Reading & Writing the Past

The School of Literature & Languages is holding a free Research Exchange Seminar, Reading & Writing the Past, on Tuesday 8 October, 4.30pm to 6.30pm, in the Bellairs & Shepard rooms (University Library).

This free event is open to all staff and students, and there is no need to book.

The seminar features three presentations by researchers from the School of Literature & Languages:

  • Reading Female Space as Queer Space in Malory’s Le Morte Darthur
    Dr Amy Louise Morgan
    Lecturer, Medieval Literature
  • Revoicing Medieval Athens
    Nelita EstewalePhD Researcher, Creative Writing
  • Rewriting the Victorian Poor: Poverty Porn from Oliver Twist to Benefits Street
    Garth Wenman-JamesPhD Researcher, English Literature

Presentations will be followed by a Q&A and wine reception.

The seminar will be followed at 7pm by a visit from bestselling Gothic author Sarah Perry (The Essex Serpent, Melmoth), who will be in conversation with Dr Beth Palmer, as part of Guildford Book Festival.

Tickets are £10 and can be purchased from