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Series and Seminars

A reading series from the Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre at the Daniel Blau Gallery in Hoxton, London.

The Shakespeare Reading group provides the opportunity for Shakespeare enthusiasts to combine reading the plays out loud, hearing it read out loud, and free, open discussion of the texts in a casual and fun environment.

This seminar series provides a regular forum in which to study and discuss the connections between literature and visual cultures, focusing on the period from the nineteenth century to the contemporary.

Run by Dr Jennifer Neville, The Old English Reading Group offers the opportunity to practice reading Old English aloud and discuss it in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Thinklings is an informal discussion group where ideas about Tolkien's work can be shared and explored.

The Paper Stage


This series offers the chance to experience this golden age of theatre through group readings that will bring to life plays by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Marston, Webster and Middleton (to name but a few), including bawdy city comedies, bloody revenge tragedies and more.

The 19th Century Reading Group discusses texts which contribute in interesting ways to current critical debates in the field of nineteenth-century studies. 

The Adorno Reading Group was set up for MA and PhD students studying at the University of London colleges interested in reading and discussing Theodor W. Adorno's texts.



POLYply is a series of events including poetry readings, performances, film screening and installations foregrounding cross-genre writing.

The purpose of this reading group is to question the extent to which critical theory in the early twenty-first century has both shaped and been shaped by a contextual 'framing' of the present.

The Contemporary Innovative Research Seminar is focussed on the poetry and poetics that have been produced in Britain, Ireland and North America over the last fifty years in the modernist tradition.

This research seminar is devoted to the reading and analysis of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. The aim of the seminar is to advance the knowledge and understanding of Joyce's final masterpiece.


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