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 -  27th January - 2nd February 2020

Final-year students, share feedback on your course in the National Student Survey, open now at thestudentsurvey.com

The University will donate £2 to the Woodland Trust for every eligible student who takes part, which will go towards vital work to protect trees 

More information: sussex.ac.uk/nss



English Colloquium
Wednesday, 29 January 2019
5pm, Silverstone 309

Natalya Din-Kariuki
University of Warwick

Credit, Credibility, and Corporations in Early Modern Travel Writing

Introduced by Zeyneb Maksudoglu


Hi Zero - New Poetry
Tuesday 28th January 2020 (£3)

7:30pm, Hope and Ruin Pub, Queens Road, Brighton


Dhaba Square Choir
Thursday 30th January

1:00 to 1:50pm,
Social Space, Arts B274

All welcome to attend any or all sessions, just come along to the Social Space.


Week Two - 3rd February - 9th February 2020

 



English Colloquium

The English Colloquium and the Sussex Humanities Lab present
GABRIEL EGAN
Centre for Textual Studies,
De Montfort University

Why Teach Humanities Students Letterpress Printing?

Wednesday, 5th February 2020

Workshop: hands-on printing demonstration on our new Albion press:
Arts B134, 3pm

Talk: Sussex Humanities Lab,
Silverstone Building
5-7pm,

chaired by Tomasz Kowalczyk

 

Week Three - 10th February - 16th February 2020

 

CEMMS

Week 3
Monday 10th February 5pm 
English Social Space B274

Dr Tom White -  University of Oxford

Working Theories of the Book: Late Medieval Ink Recipes and the Poetics of Practicality


Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Seminar Series (in Collaboration with the Centre for Modernist Studies)
Henry James, Invisible Wounds, and the Civil War
Thomas Constantinesco (Associate Professor, Université Paris Diderot; Visiting Fellow, Oriel College, Oxford).
 

Tuesday 11 February, 5pm, B217.

 



English Colloquium with Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Studies

Week 3

12 Feb 5pm Silverstone 309     
Helena Ifill, University of Aberdeen

Agency and Consent in Fin-de-siècle Medical Gothic Fiction


Dhaba Square Choir
Thursday 13th February

1:00 to 1:50pm,
Social Space, Arts B274

All welcome to attend any or all sessions, just come along to the Social Space.


CEMMS

Thursday 13th February, 5-7pm, LLC Room 4

On Ulysses: Homer, Dante, Joyce

Professor Lino Pertile, Harvard University,
‘On Ulysses: in Praise of Literature’,
and Professor Brian Cummings, University of York, ‘Ulysses and Time Travel: Homer, Dante, Joyce’

with discussants Dr Ambra Moroncini and Professor Andrew Hadfield, University of Sussex, in collaboration with Sussex Centre for Language Studies Language and Culture Series

Week Four - 17th February - 23rd February 2020

The English Colloquium and Research on Language and Linguistics at Sussex present
ROBERTA PIAZZA
University of Sussex

‘We didn’t want a castle, only a home and they brought us here’

The construction of space-identity in a group of IrishTravellers

Moderated by Alexandra Kempton

Wednesday19 February 2019
5pm, Silverstone 309


 SPEAR 

Never Stand Still: Artist Talk by Harry Clayton-Wright
6pm | Monday 17 February
Jane Attenborough Studio, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

 

Week Five - 24th February - 1st March 2020

Due to strike action by UCU, it is likely that events listed here will not be able to take place


CEMMS

Week 5 Monday 24th February, 4pm,
English Social Space B274

Dr Kurosh Meshkat, British Library,

title tbc, in collaboration with the Department of History Work in Progress Seminar 



English Colloquium

Week 5

26 Feb 5pm Silverstone 309     
Joan Anim-Addo, Goldsmiths, University of London

title tbc


ROLLS
Week 5, 26th February

1–2 in Jubilee G36 unless otherwise stated

Co-hosted with SCLS

Adam Schembri (University of Birmingham)
British Sign Language Corpus project: What we have learnt thus far


Dhaba Square Choir
Thursday 27th February

1:00 to 1:50pm,
Social Space, Arts B274

All welcome to attend any or all sessions, just come along to the Social Space.

