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 1 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 - 2 October to 8 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 - 9 October to 15 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 - 16 October to 22 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 - 23 October to 29 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 - 30 October to 5 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


Pre-Colloquium Graduate Reading Group 


12.30pm-1.30pm on 1st November in B217. 

The suggested reading is the Virginia Woolf essay (see email notice) 'The Cinema' and this short dialogue on film: http://www.sfu.ca/~lmarks/downloads/files/Marks%20Skin%20and%20the%20Screen.pdf.

Week Seven - 6 November to 12 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 - 13 November to 19 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 - 20 November to 26 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 - 27 November to 3 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


'Faking It: artificial lives, manufactured bodies'

Wednesday 29th November, 7.30-10.30pm, Grand Central pub, Brighton

Register for free here. A night of talks and interactive demonstrations of virtual reality, robotics and psychedelic visions from Luciana Haill, James Turnbull and Rob Englebright. Hosted in association with the Artificial Lives conference at the University of Sussex (artificiallives.wordpress.com).

 


 

Week Eleven - 4 December to 10 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)


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 - 11 December to 17 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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