CRLC
Centre for Regional Literature and Culture
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Events archive

The CRLC has hosted numerous past events, including annual conferences, postgraduate workshops, the Byron Lectures, and interdisciplinary seminar series.

Former research groups

Painting of Byron, a white man with dark curly hair, in profile leaning on one hand and looking to the side.

Byron Study Centre

The Byron Study Centre provided a hub for postgraduate and undergraduate study in this area.

Painting of a ruined city filled with soldiers firing muskets and cannons and rioters in the streets.

18th century research seminar

This programme of seminars aimed to reach across disciplinary boundaries and provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of new work based in the 18th century.

 

 

All CRLC past events

Lucy Hutchinson, 1620-81: The English Revolution and Women's Writing

Date
27 - 29/06/2022
Location:
Highfield House, University of Nottingham, University Park Campus

The English Showcase 2022

Date
15/06/2022
Location:
B63 Law & Social Sciences Building

Spirits and Spirituality in Medieval Britain and Ireland C. 600 - 1400

Spirits and Spirituality in Medieval Britain and Ireland C. 600 - 1400
Date
23/03/2022
Location:
Online (Microsoft Teams)

Regional Spaces: Speaking through Landscape in Yorkshire Literature

Date
17/03/2022
Location:
Online (Microsoft Teams)

Spirits and Spirituality in Medieval Britain and Ireland C. 600 - 1400

Spirits and Spirituality in Medieval Britain and Ireland C. 600 - 1400
Date
16/03/2022
Location:
Online (Microsoft Teams)

Reading Fictional Languages Symposium

Reading Fictional Languages Symposium
Date
11/03/2022
Location:
Online (Microsoft Teams), University of Nottingham
Description
Reading Fictional Languages is a one-day Symposium that aims to bring together scholars from different disciplines to consider the nature of reading fictional languages. It is hosted simultaneously online (via Microsoft Teams) and in person (at the University of Nottingham).

Spirits and Spirituality in Medieval Britain and Ireland C. 600 - 1400

Spirits and Spirituality in Medieval Britain and Ireland C. 600 - 1400
Date
09/03/2022
Location:
Online (Microsoft Teams)

Poetry Reading Series: Stephanie Limb and Lauren Colley

Date
06/12/2021
Location:
B02 Monica Partridge Building (Performing Arts Studio) and Online (Microsoft Teams)

Research Talks Series: Book Launch of Yalpanam

Date
26/11/2021
Location:
Online (Microsoft Teams)
Description
Joint event with the School of English at the University of Nottingham UK and University of Nottingham Malaysia for the launch of Shivani Sivagurunathan's Yalpanam (2021).

Poetry Reading Series: Tony Walsh

Date
15/11/2021
Location:
B02 Monica Partridge Building (Performing Arts Studio) and Online (Microsoft Teams)

Midland4Cities application writing workshop - Birmingham

Date
06/11/2021
Description
In-person event.

Midland4Cities application writing workshop - Leicester

Date
06/11/2021
Description
Online event.

Poetry Reading with Theresa Lola

Date
26/10/2021
Location:
Online (Microsoft Teams)

A Talk from Dr Holly Maples and Dr Inge Dornan on 'Breaking the Silence'

Date
20/10/2021
Location:
Online (Microsoft Teams)

Lunch Poems – Open Mic

Date
05/05/2021
Location:
Online
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Older events

Further information on selected events

2018-19

2017-18

Urn & Drum, poetry book launch with Lila Matsumoto, supported by Vicky Sparrow

Urn & Drum, poetry book launch with Lila Matsumoto, supported by Vicky Sparrow
Description
Please join us for the launch of Lila Matsumoto's new collection of poetry from Shearsman Books, Urn & Drum. Lila will be joined by poet Vicky Sparrow.

Poetry Reading Group

Description
Come along to our Poetry Reading Group meeting.

