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1 Creative Commons Literary Allusion in Harry Potter J.K. Rowling’s imagination is fired by the past. How do historical objects illuminate the real-world sources of her ideas? Beatrice Groves, Victoria McGuinness 11 Oct 2019
2 Storming Utopia This event is an Oxford Public Engagement with Research and part of a Knowledge Exchange project. Organised by Professor Wes Williams (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages) and Richard Scholar (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages). Wes Williams, Richard Scholar, Amantha Edmead, Erin Maglaque 14 Aug 2019
3 Delius and the Sound of Place Book at Lunchtime: Delius and the Sound of Place Daniel Grimley, Philip Bullock, Peter Franklin, Alexandra Harris 28 Jun 2019
4 Compassion's Edge Book at Lunchtime: Compassion's Edge, Winner of the 2018 Society for Renaissance Studies Book Prize. Katherine Ibbett, Lorna Hutson, Teresa Bejan, Emma Claussen 18 Jun 2019
5 Veteran Poetics Book at Lunchtime: Veteran Poetics: British Literature in the Age of Mass Warfare, 1790–2015 Suzan Kalayci, Kate McLoughlin, Santanu Das, Elleke Boehmer 12 Jun 2019
6 Writing an Activist Life A panel discussion with Karin Amatmoekrim, Margaretta Jolly, and JC Niala, exploring the politics and poetics of writing an activist life. Karin Amatmoekrim, Margaretta Jolly, JC Niala 04 Jun 2019
7 When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer Simon Armitage delivers his final lecture as Oxford Professor of Poetry, reflecting on his own influences as a poet. Simon Armitage 17 May 2019
8 The Social Life of Modernism: Conversation, Literary Community, and Espionage in 1930s Calcutta This talk from TORCH Global South Visiting Professor Supriya Chaudhuri will be illustrated with images from the Parichay archives and related documents and correspondence. Supriya Chaudhuri 09 Apr 2019
9 What is the Modern? Temporality, Aesthetics, and Global Melancholy This talk from TORCH Global South Visiting Professor Supriya Chaudhuri will interrogate the temporality of the modern, the aesthetics of the modern, and as a somewhat cryptic afterthought, the mood of the modern, here categorized as melancholy. Supriya Chaudhuri 09 Apr 2019
10 15cHEBRAICA: Capturing the former owners of Hebrew incunabula and their annotations in the Material Evidence in Incunabula (MEI) database Marco Bertagna gives a talk for the History of the Book seminar series on 1st March 2019. Marco Bertagna 08 Mar 2019
11 Likenesses: Translation, Illustration, Interpretation The themes raised by Matthew Reynolds' Likenesses: Translation, Illustration, Interpretation will be discussed by Dr Jason Gaiger (Ruskin School), Dr Adriana Jacobs (Oriental Studies) and Dr Nick Halmi (English). Matthew Reynolds, Jason Gaiger, Adriana Jacobs, Nick Halmi 08 Mar 2019
12 Creative Commons Manuscript and Print, 1660–1760 Carly Watson outlines the material forms in which literary texts circulated between 1660 and 1760. Carly Watson 07 Mar 2019
13 How not to Ruin Everything: Futures Thinking Launch Launch event for Futures Thinking, a new research group looking into future problems and opportunities created by advances in technology and artificial intelligence. Chelsea Haith, Robert Iliffe, Gretta Corporaal, Alexandra Paddock 05 Mar 2019
14 Climate Change and Literature: Reading Change Can literature help us understand and deal with climate change? In this episode, we talk to Dr. Jemma Deer, an Environmental Fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment, about how literature can help us rethink climate change. Jemma Deer, Alice Evatt, Henry Tann 05 Mar 2019
