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 -  4th February - 10th February

English Colloquium

co-sponsored by the CEMMS Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies and Centre for American Studies

Katherine Ibbett, University of Oxford

Surface Writing: On the Seventeenth-Century Saint Lawrence River

Introduced by Nicole Mennell

Wednesday, 6 February 2019
5-7pm Jubilee 144

Week Two - 11th February - 17th February

Sussex Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Seminar
Spring Term Events

 5 p.m., Arts B B217

12 February
Sara Lyons (University of Kent)

‘Thomas Hardy and the Value of Brains’


 

The Annual Shakespeare Lecture

English Colloquium
co-sponsored by Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies

Emma Whipday, University of Newcastle

‘You see my sister’s yet at my dispose’: Brothers and Sisters on the Early Modern Stage

Introduced by Tom Collins

Wednesday,
13 February 2019
5-7 pm Jubilee 144


 
Week Three - 18th February - 24th February

The American Studies Playlist: Songs Every Americanist Should Know

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 4-6pm Fulton 202


English Colloquium

Christine Okoth, University of Warwick

Extraction Then and Now: Integrating Contemporary Black Literature

Wednesday
20 February 2019
5-7pm Jubilee 144


SPEAR
Week 3 | Wednesday 20 February, 2pm-9pm | ACCA

The Fine Art of Performance: Living Legacies of the 1970s Art School

a one-day event organised by Gavin Butt and Dave Stephens

ACCA


Pragmatics and Literature: A study day at the University of Sussex

February 22nd 2019

13.00-17.00 pm The Meeting House - University of Sussex 

The event is free of charge but you need to register. Please contact Charlotte Taylor (Charlotte.Taylor@sussex.ac.uk) or Roberta Piazza (r.piazza@sussex.ac.uk)

Week Four - 25th February - 3rd March

CEMMS
Mon. 25 Feb. – work in progress
Flora Dennis, Nicole Mennell, Joanne Paul. 12.30 – B217


Queer Studies Reading Group.
Readings TBA.
Arts B217

Mon 25th February, 5-6:30 pm


Special Guest Seminar, sponsored by the English Colloquium, the Sussex Humanities Lab, and the Centre for Modernist Studies Psychoanalysis Reading Group

Lydia Liu, Columbia University

Reading to prepare: Lydia Liu, “The Cybernetic Unconscious,” from The Freudian Robot (available as an e-book through the university library)

Tuesday, 26 February
time tbc
Arts B274

Professor Liu will also be available for one-on-one and small group meetings by appointment.


English Colloquium
co-sponsored by the Sussex Humanities Lab

Lydia Liu, Columbia University

The Uncanny in the Digital Machine

Introduced by Emilia Halton-Hernandez

Wednesday
27 February 2019
Sussex Humanities Lab - Silverstone Building

Week Five - 4th March - 10th March

 Sussex Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Seminar

Spring Term Events

 5 p.m., Arts B B217

5 March - co-hosted by the Centre for American Studies

Ed Sugden (King’s College London)

‘The Beyonds and Unreals of the Nineteenth Century’


English Colloquium

co-sponsored by the American Studies Research Seminar and the Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies

Shital Pravinchandra, Queen Mary’s, University of London

Colonizing the Future, Salvaging the Past: Sherman Alexie’s Biomedical Fictions

Wednesday
6 March 2019
5-7pm Jubilee 144


American Studies

Sarah Dunstan, University of Sussex

“‘A New Fascism, the American Brand’: Anti-Imperialist Struggles in the French Union and the African diaspora, 1945-1955”

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 4-6pm Arts A108

co-sponsored by History WIPs


 ROLLS

Thurs 7 March 3pm FUL-104

Evan Hazenberg
Language variation and social meaning: Gender and sexuality in sociolinguistics

co-sponsored with the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence


ROLLS

Friday 8 March 1pm room TBD

Prof. Andrew Nevins (UCL)
The phonology of handshape in an emerging sign language

Week Six - 11th March - 17th March

 ROLLS

Wednesday 13 March
1pm Jubilee 118

Dr Pia Pichler (Goldsmiths)

'I was trying to do the P Diddy step': Conversational humour, verbal duelling and culture concepts as resources for the construction of authentic black hip hop masculinities


 English Colloquium

co-sponsored by the Sussex Humanities Lab and the Centre for Creative and Critical Writing

Joseph Walton, University of Sussex

Science Fiction and the Future of Political Economy

Introduced by Maisie Ridgway

Wednesday
13 March 2019
5-7pm Jubilee 144


SPEAR

Week 6 | Wednesday 13 March, 5pm | Creativity Zone, Pevensey III                     

Christof Migone (Western University, Ontario)

Talk Tongue’

(co-hosted with Music and supported by CRCPA)


CEMMS
Wed. 13 March
staged reading of  James Shirley's The Politician 

5pm - Attenborough Centre for the Arts (Tower)


Queer Studies Reading Group
Thurs 14th March, 5-6:30 pm 

Readings TBA.

