Tomorrow will be an inspiring and prestigious day on campus for some of our Senior Lecturers in the English Department.
Bob Beagrie will be running a mindfulness, Tai Chi and poetry workshop ‘The Body That Speaks Through Elements‘ from 1-3pm in the Endeavour/Resolution rooms (2nd floor of SU building). The session will explore the body in stillness and in motion through time and space, and draw upon the traditional elements of water, earth, wood, metal, wind and fire as metaphors for the ways we experience change. The movement and meditation activities will be interspersed by intervals of creative writing, contemplation and discussion of selected poetry. The session costs £5 for Teesside Literary Society members, £7.50 for non-members. A second session will take place on Wednesday 28th November (venue TBC).
This will be followed by the first of this year’s English Research Seminars, heralding the launch of three impressive new works written by Dr Helen Davies (Neo-Victorian Freakery), Dr Rob Hawkes (War And The Mind) and Dr Sarah Ilott (New British Postcolonial Genres). The event will take place at 4.30pm in Room T1.03 (1st floor, The Curve) and will be followed by celebratory drinks in The Dickens.