Past events

A department of English symposium, 15 June 2017, Seminar Room A/B, Old Library

This one day symposium will focus on the rich resources of the Powys Society archives held at Heritage Collections at Exeter University.

Speakers include: 

  • Michael Kowalweski, Powys Society Collection Liaison Officer
  • Dr Christine Faunch, Head of Heritage Collections, University of Exeter
  • Dr Chris Campbell, Lecturer
  • Dr Luke Thompson, writer, publisher and editor who has recently published a biography of Cornish poet, Jack Clemo entitled Clay Phoenix.

The event is free and all are welcome. Download the flyer for more details: The Powys Collection at Exeter.

If you are intending to come along please contact: Dr Chris Campbell: or Dr Christine Faunch:

A department of English symposium, 3 June 2016, Streatham Court 0.28

Considering the history of literary networks and broadcast culture from 1940s to present day.

Focusing on the BBC as a dynamic contact zone for writers and intellectuals,it will address the role which broadcasting played in telegraphing the end of empire and the ways in which it shaped a sense of identity in the imperial metropolis. The symposium is designed to bring scholars, students, curators and archivists together to debate new critical paradigms of World Literature and will foreground a consideration of the challenges and opportunities when curating and researching broadcast archives in the digital age.

Keynote Speakers: Susheila Nasta (Open University), James Procter (Newcastle) and Bill Schwarz (Queen Mary)
The event is free and open to all, but registration is essential. Please visit our Eventbrite page.
Organized by the Centre for Literature and Archives and the World Literature and Postcolonial Research Group, and funded by the Department of English, University of Exeter.

For further details, contact Chris Campbell: or Florian Stadtler: