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Tony Harrison at 80: A Celebratory Conference
11 Nov 2017 10:30am - 7pm
The second day of our celebration takes the form of an academic conference on the work of Tony Harrison and includes a staged reading of his play The Labourers of Herakles.
The conference will take place in the Alumni Room in the School of English, University of Leeds. At 5.15pm, the event will move to the Workshop Theatre, University of Leeds.
List of Speakers
11am - ‘Welcome’
11.10 Dr Vanda Zajko (Bristol): Harrison and Myth
11.45 Prof. Sue Vice (Sheffield): Harrison and Northern Poetics
12.15 Lunch break
1.15 Keynote: Prof. Edith Hall (KCL): What I learned from editing Harrison’s prose works
2.15 Dr Owen Hodkinson (Leeds): Using the Tony Harrison Archive in Undergraduate Teaching
2.45 Dr Sandie Byrne (Oxford): Harrison as Metaphysical Materialist
3.15 Coffee break
3.45 Prof. Lorna Hardwick (Open): Why Harrison’s Work Matters
4.15 Round-table discussion chaired by Prof. Charles Martindale (emeritus Bristol / Leeds)
5.15 Mini-break / movement between venues
5.30 Staged reading of Harrison’s The Labourers of Herakles, with a pre-performance talk by Dr Craig Hannaway. Workshop Theatre.
ca. 7pm End
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