Poetry Reading with Rachael Allen, Camilla Nelson, and Leah Wilkins

Poetry Reading with Rachael Allen, Camilla Nelson, and Leah Wilkins
Description
Join us for an evening of poetry with Camilla Nelson, Rachael Allen, and Leah Wilkins.
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2016-17

Benign Fiesta: Wyndham Lewis's Texts, Contexts, and Aesthetics

Benign Fiesta: Wyndham Lewis's Texts, Contexts, and Aesthetics
Description
Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) was one of the twentieth century's most innovative and most controversial avant-garde painters, writers, and theorists. This conference will mark the 60th anniversary of Lewis's death and is intended to be a scholarly celebration of his work.
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2015-16

Birds of Prey and Passage, Imagining Britain in India, 1780-1856

Birds of Prey and Passage, Imagining Britain in India, 1780-1856
Description
On Tuesday the 15th of March Dr Máire ní Fhlathúin (University of Nottingham) will be delivering a talk for the Interdisciplinary Eighteenth Century Research Seminar entitled "Birds of Prey and Passage": Imagining Britain in India, 1780-1856'.

Letters to Robert Southey 1774-1843 the other side of the story

Letters to Robert Southey 1774-1843 the other side of the story
Description
We are delighted to announce this upcoming talk for the Interdisciplinary Eighteenth Century Research Seminar "Letters to Robert Southey 1774-1843 the other side of the story".

Manuscript workshop

Description
We are very excited to offer first year undergraduate students the chance to explore the University's Manuscripts and Special Collections.

Poets Laureate Then and Now: Creating National and Local Identities through Poetry

Description
This unique event brought together contemporary poets and critics to explore the relationship between poetry and local and national identities.
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2014-15

Interdisciplinary Eighteenth Century Research Seminar

Interdisciplinary Eighteenth Century Research Seminar
Description
The Interdisciplinary Eighteenth Century Research Seminar is pleased to announce 'Nottinghamshire and the Great Peace. Reflections on the End of the Napoleonic Wars' by Dr Richard Gaunt.

Manuscript Workshop for First Year Undergraduates

Description
All first year undergraduate students in the School of English are invited to our first ever Manuscript Workshop at King's Meadow Campus. This workshop is designed to give you time to look at manuscripts and rare books in detail and also to ask any questions that you may have about the items, handling historical documents or about manuscript and book conservation.

Northen Modernism Seminar

Description
Northern Modernism Seminar: BLAST 1915-2015: Celebrating the 'War Number' of BLAST

18th Century Interdisciplinary Seminar

18th Century Interdisciplinary Seminar
Description
The first Eighteenth Century Research Seminar of the year will focus on the poety of Keats. Our guest speaker is Dr Paul Whickman, lecturer in English Literature at the University of Derby, and Nottingham graduate.
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2013-14

Interdisciplinary 18th Century Research seminar

Architecture & Literature: Forms of Memory

This symposium set out to explore the common ground between architecture and literature through a series of cross-disciplinary dialogues - read more about the symposium.

Forming Ruins: an interdisciplinary postgraduate workshop

2 July 2014
This interdisciplinary workshop explores the different forms ruins can take, and the way these formations are realised and written as ruins are explored as both material ‘things’ and intangible process. - read more about the workshop.

Recoveries 2014: Reconnections – 1714-1914

23 June 2014
Reconnecting with three centuries of literature and history - read more about the conference.

 

2012-13

Robert Southey and Romanticism: The Lake School in Context

29-31 July 2013
Paul Betz (Georgetown University) and Mike Franklin (University of Swansea)
Read more about the conference.

Ben Jonson's Epic 'Foot Voyage' to Scotland - a digital journey

8 July 2013 - 5 October 2013
Ben Jonson - read more about the project.

Ecological Inscriptions a Postgraduate Workshop

24th June 2013
Read more about the workshop.

Records of Early English Drama and Other Projects

4 June 2013
John McGavin (University of Southampton)

Lincolshire Landscapes

16 April 2013
Read more about the conference.

Philosophy notebooks at the Dissenters' Private Academies, 1660-1720

26 March 2013 
Mark Burden (University of Oxford)

The best that has been thought and uttered: British Literary Modernism, German Classical Music, and the First World War

29 January 2013
Nathan Waddell (University of Nottingham)

The Northern Modernism Seminar

23 November 2012
Read more about the seminar.

 

2011-12

CRLC and LSP Seminars

The CRLC and LSP seminars focussed on diverse aspects of the Centre’s research, and speakers included current graduate students, research staff in the Centre, and invited speakers from other institutions.

