Attendance at the NENC monthly reading group has been growing steadily over the past few months. In particular, we have been pleased to welcome a number of new members from Durham University. With membership of the group as a whole expanding over the three universities, we feel this should be recognised by moving towards rotating the hosting role between Newcastle, Northumbria and Durham universities.
Accordingly, the Easter session of the reading group will be held at Durham University on Thursday 19 April, at 2pm. Naomi Carle will lead the session, which will focus on romance and realism at the fin de siecle. Naomi is a PhD candidate at Durham, and is working on Robert Louis Stevenson in relation to Bakhtin's chronotope theory, and the post-romantic imagination. Further details and reading materials will be circulated closer to the time, including arrangements for members based in Newcastle who wish to travel down together.
This session will take place during the Easter break so we recognise that not everyone may be able to attend; however if you are in town we encourage you to come down. After the reading group there will be time to wander around Durham and, of course, conclude at the pub!
We hope to see many of you there.