School of English

Signpost - Events in the School of English

We welcome all to attend these events in the School of English, staff, students and external visitors.

See below for events for: ROLLS (Research on Languages and Linguistics); CEMMS (Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies); English Colloquium; Modernist Studies; 18th and 19th Century Seminars; Creative and Critical Thought; Photography and Visual Culture; American Studies; Hi-Zero Poetry; Sex Diss; and Drama and Performance.

Conferences, workshops and symposia may require advance registration, please check links and details.

Week One - 25 September to 1st October

Hi Zero #53 Poetry

Tuesday 26 September, 7:30; Hope and Ruin Pub, Brighton

Timothy Thornton, Verity Spott, Linda Stupart and Mitchel Pass.

There will also be the usual music from a thing, books for sale, and a bar

Entry is £3 on the door, with a discount for new students!

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Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 7:30pm

SNAP: Desert Hearts (18)

Week Two - 2nd October to 8th October

CEMMS Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies

Monday 2 October, 5pm; Arts B274

Kirsty Rolfe (QMUL/Sussex), 'Fatal and memorable: plague and war in 1625'. 


American Studies Research Roundtable

Tuesday 3 October 4pm; Arts A A108


English Colloquium

Wednesday 4 October, 5pm; Jubilee 144

Rick Barney (SUNY Albany) 
‘Strange Eyes: Edmund Burke and the Bio-Aesthetics of Revolution’  

(Event Co-sponsored with C18/C19 Research Seminar) 

The MA Pre-Colloquium Reading Group is at 2:30pm in Arts B324 with a visit from the speaker Dr Barney at 3:30pm.

Week Three - 9th October to 15th October

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Drama and Performance

Tuesday 10 October, 6pm; Silverstone Studio 

Tea with Lyssa

A performance and post-show discussion with artist Emma Louvelle. Part of a two-day event exploring mental health and the arts, hosted by Drama.


Queory with English Colloquium

Wednesday 11 October, 5pm; Jubilee 144

'Typesetters grow more capillaries': the labour of queer literature

Dr. Samuel Solomon (Sussex)

Part of the School of English Colloquium series


ROLLS Research on Languages and Linguistics

Wednesday 11th October - 1pm  Jubilee G36
Justyna Robinson (Sussex)
Conceptual shifts in Early Modern English

(This event has been cancelled until the Spring Term)


EGS English Graduate Seminar

Thursday 12 October, 4-6pm; Social space B274

All welcome! Wine/snacks provided.

Rhys Sandow Negotiating local identity through stylised linguistic practice: Performing Cornishness with Anglo-Cornish dialect lexis.

Week Four - 16th October to 22nd October

American Studies

Monday, 16 October, 4–6pm;  Arts A A108

Reproductive Justice in the Trump Era: A Panel with Clodagh Harrington (De Montfort) and Alex Waddan (Leicester)


ROLLS

Wednesday 18 October, 1pm, Jubilee G36

Pamela Perniss (Brighton)Talking about space with space:  Insights from cross-linguistic comparison and development on special language in the visual modality


Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence

Thursday 19 October 2017, 7:30pm; Fabrica Gallery, Brighton

SNAP: Tongues Untied


Drama and Performance

Wednesday 18 October, 6:30–8pm, Chowen Lecture Theatre, BSMS 

Gavin Butt, Attenborough Chair in Drama, Theatre and Performance,

Professorial Lecture ‘Traversing the Academy: Experimental Arts Before and After Austerity’

Book a place


 

The next colloquium reading group will meet on Wednesday 18 October, 16:00-17:30 in B324 to discuss texts by Lucy O'Brien and Jeff Nuttall on matters relating to experimental arts, protest, and university (counter)cultures, in advance of Gavin Butt's professorial lecture, 'Traversing the Academy: Experimental Arts Before and After Austerity'. The discussion will be led by Flora Dunster and Arabella Stanger. Details of the texts can be found below - please email Arabella (a.stanger@sussex.ac.uk) if you'd like to have them as PDFs. All welcome, tea, coffee and biscuits served. 

 

Jeff Nuttall, Bomb Culture [1968], (London: Paladin, 1970), 7-10 & 59-65.

Lucy O'Brien, 'Can I Have A Taste of Your Ice Cream?', Punk & Post Punk, 1:1 (2012): 27–40.

Week Five - 23rd October to 29th October

CEMMS Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies

Monday 23 October, 5-7pm; Arts B274

Mary Flannery (Geneva)

Dove/Medcalf lecture

"Nat worth a toord"?: The Reception of Chaucerian Obscenity'.


EGS - English Graduate Seminar

Thursday 26 October, 4-6pm; Social Space B274

Wine/snacks provided | all welcome!

Joe Upton Taking Chineseness to Market: Literary and
Visual Representations of Chinatown


English Colloquium not held this week

Week Six - 30th October to 5th November

Hi-Zero #54 Poetry

Monday 30 October, 7:30pm; Hope and Ruin Pub, Brighton
 Amy De’Ath, Janani Ambikapathy, David Spittle

ROLLS Research on Languages and Linguistics

1st November- 1pm, Jubilee G36

Kat Gupta (Sussex)

Textual constructions of desire; or, ways into 1.4 billion words of online erotica


Drama and Performance

Wednesday 1 November, 5:30-7pm; Creativity Zone 

Legendary lesbian performance duo Split Britches (Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw) in conversation with Drama faculty.