15 Oscar Wilde in Vienna: Pleasing and Teasing the Audience Sandra Mayer, author of Oscar Wilde in Vienna, argues it was his willingness to both please and tease his audience. His plays skilfully manoeuvre between conformism and subversion, conventionality and innovation. Sandra Mayer, Dominic Janes, Stefano Evangelista, Mary Luckhurst 20 Feb 2019
16 Samraghni Bonnerjee presents, Envoy extraordinary: a study of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit and her contribution to modern India. Vera Brittain (Allen and Unwin, 1965) Samraghni Bonnerjee gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Samraghni Bonnerjee 19 Feb 2019
17 Olivia Slater presents, Place in research: Theory, methodology, and methods. Eve Tuck and Marcia McKenzie (Routledge, 2014) Olivia Slater gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Olivia Slater 19 Feb 2019
18 Ushashi Dasgupta presents, Rajmohan’s Wife Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1864). Ushashi Dasgupta gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Ushashi Dasgupta 19 Feb 2019
19 Arun Sood presents, Travels in the interior districts of Africa: performed under the Direction and Patronage of the African Association, in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797. Mungo, Park and James Rennell (W. Bulmer and Company, 1799). Arun Sood gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Arun Sood 19 Feb 2019
20 Discussion: How does a curriculum introduce and structure alternate worldviews and knowledges? Blue Weiss, Mia Liyanage, Nana Oforiatta Ayim, Supriya Chaudhuri, and Afua Hirsch, discuss what a decolonial curriculum would look like, part of the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Blue Weiss, Mia Liyanage, Nana Oforiatta Ayim, Supriya Chaudhuri 19 Feb 2019
21 How does a curriculum introduce and structure alternate worldviews and knowledges? Blue Weiss and Mia Liyanage, Common Ground Oxford, give a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2019. Blue Weiss, Mia Liyanage 19 Feb 2019
22 How does a curriculum introduce and structure alternate worldviews and knowledges? Nana Oforiatta Ayim TORCH / Mellon Global South Visiting Fellow, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Nana Oforiatta Ayim 19 Feb 2019
23 How does a curriculum introduce and structure alternate worldviews and knowledges? Supriya Chaudhuri, TORCH / Mellon Global South Visiting Professor, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Supriya Chaudhuri 19 Feb 2019
24 Joe Shaughnessy presents, Mine Boy Peter Abrahams (East African Publishers, 1946) Joe Shaughnessy gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Joe Shaughnessy 19 Feb 2019
25 Elsa Gomis presents, The Logic of Analogy: Slavery and the Contemporary Refugee. Yogita Goyal (Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development, 8(3), 543-546. 2017) Elsa Gomis gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Elsa Gomis 19 Feb 2019
26 Rachel Fox presents, Refugee tales David, Herd and Anna Pincus (Comma Press, 2016) Rachel Fox gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Rachel Fox 19 Feb 2019
27 Ethel Maqeda presents, The Book of Memory: A Novel by Petina Gappah (Macmillan, 2016) Ethel Maqeda gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Ethel Maqeda 19 Feb 2019
28 What is a decolonial curriculum soapbox? Elleke Boehmer, Professor of World Literature in English, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Elleke Boehmer 19 Feb 2019
29 Singing in the Age of Anxiety Laura will be joined an expert panel to discuss the book and its themes; Dr Benjamin Walton (Jesus, Cambridge), Professor Kate McLoughlin (Harris Manchester, Oxford). Chaired by Professor Philip R. Bullock (Wadham, Oxford). Laura Tunbridge, Kate McLoughlin, Philip Bullock, Benjamin Walton 19 Feb 2019
