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 (ENCS); Creative and Critical Thought; Photography and Visual Culture; American Studies; Hi-Zero Poetry; Sex Diss; and SPEAR Sussex Performance Events and Research

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

Week One - 30th September - 6th October

English Colloquium co-hosted by SexDiss and ENCS

All Colloquium talks are on Wednesdays, 5–7pm in Jubilee 144.

Week 1

2 October 2019 Christine “Xine” Yao, University College, University of London

“The Cultural Politics of Unfeeling: Race, Affect, and Disaffection”


Dhaba Square Choir - Autumn Term Session
All in Arts B274 Social Space 1-1:50pm

http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/dhaba-square-choir/

3rd October (Taster Session)

Week Two - 7th October - 13th October

English Colloquium

All Colloquium talks are on Wednesdays, 5–7pm in Jubilee 144

Week 2

9 October 2019 Rachel O’Connell, University of Sussex

“Willam Belli and the Fully Commodified Self: 
Femininity, Visibility, and Precarity in Social Media and RuPaul’s Drag Race”

co-hosted by SexDiss


American Studies

October 8, 4 pm, ARTS A 155
Maribel Morey (Clemson)
“ “Uncovering Carnegie’s White World Order:
The Colonial African Roots to Gunnar Myrdal’s An American Dilemma.” 

http://www.maribelmorey.com/


The Hidden Shelf book club
4-6pm in Arts B274

9 October: Welcome meeting

Dhaba Square Choir - Autumn Term Session
All in Arts B274 Social Space 1-1:50pm

http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/dhaba-square-choir/

10th October

Week Three - 14th October - 20th October

English Colloquium

All Colloquium talks are on Wednesdays,
5–7pm in Jubilee 144
Week 3

16 October 2019            

Toni Morrison: An Appreciation roundtable

with Maria Lauret • Hannah Ludikhuizje • John Masterson • Sam Solomon • Pam Thurschwell • Carol Watts


American Studies

October 15, 4 pm, ARTS A 155
Rona Cran
'Space Occupied: New York City Women Poet-Editors
and the Mimeograph Revolution from the 1950s to the 1970s."

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/english/cran-rona.aspx


ROLLS
Wednesdays, 1.00-2.30 in Jubilee G31

Week 3, 16th October

Christian Ilbury (Queen Mary)

‘Beyond the Offline’: Social media and the social meaning of variation in East London.


 SPEAR talk Sussex Performance Events and Research

Ahmarnya Price
‘Navigating the grey: on the merits of difficult conversations in community-engaged,
solo interdisciplinary performance’

6pm | Friday 18 October

Creativity Zone, Pevensey III

https://spearsussex.wordpress.com/


 CEMMS
Monday 14th October 2019, 4-6pm, 
English Social Space, B274, 
Dr Chloe Porter (Sussex)
"Tell me who made the world":
Diabolical Beginnings in Marlowe's Doctor Faustus'

Week Four - 21st October - 27th October

English Colloquium co-hosted by SexDiss

All Colloquium talks are on Wednesdays, 5–7pm in Jubilee 144

Week 4
23 October 2019            

Patricia Stuelke, Dartmouth College

“Reparative Reading and Other Drug War Fictions”

 


The Hidden Shelf book club
4-6pm in Arts B274

23 October: Black Panther (Book 1) by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Dhaba Square Choir - Autumn Term Session
All in Arts B274 Social Space 1-1:50pm

http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/dhaba-square-choir/

24th October


CEMMS in collaboration with the Department of History Work-in-Progress seminar
Thursday 24th October, 4-6pm
 Arts A 108
Professor Alison Rowlands (Essex)

 

‘The Life and Times of Michael Würth: 
Writing an Historical Biography of a Man Accused of Witchcraft in Germany in 1663’


