English Faculty News

The Faculty of English at Cambridge has a diverse and lively research
culture. 
In these pages, amongst other Faculty news, you can find information about the Faculty’s research activities, including: book publications (academic, creative and trade books); keynote and public lectures; media appearances; prizes and funding awarded; organisation of major conferences, symposia and exhibitions; public engagement events, and more.

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Teaching Associate in Medieval English Literature

The Faculty of English wishes to appoint a Teaching Associate in Medieval English Literature from 1 October 2017 to 31 July 2018. The Teaching Associate will be expected to teach and examine medieval English literature with a specialism in the material text. Applicants should have teaching experience in palaeography, codicology, and the history of the […]

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Dr Subha Mukherji awarded a Cambridge Humanities Research Grant on behalf of the Crossroads of Knowledge project

Subha Mukherji, on behalf of the Crossroads of Knowledge project, has won a Cambridge Humanities Research Grant to supplement the project’s qualitative research with quantitative computational analysis. This has been used to set up a new collaboration with the Humanities Digital Workshop at the George Washington University, St Louis, to work on a pilot study, […]

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Dr Sarah Kennedy gives plenary lecture at T.S. Eliot International Summer School, University of London

Dr Sarah Kennedy (Research Fellow in English, Downing College) gives plenary lecture, “‘Blood for the Ghosts’: T.S. Eliot in the Underworld”, at this year’s T.S. Eliot International Summer School, which takes place at the Institute of English Studies, University of London from 8-16 July 2017. The lecture is at 9.30am on Wednesday 12 July at the Senate House, University of London. […]

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Elizabeth von Arnim and Katherine Mansfield – Literary Connections, Friendships and Influence, 19-20 July 2017, California

The 2017 Elizabeth von Arnim and Katherine Mansfield – Literary Connections, Friendships and Influence conference will be held 19-20 July 2017 at the Huntington Library in California. The first joint venture of the Katherine Mansfield Society and the International Elizabeth von Arnim Society (current president, Dr Isobel Maddison), the conference seeks to explore the literary connections, friendships and influences that […]

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Dr Trudi Tate organises two intensive summer courses in July 2017

Trudi Tate has organised two intensive summer courses in July 2017. Woolf’s Rooms runs from 17-21 July, and Reading Bloomsbury runs from 24-28 July. The courses offer a week’s immersion in their subject, with lectures, supervisions, excursions and communal meals. Participants come from all over the world and share a student experience in Homerton College. […]

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Year’s Work in English Studies co-authors include four Cambridge researchers and recent alumni

Cambridge researchers and alumni Michael J. Sullivan, Lucy Barnes, James Harriman-Smith and Bysshe Inigo Coffey are among the co-authors of the most recent Year’s Work in English Studies, published by Oxford University Press.  The Year’s Work in English Studies is published annually, and seeks to review all scholarly work published in the previous year. The Eighteenth Century:  […]

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‘Excavating Media: Devices, Processes, Apparatuses’, Faculty of English, 30 June-1 July

Excavating Media: Devices, Processes, Apparatuses An interdisciplinary conference addressing new approaches to media theory and history.Venue: Faculty of English, University of CambridgeDates: 30th June – 1st July 2017Media often escape articulation, even as they shape articulation itself. Today, we increasingly express ourselves through and within digital media, yet our critical vocabulary for these devices, their processes, and the apparatuses in which they are […]

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Dr Robert Macfarlane Collaborates On Feature Film

Dr Robert Macfarlane has written the script for Mountain, a film which explores the powerful force that mountains hold over the imagination of so many.  Mountain is directed by Jennifer Peedom.  Voiced by Willem Dafoe, it features a score performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.   The World Premiere takes place at the Sydney Opera […]

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