Arts B217 

Week Seven - 18th March - 24th March

American Studies

Yehuda Sharim, University of California, Merced, dir.,  Seeds of All Things film screening

Monday, 18 March 2019 6-8 pm Arts A01 Lecture Theatre

co-sponsored by Film and the Sussex Centre for Migration Research

a Sussex One World Week event


American Studies

Yehuda Sharim, University of California, Merced, Documenting Migrant Lives: A Filmmaking Masterclass

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 5-7pm Fulton A

American Studies Research Seminar, co-sponsored by Film and the Sussex Centre for Migration Research

a Sussex One World Week event


English Colloquium

Decolonise English: A Faculty Research Roundtable

theme selected by student vote

Wednesday
20 March 2019
5-7pm Jubilee 144


SPEAR

Week 7 | Thursday 21 March, 5pm | Gardner Tower, ACCA

Prarthana Purkayastha (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Decolonizing Human Exhibits: dance, re-enactment and historical fiction 


"Embodied Movement for Social Change"
Workshop with Camille Barton
March 21st  6-9pm

ACCA

Collaboration with Performing Borders. 

This event is free but registration in advance will be required.  Further details will be avaialble closer to the event.

Week Eight - 25th March - 31st March

English Colloquium

co-sponsored by the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Studies Working Group

Robbie Richardson, University of Kent

‘Money speaks sense in a Language all Nations understand’: Wampum in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Wednesday
27 March 2019
5-7pm Jubilee 144


American Studies

Adia Benton, Northwestern University, “Ebola, Epidemic Projections and the Politics of Reckoning”

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 4-6pm Arts C333

co-sponsored by the Sussex Africa Centre

 

Week Nine - 1st April - 7th April

CEMMS
Monday 1st April
Tom Kowalczyck (Sussex)
‘‘In Sight of the World’? Writing Diplomatic Authority in 1590s Istanbul’.
5pm – B274


Sussex Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Seminar
Spring Term Events

5 p.m., Arts B B217

2 April - co-hosted by the Centre for American Studies

Mike Collins (King’s College London)

‘The Satanic Intellect of Mark Twain: The Case of “The Mysterious Stranger, No. 44”’


English Colloquium
co-sponsored by Sussex Performance Events and Research [SPEAR] and the American Studies Research Seminar

Arabella Stanger, University of Sussex

Choreographing White Ideality at Black Mountain College

Introduced by Ashley Barr

Wednesday
3 April 2019
5-7pm Jubilee 144


American Studies

Christienna Fryar, University of Liverpool

“Fears of Jim Crow: British Sovereignty, American Expansionism, and the 1907 Kingston Earthquake”

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 4-6 pm Arts A108

co-sponsored by History WIP


Thurs 4th April
5-6:30 pm
Queer Studies Reading Group
Readings TBA. Arts B217 

Week Ten - 8th April - 14th April [Teaching and Easter Break 15th April to 28th April]

English Colloquium
co-sponsored by the Centre for Creative and Critical Writing

Joseph Luna, University of Surrey

Sketch for a Financial Theory of the Poem

Introduced by Mitchel Pass

Wednesday
10 April 2019
5-7pm Jubilee 144


April 10th
English Language and Linguistics Postgraduate Conference

(details to be confirmed later)


Week Eleven - 29th April 5th May

CEMMS
Monday 29th April
Matthew Champion (Birkbeck)

Dove-Medcalf lecture

'The Shifting Sounds of Time: Europe, 1321–1600'
6pm – B274



Sex Diss Doctoral Network Workshop with Prof Petra Doan at the University of Sussex
(this event is only open to PhD students)

Tues 30th April

Details on this Doctoral Network event will be sent to doctoral students.


Week Twelve -  6th May - 12th May



 


Summer Term 2019 Events Advanced Notice

English Colloquium
co-sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence
and the American Studies Research Seminar, in collaboration with King’s College London

Jordy Rosenberg (University of Massachusetts, Amherst
title tbc

Tuesday
28 May 2019
time and location tbc


Dr Roberta Piazza - Talk on 'Gypsies and Travellers' (title tbc) with East Sussex County and Brighton & Hove at the Jubilee Library on June 20th 9-13


CEMMS
Fri. 7 June – London conference, ‘Writing Islam’, Museum of the Order of St. John. TBC


Summer Term | July (date tbc)

Aurora Nova at the Edinburgh Fringe 2001-9: collectivity, impact and legacy

One-day symposium organised by William McEvoy

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