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Prof Steven Connor (University of Cambridge)

‘To the ear a great compassion: listening, counting and number’


Steven Connor is Grace 2 Professor of English in the University of Cambridge and fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He is a writer, critic and broadcaster, who has published books on Dickens, Beckett, Joyce and postmodernism, as well as on topics such as ventriloquism, skin, flies, and air. His most recent books are Paraphernalia: The Curious Lives of Magical Things (2011), A Philosophy of Sport (2011), Beyond Words: Sobbing, Humming and Other Vocalizations (2014) and Beckett, Modernism and the Material Imagination (2014). He has a continuing interest in sound and voice, and is currently writing a book about numbers and words. His website at includes lectures, broadcasts, unpublished work and work in progress.

Wednesday, 21 January, 2015 - 17:00 to 19:00
Event location: 
5.00pm, Recital Room, Faculty of Music