30 Postcolonial Poetics: A Book at Lunchtime A Book at Lunchtime seminar with Elleke Boehmer, author of Postcolonial Poetics, joined by Dr Malachi McIntosh, Professor Ben Morgan, Professor Richard Drayton and Professor Robert Young (chair). Elleke Boehmer, Malachi McIntosh, Ben Morgan, Richard Drayton 14 Feb 2019
31 Creative Commons Visual metre and rhythm: the function of movable devices in books A lecture for the Oxford Bibliographical Society and the Bodleian Centre for the Study of the Book, by Bodleian Printer in Residence, 2018, Emily Martin. Emily Martin 12 Feb 2019
32 Bumble-Bee Witches and the Reading of Dreams: Spectacular and Speculative Marginalia in a Renaissance Reader’s Montaigne Earle Havens (Johns Hopkins), gives the first talk in the new term for the Centre for the Study of the Book on Friday 18th January 2019. Earle Havens 30 Jan 2019
33 Masterclass: the Frankenstein notebooks at the Bodleian Libraries An examination of the notebooks in which Mary Shelley drafted Frankenstein. These two notebooks, one purchased probably in Geneva, the second in England, are now kept in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Miranda Seymour, Richard Ovenden, Stephen Hebron 29 Jan 2019
34 'Undisfigured by False or Vicious Ornaments' - Clarity and Obscurity in the Age of Formlessness The Hilary Term Professor of Poetry lecture, delivered by Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage. Simon Armitage 28 Jan 2019
35 Mythopoeia: myth-creation and Middle-earth A celebration of Tolkien and his creations, with special guests Dame Marina Warner, Prof Verlyn Flieger and Dr Dimitra Fimi. Marina Warner, Verlyn Flieger, Dimitra Fimi 25 Jan 2019
36 Ibsen, Scandinavia, and the Making of a World Drama: A Book At Lunchtime Henrik Ibsen's drama is the most prominent and lasting contribution of the cultural surge seen in Scandinavian literature in the later nineteenth century. Narve Fulsas, Tore Rem, Peter McDonald, Kirsten Shepherd-Barr 21 Jan 2019
37 The Heterarchical Director - A Model of Authorship for the Twenty-First Century The keynote talk for 'Collaboration in Theatre symposium' at the University of Oxford, 19 October 2018. Duška Radosavljević 18 Dec 2018
38 Tales of Love and History - James Ivory in Conversation Oscar-winning American film-maker James Ivory will talk about his experiences with the legendary Merchant Ivory productions, in partnership with producer Ismail Merchant and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. James Ivory, Richard Parkinson, Katherine Harloe, Jennifer Ingleheart 18 Dec 2018
39 Making Oscar Wilde A Book at Lunchtime seminar with Michele Mendelssohn, literary critic and cultural historian. Dr Sos Eltis (Brasenose, Oxford), Dr Charles Foster (Green Templeton, Oxford), Chaired by Professor Dame Hermione Lee (Wolfson, Oxford). Michèle Mendelssohn, Sos Eltis, Charles Foster, Dame Hermione Lee 14 Dec 2018
40 Forward with Classics A Book at Lunchtime seminar with Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson, Steven Hunt, Dr Mai Musie, Dr Peter Jones (Co-founder, Classics for All), Dr Alex Pryce (Head of Student Recruitment, Oxford), Chaired by Professor Fiona Macintosh (St Hilda's Oxford). Arlene Holmes-Henderson, Steven Hunt, Mai Musié, Peter Jones 14 Dec 2018
41 Remembering the Jagiellonians A Book at Lunchtime seminar with Natalia Nowakowska, Somerville College, University of Oxford, Professor Julia Mannherz (Oriel, Oxford) Professor Hannah Skoda (St John’s, Oxford) Chaired by Professor Katherine Lebow (Christ Church, Oxford). Natalia Nowakowska, Julia Mannherz, Hannah Skoda, Katherine Lebow 14 Dec 2018
42 Reading Beyond the Code A Book at Lunchtime Seminar with Terrence Cave, Deirdre Wilson, Ben Morgan (Worcester College, Oxford), Professor Robyn Carston (Linguistics, UCL). Chaired by Professor Philip Bullock (TORCH Director). Terrence Cave, Deirdre Wilson, Ben Morgan, Robyn Carston 14 Dec 2018
