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Forthcoming events

The department is involved in the organisation of a number of conferences and events throughout the year. Forthcoming events include:

Archive: Previous conferences and events


Edward Said Memorial Lecture

Following his death in 2003, the Department of English and Comparative Studies inaugurated an annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture to honour a prominent literary scholar and a renowned public intellectual. More details about the lecture, and Said's visits to Warwick, can be found here.

This annual lecture is free and open to the public. It has previously been delivered by:

2022: David Palumbo-Liu

2021: Brenna Bhandar

2020: No lecture

2019: Harry Harootunian

2018: Michael Denning

2017: Rafeef Ziada

2016: Karima Bennoun

2015: Ilan Pappe

2014: Joe Cleary

2013: Samir Amin

2012: Benita Parry

2011: Mourid Barghouti

2010: Eyal Weizman

2008: Declan Kiberd

2007: Gilbert Achcar

2006: Ahdaf Soueif

2005: Tariq Ali

2004: Tim Brennan