School of Media, Arts and Humanities - for students and staff

English Colloquium

Autumn 2020 

All talks are at 5pm (unless stated otherwise) on Zoom – links will be provided via email to all members of the School of Media, Arts and Humanities 


Week 1: Wednesday 30 September 

Richard Georges, ‘Dead Reckoning: Hope in the Face of Mass Trauma’, a poetry reading and talk 


Week 2: Wednesday 7 October 

Work-in-Progress: PhD Research Panel 

Featuring: Ahmad Ali, Ashley Barr, Raneem Bosli, Laura Gallon, Jane Pendry, and Maisie Ridgway 


Week 3: Wednesday 14 October 

Isabel Waidner (Roehampton), ‘What does it mean to innovate in literature now?’, a reading followed by Q&A 


Week 4: Wednesday 21 October 

Environmental Humanities Panel 


Week 5: Wednesday 28 October 

Black Lives Matter Panel 


Week 6: Wednesday 4 November 

Jason Arday (Durham), ‘We All Need to Dream the Same Dream and Want the Same Thing: Collectively Dismantling Racial Inequality in Higher Education’  


Week 7: Wednesday 11 November 

Tara Puri (Bristol), ‘Becoming Kamala Satthianadhan: The Indian Ladies’ Magazine and transnational print networks in late colonial India’ 


Week 8: Wednesday 18 November 

‘The Artificial Life of the Novel’ 

Book Launch: The Prosthetic Imagination: A History of the Novel as Artificial Life, by Peter Boxall  

Featuring: Nancy Armstrong, Peter Boxall, Laura Marcus, Ankhi Mukherjee, Ato Quayson, Ray Ryan, and Sherryl Vint 

NOTE: This event will start at a later time TBC 

Co-Hosted by Cambridge University Press and the Centre for Creative and Critical Thought 


Week 9: Wednesday 25 November 

Bhanu Kapil, ‘Incubation: a space for monsters’, a poetry reading followed by Q&A 

Co-Hosted by the Centre for Modernist Studies 


Week 10: Wednesday 2 December  



Week 11: Wednesday 9 December 

Quick Fictions 

Hosted by the Centre for Creative and Critical Thought