Kate Tempest (Visiting Fellow 2015-16)

Poetry and Performance

In this talk, Kate Tempest, who won the Forward Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize in 2014, reads from her work and discusses the relationship between poetry and performance.

Thursday 10th December: 5.00 - 6.00pm

Cruciform B304, Lecture Theatre 1


Intercultural Exchanges: UCL English Research Conference 2015

Friday 18th December, 10.00am – 7.00pm (followed by a wine reception) 

A one-day conference bringing together staff and postgraduates from the English Department working on intercultural exchange. Papers will address the ways that English authors mediate works from classical antiquity; how translation is conducted across and between linguistic cultures; the role played by critics in tracing intercultural contact; and the political and social implications of exchange between intranational or international cultures. The conference will reflect on the critical practices and disciplinary methods that underpin this kind of study, and an end-of-day roundtable discussion will highlight new work and new angles on intercultural research. Featuring work-in-progress papers by Dr Scarlett Baron, Dr Paul Davis, and Prof. Philip Horne, roundtable reflections by Dr Julia Jordan and Dr Rob Turner, and keynote talks by Prof. Colin Burrow (All Souls, Oxford) and Dr Ruth Scurr (Gonville and Caius, Cambridge). A draft programme with further details is available here.

A 'Keatsian Christmas' evening at Keats House

including Professor Gregory Dart and Professor Peter Swaab
Tuesday 15th December, 6.30pm

A joint talk, readings, wassailling, riddling & general festivity. It's free, but you need to book a slot via the Keats House website Eventbrite system. Spaces are filling up, but there might still be a few left. Book here:

Lee Grieveson: Colonial Film Archive

Excavations, Exhibitions, Archives:
Part of a seminar series sponsored by FILMING ANTIQUITY

23 February 2016, 6 - 7pm

Room 209, Institute of Archaeology

Open to all UCL postgraduates and members of staff. The 30 minute talk will be followed by questions, discussion, and drinks.