The Festival of English
English Literature was one of the University of Kent’s founding subjects. To celebrate the milestone of fifty years at the forefront of local, national and international literary studies the School will be hosting a Festival of English throughout 2015. Members of the School of English will be showcasing their current research in a series of public events hosted on campus and in the city of Canterbury. Highlights include a residency by the renowned poet Patience Agbabi, who will be performing her contemporary version of The Canterbury Tales entitled Telling Tales; a lecture series highlighting Canterbury and Kent’s prominent literary figures and a performance of the opera Tokaido Road, based on the award-winning poems by Nancy Gaffield, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing. We hope that you will join us in what promises to be an exceptional year of literary celebrations. Please click here for the full schedule of events.
If you have any queries about the Festival please get in touch: EnglishEvents@kent.ac.uk
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