43 Old Norse Eleanor Parker, Lecturer in Medieval English Literature, Brasenose College, Oxford, gives the fifth and final talk in the Tolkien: The Maker of Middle Earth lecture series. This lecture focuses on Tolkien and old norse. Eleanor Parker 31 Oct 2018
44 Old English Mark Atherton, Senior Lecturer in English, Regent's Park College, Oxford, gives the fourth talk in the Tolkien: The Maker of Middle Earth lecture series. This lecture focuses on Tolkien and old english. Mark Atherton 31 Oct 2018
45 Gothic Elizabeth Solopova, Lecturer in English Literature, Christ Church, Oxford. Tolkien wrote that he was 'fascinated' with the 'beautiful' Gothic language that he started to study at school, and his literary works attest to this interest. Elizabeth Solopova 31 Oct 2018
46 Medieval Welsh Tolkien once termed Welsh 'the elder language of the men of Britain'; this talk explores how the sounds and grammar of Welsh captured Tolkien's imagination and are reflected in Sindarin, one of the two major Elvish languages which he created. Mark Williams 31 Oct 2018
47 Why Read Frankenstein in 2018? Two hundred years after it was first published, Nick Groom explains the abiding appeal and extraordinary contemporary relevance of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Nick Groom 22 Oct 2018
48 Tolkien's turning point: Tolkien and the history of tongues Tom Shippey's lecture will move from the detail to the (eventual) design of Tolkien's languages, and even the philosophical issues embedded in Tolkien's fiction. Tom Shippey 19 Sep 2018
49 Literacy and Democracy: Transitional Justice in South Africa The paper explores the work of several intellectuals reflecting on South Africa’s transition to democracy, considering how the question of literacy precedes any discussion about literature and democracy. Carrol Clarkson 03 Sep 2018
50 Teaching the Codex 13: 2017 Summary Teresa Webber (Cambridge) gives closing remarks at the 2017 Teaching the Codex Colloquium. Teresa Webber 28 Aug 2018
51 Teaching the Codex 12: Continental and Anglophone Approaches 2 Marigold Norbye speaks at the 2017 Teaching the Codex colloquium about learning palaeography at the École des chartes. Marigold Norbye 28 Aug 2018
52 Teaching the Codex 11: Continental and Anglophone Approaches 1 Daniel Sawyer (Oxford) speaks at the 2017 Teaching the Codex Colloquium about the teaching of palaeography and codicology in Oxford’s Faculty of English. Daniel Sawyer 28 Aug 2018
53 Teaching the Codex 10: Manuscripts and Outreach 4 Pauline Souleau (Oxford) speaks at the 2017 Teaching the Codex Colloquium about the Manuscript Outreach Network and the Wadham-Luton Access Project. Pauline Souleau 28 Aug 2018
54 Teaching the Codex 9: Manuscripts and Outreach 3 Anna Boeles Rowland (Oxford) speaks at the 2017 Teaching the Codex Colloquium about the Manuscript Outreach Network. Introduction by Pauline Souleau (Oxford). Anna Boeles Rowland, Pauline Souleau 28 Aug 2018
55 Teaching the Codex 7: Manuscripts and Outreach 1 Sarah Laseke (Leiden, Oxford) speaks at the 2017 Teaching the Codex Colloquium about a public engagement approach to teaching palaeography. Introduction by Pauline Souleau (Oxford). Sarah Laseke, Pauline Souleau 28 Aug 2018
56 Teaching the Codex 6: Teaching Art History in Manuscripts Spike Bucklow (Cambridge) speaks at the 2017 Teaching the Codex Colloquium about the materiality of manuscript images. Introduction by Emily Guerry (Kent). Spike Bucklow, Emily Guerry 28 Aug 2018
57 The Lyell Lectures 2018: Book Ownership in Stuart England: 'Cultures of collecting in the 17th century' David Pearson, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2017-18 and Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, University of London gives the fifth and final Lyell lecture on 8th May 2018. David Pearson 11 Jun 2018
