Throughout the three years of my undergraduate study, I have attended several academic conferences by renowned specialists in their respective field. These conferences (most of which are focused towards specific research of a specific field in the English Studies realm) showed me the multitude of facets and research possibilities available in the science that is English Studies, literature and linguistics, respectively. Some of these conferences focus on literature, other on linguistics, quite a few are based around creative writing and the life of a writer, and others were research projects of fellow students! I hope that this quick overview illustrates the many iceberg-tips of some study-oceans I was able to observe and navigate with my academic-fleet.
(Those marked in bold were quite impressive and formative for my academic journey)
- 21.11.2017 – Poetry Recital by Desmond Graham and Gordon Meade.
- 22.01.2018 – Engaging the Enlightenment a Student-led conference.
- 21.03.2018 – Fairly Faithful: English Odes to Pyrrha from Milton to the Postmodern by Dr. Henry King (University of Malmö).
- 14 – 15.04.2018 – Several conferences on the topic of fantasy / genre fiction at LuxCon 2018 (attended most because I also worked at the event).
- 08.11.2018 – Poetry Recital by Pierre Joris. (You can also find a review I wrote about this conference here.)
- 06.12.2018 – Linguistics Paper by Dr. Isabelle Gaudy-Campbell.
- 20.12.2018 – Writing and Poetry Recital by Sandra Schmit and Dylan Harris.
- 29.01.2019 – Engaging the Enlightenment a Student-led conference.
- 11.04.2019 – Speculative Fiction by Elizabeth Bear.
- 30.04.2019 – African-American Literature by Dr. Suzanne Scafe (London South Bank University).
- 23.05.2019 – Writing Recital by Agnes Marton and Jeffrey Palms
- 07.04.2020 – Victorians in Furs: Fiction, Fashion, and Animal Studies by Dr. John Miller (University of Sheffield).
- 21.04.2020 – Unsettling the Centre: Prize-Winning Black British Poets, Warsan Shire, Jay Bernard and Roger Robinson by Susan Scafe (London South Bank University).