Twentieth Century & Contemporary Literature Graduate Seminar (2017)

In the 2017 calendar year, me and two other PhD students convened the Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature Graduate Seminar for the English Department at the University of Cambridge. The role involved inviting speakers, preparing a calendar of events, and hosting the speakers. Below you can find more information about the Graduate Seminar events:


Twentieth Century & Contemporary Literature Graduate Seminar website: https://www.english.cam.ac.uk/seminars/twentieth.htm


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Michaelmas 2017

20th Century Grad Seminar

Thursday, October 12 (Week 2):

Prof. Joy Porter (University of Hull): “The Native American Indian Poet of the First World War: Trauma, Modernity and the Bloomsbury/Garsington Set”

[joint seminar with the American Literature Research Seminar]

Tuesday, October 31 (Week 4):

Scarlett Baron (UCL): “Literature as Algorithmic Variation: The Implication of Darwin’s ‘Universal Acid'”

Tuesday, November 14 (Week 6):

Keston Sutherland (University of Sussex): “Poetry’s Specific Pain”


Easter 2017

Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature Research Seminar - Poster

 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 (Week 2):

Graduate Symposium

David Grundy, “John Wieners and ‘the only one who ever mattered'”

Aoife Byrne, “Evadne Price and the uses of pastiche”

Ananya Mishra, “Re-Imagination of Contested Spaces in the Indigenous Literatures of India, Australia, and North America”

Abstracts

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 (Week 4):

Prof. Finn Fordham (Royal Holloway, London): “An Anatomy of Moments”

Abstract

Monday, May 29, 2017 (Week 5):

Prof. Vincent Sherry (Washington University): “Bare Death: The Failing Sacrifice of the Great War”

Abstract          Introduction

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 (Week 6):

CANCELLED: Prof. Keston Sutherland (University of Sussex): “Poetry’s Specific Pain”


Lent 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017 (Week 2):

Ned Allen (University of Cambridge): “How to Read an Earworm: from Twain to Tarantino”

[Joint seminar with the American Literature Research Seminar]

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (Week 6):

Jon Day (Kings College London) – “Novel Sensations: Modernist Fiction and the Problem of Qualia”

Thursday, March 9, 2017 (Week 8):

Sandeep Parmar (University of Liverpool): “Nancy Cunard’s Poetry”

[Joint seminar with the American Literature Research Seminar]

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