58 The Lyell Lectures 2018: Book Ownership in Stuart England: 'Books for the common man' David Pearson, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2017-18 and Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, University of London gives the fourth Lyell lecture on 3rd May 2018. David Pearson 11 Jun 2018
59 The Lyell Lectures 2018: Book Ownership in Stuart England: 'Women and books in the 17th century' David Pearson, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2017-18 and Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, University of London gives the third Lyell lecture on 1st May 2018. David Pearson 11 Jun 2018
60 The Lyell Lectures 2018: Book Ownership in Stuart England: 'Books for use and books for show' David Pearson, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2017-18 and Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, University of London gives the second 2018 Lyell lecture on 26th April 2018. David Pearson 11 Jun 2018
61 The Lyell Lectures 2018: Book Ownership in Stuart England: 'Setting the scene: Trends and patterns' David Pearson, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2017-18 and Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, University of London, gives the first of the 2018 Lyell lectures on Tuesday 24 April 2018. David Pearson 11 Jun 2018
62 Free Reading Professor Lloyd Pratt delivers his inaugural lecture as Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature. Lloyd Pratt 22 May 2018
63 Teaching the Codex 5: Teaching Music Palaeography 2 Margaret Bent (Oxford) speaks at the 2017 Teaching the Codex Colloquium about music palaeography in the classroom. Margaret Bent 10 Apr 2018
64 Teaching the Codex 4: Teaching Music Palaeography 1 Eleanor Giraud (Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick) speaks about music palaeography in the classroom. Eleanor Giraud 10 Apr 2018
65 Jane Potter speaks to Kate McLoughlin Dr Jane Potter, Reader in Arts at Oxford Brookes University, talks to Kate McLoughlin about textual and material commemorative cultures and the central role of words and language in the reconstruction and renegotiation of memory. Jane Potter, Kate McLoughlin 28 Mar 2018
66 James Joyce and the Phenomenology of Film Book at Lunchtime, James Joyce and the Phenomenology of Film Katherine Morris, Ulrika Maude, Jeri Johnson, Cleo Hanaway-Oakley 16 Feb 2018
67 Teach us how we may pray AElfric of Eynsham teaches the congregation to recite the Lord’s Prayer in English, 'Thu ure faeder'. MS. Hatton 115, fol. 10r. Composed 990-995, copied in the second half of the 1000s. Read by Andy Orchard. Andy Orchard 16 Jan 2018
68 Come and dance with me in Ireland The lyrics of dance songs about love and longing, jotted down without music. MS. Rawl. D. 913, fol. 1r-v. Copied in the early 1300s. Read by Helen Appleton, Daniel Wakelin. Helen Appleton, Daniel Wakelin 16 Jan 2018
69 If it be played In the play The Burial of Christ, Joseph, Mary Magdalen and three other women cry out when they see Jesus on the Cross. MS. e Musaeo 160, fol. 141r. Copied c. 1518–1520. Read by Helen Appleton, Angela O'Brien, Daniel Sawyer, Wing Tan Lai. Helen Appleton, Angela O'Brien, Daniel Sawyer, Wing Tan Lai 16 Jan 2018
70 Listeneth now and beth not deaf! A travelling preacher recites a poem, warning about the horrors of death. MS. Add. E. 6 (R). Copied in the late 1200s. Read by Daniel Wakelin. Daniel Wakelin 16 Jan 2018
71 Research behind... Understanding Misunderstanding A podcast about a song about the parallels of fake news today and satire in the 18th Century based on research by Prof Abigail Williams at the University of Oxford Abigail Williams 09 Jan 2018
