Find out about events this term at Fitzwilliam Literary Society
CAMBRIDGE GROUP FOR IRISH STUDIES Tuesday 22nd October at 8.45pm The Parlour, Magdalene College Professor EAMON DUFFY (Magdalene College, Cambridge) 'SEAMUS HEANEY AND CATHOLICISM' All welcome Wine and whiskey will flow Any questions to jk10023
*The Poetry of Things* 24th October 3:30-6:30pm, *Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA* Join us for an afternoon of poetry readings and discussion as Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Sean Borodale and Jo Shapcott talk about their recent experiences as poets in residence with the Thresholds project in the University of Cambridge Museums and collections. The poets will be in conversation with Professors Isobel Armstrong and Steven Connor. Drinks afterwards. The Thresholds project coincides with a growing interest in the way that fiction represents objects and the physical world. Questions are being asked about how writing mediates objects, the relationship between the verbal, visual and material and the social life of things. This event offers an opportunity hear poets and literary scholars consider these questions and to join in with the discussion! To read the four poems that will be discussed during this event visit http://www.thresholds.org.uk/ and search under Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Sean Borodale and Jo Shapcott. For more information contact Vicky Mills firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
We are pleased to announce a new series of literary talks hosted by Clare Hall. These will take place once or twice a term, and aim to introduce us to some of the most interesting contemporary British writers.
All welcome. Bring a friend. Enjoy a glass of wine, a literary reading and talk, and a lively discussion.
For further information please contact Dr Trudi Tate, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WRITERS’ TALKS 2013-14
- Ali Smith, Fri 8 November 2013, 6 p.m.
- Francis Spufford, Wed 18 December 2013, 6 p.m.
- Suzanne Joinson, Wed 8 January 2014, 6 p.m.
- Susan Sellers, Fri 14 February, 6 p.m.
- Olivia Laing, Wedn 23 April 2014, 6 p.m.
- Rachel Calder, Literary agent, Frid 20 June 2014
6pm– 7pm, Thursday 31 October Two Cultures? FR Leavis on CP Snow Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill Lane, CB2 1RW Leavis’s notorious critique of Snow on ‘the two cultures’ was thought at the time to be too aggressive and personal. but it can also be seen to exemplify a recurring dilemma of cultural criticism: how to get a hearing for views that challenge some of society’s most deeply-held yet unexamined convictions. Professor Stefan Collini questions if such offensiveness is unavoidable and legitimate.
The novelist Georgina Harding will be in conversation with James Raven on Thursday 17 Oct at 5.30 in the Parlour, First Court, Magdalene College. Harding is the author of Painter of Silence, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize last year, and which is set in Romania in the 1950s. All welcome. Email Andrew Phillips on email@example.com to tell him you’re coming.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
17:00 – 19:00
Location: CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground Floor
Alison Fornell (MPhil Candidate, Screen Media and Cultures, University of Cambridge)
Loving Television Theory, Investigating the Scandinavian Crime Series “The Bridge”
Professor Amelie Hastie (Prof of English and Film and Media Studies, Amherst College)
Loving Film Theory, Experiencing Audiard’s “Rust and Bone”
‘I often find myself wondering what Britishness is: where it begins, where it ends and whether certain individuals can ever claim it without their claims being questioned.’
Malachi Macintosh reflects on literature and the nation state at CRASSH