 

Week Six - 2nd March - 8th March 2020

 

Due to strike action by UCU, it is likely that events listed here will not be able to take place

 


SPEAR

The Chore of Enchantment by Vincent Gambini

Followed by post-show discussion with Dr. Jason Price
(supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England)
8pm | Tuesday 3 March
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

To book tickets: https://www.attenboroughcentre.com/events/3515/vincent-gambini-the-chore-of-enchantment/


ROLLS

Week 6, 4th March
1–2 in Jubilee G36 unless otherwise stated

Khadij Gharibi (Essex)

The role of cross-generational attrition in heritage language development

Week Seven - 9th March - 15th March 2020

Due to strike action by UCU, it is likely that events listed here will not be able to take place


CEMMS

Week 7 
Monday 9th March, 5pm, English Social Space B274

Professor Charles Nicholl, University of Sussex, 

'Naked Tragedy': True Crime Drama on the London Stage, 1598-1605



English Colloquium with SPEAR

SPEAR TALK

Faisal Hamadah (Queen Mary University of London) 

‘Back to the Grave: Theattrical Repetition and the World-System in
1234 Boom! and Summer Doldrums’
(co-sponsored with English Colloquium, Sussex)
5pm | Wednesday 11 March
Silverstone 309
https://spearsussex.wordpress.com/2019-20-overview/


Dhaba Square Choir
Thursday 12th March

1:00 to 1:50pm,
Social Space, Arts B274

All welcome to attend any or all sessions, just come along to the Social Space.


Week Eight -  16th March - 22nd March 2020

THESE EVENTS THIS WEEK HAVE NOW BEEN CANCELLED




CEMMS

Week 8 Monday 16th March, 5pm, venue tbc

The Annual Shakespeare Lecture,

by Dr Hester Lees Jeffries -  St Catharine’s College Cambridge

Silken Terms Precise: Shakespeare’s Textile Imagination

 


 

The Centre for Creative and Critical Thought
warmly invites you to
SCHERZOS BENJYOSOS
Thoughts on a work in progress + a reading

Keston Sutherland
in conversation with
Nicholas Royle

Everyone welcome
Fulton 101
1400-1600, Tuesday 17th March

 




The English Colloquium and EGS present

ISABEL WAIDNER
University of Roehampton

We Are Made Of Diamond Stuff

Reading and Talk
programmed by the English Graduate Symposium

moderated by Ashley Barr .Wednesday,
18 March 2020• 5pm,Silverstone 309 


Dhaba Square Choir
Thursday 19th March
1:00 to 1:50pm,
Social Space, Arts B274

All welcome to attend any or all sessions, just come along to the Social Space.

 

Week Nine - 23rd March - 29th March 2020 (Spring Vacation 30th March - 19th Paril)

ROLLS

Week 9, 25th March
1–2 in Jubilee G36 unless otherwise stated

Marcello Giovanelli (Aston)

Siegfried Sassoon and the experience of War: Cognitive Grammar, creativity and context



English Colloquium  
with Modernist Studies

Week 9

25 March 5pm Silverstone 309  

Rebuilding: Modernist Pedagogic Spaces 
Conference Plenary

with Maurice Howard, Alexandra Loeske, Assemble, Owen Hatherley, Jane, Rendell, et al.

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/modernist/newsandevents/rebuilding


Dhaba Square Choir
Thursday 26th March

1:00 to 1:50pm,
Social Space, Arts B274

All welcome to attend any or all sessions, just come along to the Social Space.

Week Ten - 20th April - 26th April 2020

CEMMS

Week 10 Monday 20th April, 5pm, venue tbc

The Dove-Medcalf Lecture

by Dr Marianne O'Doherty, University of Southampton
Transnational Travel Texts and the Expanding Globe in the later Middle Ages



ROLLS
Week 10, 22
nd April 
1–2 in Jubilee G36 unless otherwise stated

Rhys Sandow (Sussex)

Language as currency:  The value of words on the linguistic marketplace in Cornwall


English Colloquium with SexDiss 

Week 10

 Sophie Jones, Birkbeck, University of London
Towards a Crip Politics of Reproduction” 

2pm Silverstone 309 (note time!)


Week Eleven -  27th April - 3rd May 2020

English Colloquium with Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Studies

Week 11

29 April 5pm Silverstone 309   

Tita Chico, University of Maryland, College Park
“Hooke’s Ant: Scrutiny and the Global Eighteenth Century”  


Week "12" and beyond - Week ++

CEMMS

Week 12 Tuesday 5th May, 5pm, English Social Space B274

Dr Anna McSweeney, University of Sussex

The Legacy of al-Andalus: Architectural Fragments from the Fifteenth-century Torrijos Palace 



Summer

5 June TBC       

Glyn Salton-Cox, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

title tbc, with Modernist Studies and SexDiss


Summer term, 17–19 June

5th Corpora & Discourse International Conference 2020 (details to be confirmed)

Charlotte Taylor