72 The Women who 'Meant to Do It': George Eliot and Celebrity Performance Life-Writing and Female Celebrity, 4 Nov 2017 Keynote: Patricia Duncker Patricia Duncker 08 Jan 2018
73 Life-writing and female celebrity - Panel 1 Women's Lives and Celebrity in the 18th Century (chair: Anna Senkiw) Ruth Scobie - Pre-Truth Media and the Female Imposter: The Case of ‘Elizabeth Harriet Grieve’ Ruth Scobie 08 Jan 2018
74 Life-Writing and Female Celebrity, 4 Nov 2017 Panel 2: Female Celebrity Performance across Media and Genres Chaired by Sandra Mayer, with Mary Luckhurst, Oline Eaton and Hannah Yelin. Mary Luckhurst, Oline Eaton, Hannah Yelin 08 Jan 2018
75 'Art and Attunement', by Professor Rita Felski, University of Virginia and Southern Denmark In this talk Rita Felski reported at new research on how we engage with works of art across a broad range (including cat videos) and considered the puzzling question of why we are drawn by some pieces of music, art and literature, and not by others. Rita Felski 19 Dec 2017
76 Rachel Seiffert speaks to Catherine Gilbert Novelist Rachel Seiffert talks to Dr Catherine Gilbert about the ritual of memory and the possibilities of fiction as a response to a difficult past. Rachel Seiffert, Catherine Gilbert 08 Dec 2017
77 Lyndsey Stonebridge speaks to Rita Phillips Lyndsey Stonebridge, Professor of Modern Literature and History at the University of East Anglia, talks to Rita Phillips about literary humanitarianism and the ethics of empathy. Lyndsey Stonebridge, Rita Phillips 08 Dec 2017
78 Elleke Boehmer speaks to Kate McLoughlin Elleke Boehmer talks to Kate McLoughlin about her most recent novel, The Shouting in the Dark, the language of reconciliation in South Africa, and the creative potential for the work of both fiction and literary criticism. Elleke Boehmer, Kate McLoughlin 08 Dec 2017
79 Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions Book at Lunchtime held on 8th November 2017. Gervase Rosser, Georgi Parpulov, Stefanie Lenk, Kate Cooper 27 Nov 2017
80 Conflict and Community: Panel-led Workshop 2 Mobilising the wide-ranging expertise of the speakers, this workshop explored questions of narrative, community and the special commemorative needs that arise in the wake of civil war and terrorism. Rachel Seiffert, Lyndsey Stonebridge, Harvey Whitehouse, Helen Small 24 Nov 2017
81 Poetry and Life-Writing: Panel-led Workshop 1 Bringing together experts working at the intersection of literature, human rights, foreign policy and peace initiatives, this workshop explored the role of poetry and life-writing in post-war healing. Dunya Mikhail, Philippe Sands, Lord John Alderdice, Jeremy Treglown 21 Nov 2017
82 Aminatta Forna speaks to Catherine Gilbert Aminatta Forna OBE, author of The Devil that Danced on the Water, talks to Dr Catherine Gilbert about silence, narrative and resilience in Sierra Leone. Aminatta Forna, Catherine Gilbert 21 Nov 2017
83 Philippe Sands speaks to Kate McLoughlin Philippe Sands, QC, international human rights lawyer and author of East West Street, talks to Kate McLoughlin about the law-court as a place of commemoration and what he came to understand outside the city of Lviv. Philippe Sands, Kate McLoughlin 21 Nov 2017
84 Memoir and Memory: Aminatta Forna in Conversation with Elleke Boehmer Launch event for the Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series. Aminatta Forna, OBE (novelist and memoirist, Lannan Visiting Professor of Poetics at Georgetown University) in conversation with Elleke Boehmer (Professor of World Literature in English, Oxford). Aminatta Forna, Elleke Boehmer 20 Nov 2017
85 Creative Commons The Future of Publishing A talk that focuses on promoting and championing scientific literature. Ritu Dhand 19 Oct 2017
