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18 Nov: ‘Film as Art and Activism: the Case of Recent Palestine Solidarity Cinema’

Shohini Chaudhuri (University of Essex): 18 November

‘Film as Art and Activism: the Case of Recent Palestine Solidarity Cinema

5.15pm, English Faculty Building, GR05

All welcome!
University Lecturer in Film
Department of Italian
Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages
Corpus Christi College
University of Cambridge

Gillian Beer and Louise Ells discuss Alice Munro: 3 July

Alice Munro: Short Stories and the Nobel Prize

Thursday 3 July

1.15pm, Meeting Room, Clare Hall

You might like to read some of the stories in Munro’s Lying Under the Apple Tree (2104) in advance, but this is not essential.

A conversation about Munro between Dame Gillian Beer, Honorary Fellow and  Louise Ells, Anglia Ruskin University.


Part of Clare Hall’s Canada Week


Clare Hall Literary Talks: Rachel Calder, Literary Agent 20 June

You are invited to a talk by Rachel Calder, Literary Agent

She will talk about the history of her agency (founded in 1896 by J. B Pinker) and about the role of literary agents today.

Fri. 20 June, 6 pm

West Court, Clare Hall, Herschel Road, CB3 9AL

All welcome. Wine will be served.

You are welcome to pass on this invitation to anyone else who might be interested.

Next year, we plan to host talks and readings by Christine Koning, Susan Sellers, Angela Leighton, Ian Patterson, Simon Jarvis and others tbc.

Parnell Lecture 25th Feb: Clair Wills on contemporary Irish poetry


Tuesday 25th February
5.15 p.m.
Cripps Theatre, Cripps Court, Magdalene College


‘Late Style Irish Style: Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Problem of

Clair Wills is Professor of Irish Literature at Queen Mary University of London and this year's Parnell Fellow, Magdalene College. Recent
publications include Dublin 1916: The Siege of the GPO (2009) and That
Neutral Island: A History of Ireland during the Second World War (2007).

Cripps Court is on the left fifty yards or so up Chesterton
Lane/Chesterton Road from the traffic lights at the foot of Castle Hill.

4th March: SEAMUS HEANEY celebration advance booking

There will be a day of lectures, poetry readings and discussion to
commemorate and assess the achievement of SEAMUS HEANEY, on Tuesday, 4
March in the Sir Humphrey Cripps Theatre, Cripps Court, Magdalene

Among participants are the leading Irish historian Roy Foster, the poets Michael Longley, Gillian Clarke, Bernard O'Donoghue, Don Paterson and Leontia Flynn, and the critics Edna Longley and Declan Kiberd.

For a full programme see

This e-mail comes early because, although the sessions are open to all
and free of charge, advance booking - which can be done electronically - is requested, by 21 February.  See

Any questions to John Kerrigan on jk10023

19th Feb: J. H. PRYNNE and IAN BRINTON: “Cambridge poets and their papers”

Wednesday 19 February 2014, at 5.30 p.m., in the University Library’s
Milstein Seminar Rooms

The poet and literary critic J. H. Prynne, together with teacher and
author Ian Brinton, will speak to the Friends of Cambridge University
Library on the Cambridge Poets’ Papers project, which aims to archive
the papers of prominent Cambridge poets in the University Library.

Non-members are welcome; the admission charge is £3.50, or free to
junior members of the University.

This event will coincide with a display of materials relating to John
Riley's poem 'Czargrad' in the Library's Entrance Hall: for more
information see the link from <> from
17 February.


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