Towards a Cultural History of Exhaustion: Anna Katharina Schaffner (Public Lecture, Durham, 25 April 2013)

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures Literature, History, Theory Research Group presents Towards a Cultural History of Exhaustion Dr Anna Katharina Schaffner (Comparative Literature, University of Kent) Thursday 25 April, 5.00-7.00 pm A56 Elvet Riverside, Durham University This paper explores how ‘exhaustion’ – understood both as a subjective physico-psychological Read more…

Bad Vibrations: Music as a Cause of Hysteria, Sex, Madness and Death? James Kennaway (Seminar & Masterclass, Edinburgh, 26 March 2013)

First Event in new Scottish Health Humanities Seminar and Masterclass Series Dr James Kennaway, “Bad Vibrations: Music as a Cause of Hysteria, Sex, Madness and Death?” 6.00-7.30pm (doors open at 5.30pm), Tuesday 26 March 2013. Room 1.9 in Doorway 6, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh Abstract: For most people, music Read more…

Meeting Place – Professor Christine Borland (Inaugural Lecture, Northumbria University, 5 February 2013)

Inaugural Lecture Christine Borland Tuesday, 5 February 2013, 6:30pm Business and Law Building on City Campus East Professor Christine Borland’s lecture is entitled “Meeting Place” BxNU is a collaboration between Northumbria University and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. This ground breaking partnership has created a global learning environment that Read more…

Life-writing at the limits: dementia in contemporary autobiographies and life-writing projects – Rebecca Bitenc (Seminar, Durham, 13 February 2013)

Life-writing at the limits: dementia in contemporary autobiographies and life-writing projects Rebecca Bitenc An Inventions of the Text seminar Wednesday, 13th February 2013 5:30 – 7:00 pm Department of English Studies, Hallgarth House Seminar Room, Durham University Dementia, due to world-wide increasing incidence rates, has come to the fore of Read more…