Monthly Archives: September 2013


PGSeminar 2 Oct

The next seminar in our series is this Wednesday, October 2nd. Dr. Emily O’Brien and Dr. Niall Gillespie will be our speakers at what promises to be a fascinating session.

Emily’s paper is entitled ‘A Yorkshire Tragedy (1608): Murder, Demonic Possession, and True-Crime Drama in Early Modern England’. Niall’s paper is entitled ‘Frankenstein in Ireland: Democratic Circuits in English Novels, c. 1792-1830’. You can read the abstracts for both papers here:

As usual, we will troop over to the Duke to continue the discussion afterwards. We had a great turnout for the first session and we hope to see many of you there again this week!

Ben and Jenny




The 2013-14 season of the Staff-Postgraduate Seminar series will begin on September 25th in Room 3027 at 5pm. 

Our first session will be the traditional address by the Head of School, Dr. Eve Patten.  Her talk is entitled ‘From the Blaskets to Birmingham: George Thomson’s Irish Connections’. You can read the abstract here:

We will be retiring to the Duke for post-seminar drinks and chats so do come along. It would be great to see some new faces as well as some not so new ones!

The full schedule is available here: We will be regularly updating our Facebook page, and you can also follow us on Twitter @StaffPostgrad13.

We look forward to seeing you at the first session – and many others!

Ben and Jenny

Happy New Year! 

Sorry. School joke.

Anyway. At long last, we can confirm that the seminar series will take up residency in Room 3027 in the Arts building for Michaelmas term. The time remains the same: Wednesdays at 5pm so write it into your diary and be sure to come along!