English Faculty News

The Faculty of English at Cambridge has a diverse and lively research
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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Dr Jenny Bavidge gives a Keynote Lecture at ‘Gothic Nature’, Trinity College, Dublin, November 2017

Dr Jenny Bavidge gave a keynote lecture at  ‘Gothic Nature: New Directions in Ecohorror and the Ecogothic’.   The title of Dr Bavidge’s lecture was ‘The Scared, The Sacred, and the Shared: The Ethics of the Ecogothic’.  The conference was held at Trinity College, Dublin, 17-18 November 2017. Website: https://gothicnature.wordpress.com Twitter:  https://twitter.com/gothicnaturetcd

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Dr Ross Wilson talks about Lord Byron, 20 November 2017

On Monday 20 November, Dr Ross Wilson talks about Lord Byron on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Drivetime. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p052pnp8 At 6pm that evening, Dr Wilson is in conversation with Byron scholar and Master of Balliol College, Oxford, Professor Sir Drummond Bone at Trinity College.  They will discuss the works of Byron and other writers from the Romantic […]

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John Kerrigan lectures in Lisbon, November 2017

On 20 November, John Kerrigan will give a public lecture ‘On Hamlet‘ in the Faculdade de Letras at the Universidade de Lisboa.  On 22 November, he will give a second public lecture entitled ‘Otters and Others: Contemporary Poetry’ at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

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As Waves of One Sea: Transatlantic Encounters in African American Culture, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, 20-21 November 2017

As Waves of One Sea: Transatlantic Encounters in African American Culture (part of Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities 2017) Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex, 20-21 November 2017 From deep in the vaults of the University of Sussex, voices whisper stories – speaking of rivers and the Black Atlantic, singing […]

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The Faculty of English welcomes applications for the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme 2018

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2018 The Faculty of English, including the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic welcomes applications from potential applicants for the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme 2018.  The scheme provides prestigious three-year fellowships for early career researchers within four years of their PhD submission; with match funding provided in Cambridge by the […]

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Dr Michael D. Hurley’s new book, “Faith in Poetry” published by Bloomsbury, November. 2017

Dr Michael D. Hurley’s new book, “Faith in Poetry”, is published by Bloomsbury in November. https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/faith-in-poetry-9781474234078/ In this ambitious book, Michael D. Hurley explores how five great writers – William Blake, Alfred Tennyson, Christina Rossetti, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and T. S. Eliot – engaged their religious faith in poetry, with a view to asking why […]

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