Week Five - 28th October - 3rd November

English Colloquium

All Colloquium talks are on Wednesdays, 5–7pm in Jubilee 144
Week 5

30 October 2019            

Perspectives on West Side Story roundtable

with Sam Ladkin • Maria Lauret • Sam Solomon • Arabella Stanger • Ellie Rodgers • Kirsty Rolfe • Natalie Wright

Week Six - 4th November - 10th November

ROLLS
Wednesdays, 1.00-2.30 in Jubilee G31

Week 6, 6th  November

Mel Evans (Leicester University)

Language and power in Tudor royal texts: a case for corpus-assisted historical discourse analysis


English Colloquium

All Colloquium talks are on Wednesdays, 5–7pm in Jubilee 144
6 November 2019           

Merve Emre, University of Oxford

“Too Close Reading from Dickens to Davis”


Dhaba Square Choir - Autumn Term Session
All in Arts B274 Social Space 1-1:50pm

http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/dhaba-square-choir/

7th November

Week Seven - 11th November - 17th November
ROLLS (note different location for this event)


Week 7, 15th November (10-17,
Language Centre, rooms 3 & 4)

Interdisciplinary Narrative Symposium


English Colloquium

All Colloquium talks are on Wednesdays, 5–7pm in Jubilee 144
13 November 2019         


Louisa Egbunike, City College, University of London

“Imagining Biafra: Collective Memory, History and Narrative”


The Hidden Shelf book club
4-6pm in Arts B274

13 November: An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
Week Eight - 18th November - 24th November
American Studies
November 19, 4 pm, ARTS A 155
Georgina Colby (University of Westminster)
"Feminist Solidarity and Experiment in Kathy Acker’s Early Writings"

Eighteenth-and-nineteenth century seminars

Dr Justine Pizzo (Southampton)
Tuesday 19 November 
  Arts B217 6PM
'
Victorian Climate Science and Hardy’s Dissoluble Female Subjects’.


English Colloquium co-hosted by ROLLS

All Colloquium talks are on Wednesdays, 5–7pm in Jubilee 144
Week 8

20 November 2019        

Elena Semino, University of Lancaster

“Metaphor, Creativity and Illness”


Dhaba Square Choir - Autumn Term Session
All in Arts B274 Social Space 1-1:50pm

http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/dhaba-square-choir/

21st November 


SPEAR talk Sussex Performance Events and Research

Mojisola Adebayo (Queen Mary University of London)
‘Afriquia Theatre Activism:
Black Queer Kunto towards Ubuntu

(co-sponsored with Film Studies, Sussex)

5:30pm | Friday 22 November

Gardner Tower, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

https://spearsussex.wordpress.com/

Week Nine - 25th November - 1st December

English Colloquium co-hosted by CEMMS

All Colloquium talks are on Wednesdays, 5–7pm in Jubilee 144
Week 9

27 November 2019        

Natalya Din-Kariuki, University of Warwick

“Credit, Credibility, and Corporations in Early Modern Travel Writing”

Week Ten - 2nd December - 8th December
CEMMS in collaboration with the Department of Art History
 Tuesday 3 December, 4:15-6:30
Arts A 108
Dr Flora Dennis,
University of Sussex 

'Cooking Pots, Tableware and the Changing Sounds of Sociability in Italy, 1300-1700'


The Hidden Shelf book club
4-6pm in Arts B274

4 December: Ban en Banlieue by Bhanu Kapil



Sex Diss Events

Wed 4 December, 2-7pm. 
Brighton University Grand Parade campus in town, room TBC.

A workshop with Dr. Meg-John Barker on writing about sexuality and gender for general audiences.  There will be limited space on the workshop, and a call for expressions of interest will be circulated in October.  The workshop will be followed by a book launch for Dr. Barker's Life Isn’t Binary.  

This event is sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence in collaboration with Uni of Brighton’s Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender.


Dhaba Square Choir - Autumn Term Session
All in Arts B274 Social Space 1-1:50pm

http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/dhaba-square-choir/

5th December


Week Eleven - 9th December - 15th December

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