The Managers of the F.W. Maitland Memorial Fund are able to offer one maintenance-only Studentship for Home/EU, or Overseas/Islands students applying to undertake doctoral research in legal history at the University of Cambridge, starting in October 2016. Studentships are tenable in the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of History, or the Faculty of English. Applications […]
Last week the Centre for Material Texts convened a one-day colloquium entitled ‘The Academic Book of the Future: Evolution or Revolution?’ This was part of Cambridge’s contribution to a host of events being held across the UK in celebration of the first ever Academic Book Week, which is itself an offshoot of the AHRC-funded ‘Academic […]
As part of the Multiverse Autumn Residency Event at Wysing Arts Centre, James Riley will be presenting ‘Ghost Noise’, a speculative talk dealing with cybernetics and paranormality. The talk will be followed by a Q+A with residency artist Paul Purgas (Emptyset). The event will also feature presentations and screenings from Wysing’s current artists in residence […]
This notice provides information for those wishing to apply for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the Faculty of English or the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. Matching funding for the Scheme at Cambridge is provided by the Isaac Newton Trust, and there is a pre-selection competition which takes place in advance of the […]
A collection of essays edited by Drs Trudi Tate and Kate Kennedy looks at the legacy of the First World War through the lens of the creative arts. As a specialist in the literature of conflict, Tate explores the ways in which writers expressed the impact of trauma on families – and child rearing in […]
We are delighted to announce that Dr Nicolette Zeeman has been elected to the Professorship of Medieval and Renaissance English from 1st January 2016.
Dr Ross Wilson discusses the nature of the rave review in The New Statesman and asks whether it counts as criticism.
PhD student Amy Bowles has won the annual Review of English Studies Essay Prize Competition with a submission entitled Dressing the Text: Ralph Crane’s Scribal Publication of Drama. PhD student Jitka Stollova was a runner-up with an essay on the Beaumont and Fletcher folio and the London book trade in the 1640s and 50s. The […]
PhD student Holly Corfield-Carr has been announced the winner of the Frieze Writer’s Prize 2015 for her review of Katrina Palmer’s sound installation ’The Loss Adjusters’ which is the third part of her Artangel project ‘End Matter’ on the Isle of Portland In Dorset, UK. Holly is working on the piece as part of her […]
We congratulate Peter de Bolla, who has won the annual Robert Lowry Patten Award, awarded by the journal SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 for the most outstanding recent contribution to British literary studies of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century. The award is for his book The Architecture of Concepts: The Historical Formation of Human […]