:00 Modernism Seminar
Modernism and Animality      
Cathryn Setz (St Anne’s, Oxford): “Apes above themselves”: writing around biology in The Dial, 1920–29 ...

Tuesday 4 November 2014

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17:30 History of Libraries Research Seminar
From The Blue Lagoon to The Enchanted Mountains: portrait of a marriage in books This presentation offers a fresh perspec...
Harvey James (National Trust)
18:00 Modernist Magazines Seminar
Time and Tide, Feminist Periodical Networks, and Cultures of the New In a discussion of the ‘Anglo-American feminist press and &ld...
Catherine Clay (Nottingham Trent University)        

Wednesday 5 November 2014

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19:00 Roehampton Poetry Centre Readings
John Kinsella launches his new collection, Sack.  In association with Picador. Admission £5.  Click here to book. ...

Thursday 6 November 2014

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10:00 Forbidden Access: Censoring Books and Archives
‘Forbidden Access’ is a multidisciplinary conference exploring how published works and archival materials and the ideas conta...

Friday 7 November 2014

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18:00 The Charles Peake Ulysses Seminar

Tuesday 11 November 2014

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17:30 Medieval Manuscripts Seminar
Who read Geoffrey of Monmouth in the twelfth century? The codicological evidence
Dr Jaakko Tahkokallio (National Library of Finland, Helsinki; Visiting Research Fellow, King’s College, London)  
18:00 Book Collecting Seminar
Whither Bookshops? 
Stephen Foster

Wednesday 12 November 2014

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17:30 Roman Jakobson: Poetry of Self, City, Sign and Form
Gerard Manley Hopkins: Parallels in Poetry, Parallels with Roman Jakobson‘The artificial part of poetry, perhaps we shall be right ...
Dr Mary Coghill ( Visiting Research Fellow, School of Advanced Studies, Institute of English Studies, University of London)    
18:00 Contemporary Innovative Poetry Research Seminar
Manhattan and Modernist Memory:  The ‘new’ New York poets  This paper recovers and surveys ‘early’ for...
Dr Sarah Barnsley: (Goldsmiths, University of London)