Book a place


English Colloquium with The Centre for Modernist Studies

Wednesday 1 November, 5-7pm; Jubilee 144

Deborah Robinson (Plymouth) 'Like A Signal Falling'

An experimental film about Virginia Woolf at Rodmell

Week Seven - 6th November to 12th November

American Studies

Tuesday 7 November, 4:30–6pm; Venue tba                 

Black Lives Matter Panel 


ROLLS Research on Languages and Linguistics

Wednesday 8 November, 1pm; Jubilee G36  

John Richardson (Loughborough)
The imagined community: ‘Britain’ and ‘British’ in British fascist discourse


English Colloquium with CEMMS Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies

Wednesday 8 November, 5pm; Arts B274

Alan Stewart (Columbia)

‘Richard Rogers and the rise of the early modern diary’


EGS English Graduate Seminar

Thursday 9 November, 4-6pm; Social space B274

Wine/snacks provided | all welcome!

Danya Shalaan

“I sounded an American to a native speaker, so wow”: Saudi Women's Attitudes and Motivation in Learning English

Week Eight - 13th November to 19th November

English Colloquium with American Studies and C18/C19 Research Series

Wednesday 15th November, 5-7pm; Jubilee 144

Cécile Roudeau (Paris 7—Diderot)
Title tbc


American Studies 

Thursday 16 November, 4–6pm; Arts A A108 

Nicholas Grant (East Anglia)

“Rethinking Black Internationalism”

Seminar with History Work in Progress


Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence

Thursday 16 November 2017, 7:30pm; Fabrica

SNAP: The Early Shorts of Cheryl Dunye


Week Nine - 20th November to 26th November

CEMMS Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies

Monday 20 November, 5-7pm; Arts B274

Joe Moshenska (St. John’s College, Oxford) ‘‘Iconoclasm as Child’s Play’


English Colloquium with American Studies

Wednesday, 22 November, 5–7pm; Jubilee 144

Jane Elliott (KCL) “Iterations of the Microeconomic Mode”


EGS English Graduate Seminar

Thursday 23 November 4-6pm; Social Space B274

Wine/snacks provided | all welcome! 

Katie Danaher
Passing: Racial, Cultural and Sexual Transformation in Andrea Levy’s Never Far from Nowhere and Bernardine
Evaristo’s Mr Loverman


Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence  - Queory 

Thursday 23 November, 4-6pm; Arts A5

Textiles, Queerness, Politics

Professor Julia Bryan-Wilson (UC Berkeley)


$ELFIE$ a dance work by Malik Nashad Sharpe 

Saturday 25 November, 7:30pm, The Malborough 

$ELFIE$ a dance work by Malik Nashad Sharpe followed by conversation with choreographer Jamila Johnson-Small and post-show DJ night. Co-sponsored by Sex Diss and Drama.

Marlborough Theatre

Week Ten - 27th November to 3rd December

Hi Zero #55 Poetry

Tuesday 28 November, 7:30pm; Hope and Ruin Pub, Brighton

Ryan Dobran, Daisy LaFarge, + TBC

There will also be the usual music from a thing, books for sale, and a bar

Entry is £3 on the door, with a discount for new students!

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ROLLS Research on Languages and Linguistics

Wednesday 29 November, 1pm; Jubilee G36

Rachele de Felice (UCL)

The Hilary Rodham Clinton emails: Politeness, status, and gender in the workplace


English Colloquium (Thursday date)

Thursday 30th November 5pm - Jubilee 144

Claire Colebrook (Penn State), in conversation with Peter Boxall, Michael Jonik, and Nicholas Royle 'Life after Life, Theory after Theory'


Drama and Performance

Saturday 2 December, 8pm, ACCA 

Diamond, a new show by David Hoyle followed by conversation with Gavin Butt.

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Week Eleven - 4th December to 10th December

CEMMS Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies

Monday 4 December, 5-7pm; Arts B274 

Wine and snacks provided.

Charles Nichol (Sussex) / Pascal Briost (Tours)
Title tba


C18 and C19 Research Series

Monday 4 December, 5pm; Arts B B217

Emma Newport (Sussex) ‘Barrenness and Sterility: Rethinking English Cosmopolitanism’


American Studies

Tuesday 5 December, 4–6pm; Fulton 107

Robin James (UNC Charlotte), “Noisy Feminists, Neoliberal Sophrosyne, and Lemonade’s Demonic Calculus”   


English Colloquium with Modernist Studies

Wednesday 6 December, 5pm; Jubilee 144

Claire Jarvis (Stanford University)
'Barbara Pym: A More Subtle Form' 
(Event co-sponsored by the Centre for Modernist Studies)


Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence - Queory

Thursday 7 December, Arts A5, 4pm-6pm

Akshay Khanna, Title tba


SNAP: Hustler White (18)

Thursday, 7 December 2017  7:30pm; Fabrica 


EGS English Graduate Seminar

Thursday 7 December, 4-6pm; Social Space B274

Wine/snacks provided | all welcome!

Tom Bamford-Blake

Trigger warnings and content notes considered as aesthetic and political strategy


ROLLS Research on Languages and Linguistics

Wednesday 6 December, 1pm; Jubilee G36

Dr Amanda Potts (Cardiff University)

Interdisciplinary approaches:  Doing discourse analysis in a mixing pot or a whirlpool?


Week Twelve - 11th December to 17th December

English Colloquium with C18/C19 Research Series

Wednesday 13 December, 5pm; Jubilee 144

Elisha Cohn (Cornell University) 'Inhuman Voices: Dickens, Dogs, and the Ontology of Character'

(Event co-sponsored by Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Research Series)


ROLLS Research on Languages and Linguistics

Wednesday 13 December, 1pm; JUB G36 

This event will now take place in the Spring Term.

(Dr Evan Hazenberg (University of Sussex)

Social meaning and community: Generalising across individuals)

Spring Term Events

Hi Zero Poetry

  • January 30th (Tuesday)
  • February 27th (Tuesday)
  • March 27th (Tuesday)
  • April 24th (Tuesday)

Summer Term Events

Hi-Zero Poetry

May 29th (Tuesday)

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