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The Faculty of English will be holding their open days on Thursday 4 July and Friday 5 July. For further information and to apply please go to – http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergraduate/events/opendays/cambridge/
Dr Kasia Boddy and Dr Michael Hrebeniak will appear on “I Wandered Lonely as a Cat: Poetry and Jazz” on BBC Radio 4 tomorrow (14 March 2013) at 11.30. You can Listen Again at the link above.
Dr Chris Burlinson was interviewed for the BBC News Magazine’s article about Tesco’s ‘poetic’ double-page ads following the recent reports of adulterated foods in the supermarket’s range of products. Tesco and a strange bit of Poetry and for a slightly earlier piece on the same topic: It gets verse and worse as Tesco horses around [...]
At the National Portrait Gallery from 26 January – 22 September 2013, Room 32 Admission is free. “This display explores the creation of Patrick Heron’s portrait of T.S. Eliot, one of the Gallery’s most celebrated modernist paintings.”
Dr Robert Macfarlane’s recent book, The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot is one of six that have been short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction. Congratulations, Dr Macfarlane, and good luck! http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/oct/05/six-magisterial-shortlist-samuel-johnson-prize
Professor Mary Jacobus, Professor of English and former Director of CRASSH, has been awarded a CBE for services to literary scholarship in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours. Our heartfelt congratulations to Professor Jacobus!
Dr Macfarlane’s new book, The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot, is published this week. It has been widely reviewed, including here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/9287737/The-Old-Ways-A-Journey-on-Foot-by-Robert-Macfarlane-review.html The Observer also ran a profile piece, in which Rachel Cooke met up with him for a walk and a talk about The Old Ways as well as the two other earlier [...]
Four online study skills resources for first year students have been created for the English Faculty by the Transkills Project. They address various aspects of essay writing and include: Title URL How might I interpret an essay title? http://skills.caret.cam.ac.uk/English/title How do I produce a well-structured essay? http://skills.caret.cam.ac.uk/English/structure How do I manage the process of [...]
Check out the New MPhil in English Studies: Modern and Contemporary Literature.