D. H. Lawrence: Regional, National and International Contexts Conference

5-6 July 2012
This two-day Regional, National and International Contexts conference addressed Lawrence’s response to – and influence upon – regional, national and international writers, and the various regional, national and international contexts which shaped his work.

Contested Environments: A Postgraduate Workshop

7 June 2012
Read more about the Contested Environments workshop.

 

2010-11

Regional Literary Cultures: Modernism and After

14-15th April 2011
Trent building University Park

DH Lawrence Society

All meetings were at Eastwood Public Library

  • September
    Keith Sagar 'Lawrence's God'
  • October
    Peter Preston 'Lawrence at Picinisco'
  • November
    Barrie Mencher 'The Eye of the Beholder'
  • January
    Sean Matthews 'Lawrence on Film'
  • February
    Ruth Webb 'Lawrence in Croydon'
  • March
    Bethan Jones 'Lawrence's Late Restoration Narratives'
  • April
    Howard Booth 'Emotion, Desire and Inhibition in Lawrence's Early Short Fiction'
  • May
    David Brock 'Nettles: Do they Sting?'
  • June
    Richard Swigg 'The Recorded Lawrence'

The Eighteenth-Century Interdisciplinary Seminar

The seminar has a focus on the 'Long' Eighteenth Century and was particularly keen to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue and exchange. Seminars took place on Tuesdays at 5.15pm in the Club Lounge, Staff Club, University Park Campus. The seminar received financial assistance from the School of English Studies, French Department and Dean’s Fund.

Programme for 2010-11

  • 5 October 2010
    Katie McDade (Nottingham - History), ‘Bristol and Liverpool Slave Trade Merchant Networks in their Urban Environment, 1725-1807’.
  • 2 November 2010
    John Goodridge (Nottingham Trent - English), 'Hell, Hull and Halifax: John Dyer Visits the Workhouse'.
  • 7 December 2010
    Fintan Cullen (Nottingham - Art History), 'Representing Parliament: Francis Wheatley's The Irish House of Commons (1780)'.
  • 18 January 2011
    Dr.  Paul  Bracken (Independent  Scholar  and  Musician) ‘Singers and Songs in eighteenth-¬century London’.
  • 8 February 2011
    Mr.  Paul  Whickman    (University  of  Nottingham - English)
    ‘The Age of Toleration?: Blasphemy and the Freedom of the Press, 1695- 1745'.
  • 15 March 2011
    Dr.  Rebecca  Ford  (University  of  Nottingham - French)
    ‘Pierre and his Female Readership: Reading Between’.
  • 12 April 2011
    Professor  John  Becket  (University  of  Nottingham  - History)
    ‘The Industrial Revolution and the English Village’ 

CRLC Seminar

The 2010-2011 programme included seminars on the city in late medieval and early modern literature, sixteenth-century literary culture in Lowland Scotland, community theatre in the rural East Midlands, and a roundtable discussion showcasing current post-graduate research projects.

Celebrating Alan Sillitoe

2 October 2010
Nottingham City Council House, Market Square

 

Before 2010

Landscape, Space, Place Research Group

Seminar Series 2009-2010
‘Mapping: Cultural Cartographies’

Robert Southey and Romantic Contexts

14-16 April 2010
Keswick, Cumbria

Ovid, Myth and (Literary) Exile

10-12 September 2009
Ovidius University Constanta, Romania,

International D.H.Lawrence Conference

26-28 March 2009
"The logic of emotion" in Paris

Regional Romanticism: A Midlands Romantic Seminar Event

14 November 2008
Loughborough University (The Music Centre)
Sponsored by the Centre for Regional Literature and Culture, Nottingham

Post-Romantic Indentities

26 April 2003
University of Nottingham
Sponsored by the Centre for Regional Literature and Culture, Nottingham
More information on this conference

 
 

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Centre for Regional Literature and Culture

Trent Building
University of Nottingham
University Park

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5910
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5924
email: dominic.head@nottingham.ac.uk