86 Understanding Misunderstanding A song about the parallels of fake news today and satire in the 18th Century based on research by Prof Abigail Williams at the University of Oxford Abigail Williams 16 Oct 2017
87 Selma Dabbagh and Courttia Newland on writing and community Writers Selma Dabbagh and Courttia Newland read from their work, and discuss why they write, who they write for, their imagined audiences, and how their writing relates to their identities. Selma Dabbagh, Courttia Newland 25 Aug 2017
88 M. NourbeSe Philip on the haunting of history M. NourbeSe Philip reads from She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks (1988) and Zong! (2008) as she describes her poetic development. M NourbeSe Philip, Marina Warner, Matthew Reynolds, Elleke Boehmer 25 Aug 2017
89 Editors and contributors, The Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing Profs Susheila Nasta and Mark Stein speak about the genesis of their new Cambridge History project, Dr Gail Low discusses the networks and institutions of Caribbean-British writing. Susheila Nasta, Mark Stein, Gail Low, Henghameh Saroukhani 25 Aug 2017
90 Aminatta Forna on writing memory and trauma in The Memory of Love Aminatta Forna gives a reading from her award-winning novel, The Memory of Love (2010), and discusses it with Prof. Ankhi Mukherjee. She talks about the psychology of war and healing after conflict, and about love, betrayal and complicity. Aminatta Forna, Ankhi Mukherjee 25 Aug 2017
91 Nadifa Mohamed on travelling, home and belonging in Black Mamba Boy Nadifa Mohamed reads from and discusses her debut novel, Black Mamba Boy (2010), based on her father’s travels across the Horn of Africa before settling in Britain. Nadifa Mohamed, Kate Wallis 25 Aug 2017
92 D-Empress Dianne Regisford presents ‘Hersto-rhetoric? Na so today!!!’ D-Empress Dianne Regisford presents a performance installation that explores the notion of the liberated woman from an African feminist perspective. D-Empress Dianne Regisford, Rev J, Erica Lombard 25 Aug 2017
93 Daljit Nagra on voice and identity in Look We Have Coming to Dover! Daljit Nagra reads from and discusses his celebrated debut collection, Look We Have Coming to Dover! (2007). In conversation with Dr Rachael Gilmour and the audience, he speaks about how and why he writes his poetry, and the readers for whom he writes. Daljit Nagra, Rachael Gilmour 25 Aug 2017
94 Bernardine Evaristo on writing Britain’s Black histories In conversation with Dr Zoe Norridge and Marsha Hutchinson, Bernardine Evaristo reads from and discusses her remarkable verse novel, The Emperor’s Babe (2001), which tells the story of a African girl growing up in Roman London in 211 AD. Bernardine Evaristo, Zoe Norridge, Marsha Hutchinson 25 Aug 2017
95 Kamila Shamsie on writing history in A God in Every Stone Author Kamila Shamsie reads from her 2014 novel A God in Every Stone, and discusses it with Prof. Elleke Boehmer and the audience. Kamila Shamsie, Elleke Boehmer 25 Aug 2017
96 Readers and Readings Prof. Elleke Boehmer and Dr Erica Lombard consider how our reading experiences are shaped by various factors, from publishers’ decisions about book covers to the text itself. Elleke Boehmer, Erica Lombard 25 Aug 2017
97 Teaching the Codex 3: 2016 Summary David d'Avray (UCL) gives closing remarks at the 2016 Teaching the Codex Colloquium. David D'avray 14 Jul 2017
98 Teaching the Codex 2: Material and Digital Henrike Lähnemann (Oxford) gives a talk at the 2016 Teaching the Codex Colloquium. Henrike Lähnemann 12 Jul 2017
99 Teaching the Codex 1: Codicology Daniel Wakelin (Oxford) gives a talk at the 2016 Teaching the Codex Colloquium. Daniel Wakelin 12 Jul 2017
100 Creative Commons Literature and Silence Research into multiple Quaker congregations. Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, Kate McLoughlin 23 Jun 2017