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The 2014 Graham Storey Lecture will be given by Caryl Phillips.
‘Literary Celebrity: Richard Avedon, James Baldwin, and Truman Capote’
Taking place on Monday 10 February at 5pm in the Lady Mitchell Hall.
Colleagues will be saddened to know that Professor Anne Barton (FBA), Fellow of Trinity College and once the Chair of the Faculty Board of English, passed away on Monday night after a period of illness. She leaves a great gap, but this is a time to celebrate the intellectual legacy she has left for scholars of early modern studies, Shakespeare and Byron, among her many interests.
We will notify you as and when details of a memorial service are available.
The Faculty of English is running lots of events at this years Festival of Ideas taking place between the 23 October – 3 November. For further information and to make bookings please look at the Festival of Ideas website -http://www.cam.ac.uk/festival-of-ideas
“There is a huge crossover between academia and the theatre now,” says Zoë Svendsen. “When I left university, they felt like much more separate worlds…There is a very close relationship between my practice, my research and my teaching.”
See more on the Times Higher Education web site: Zoë Svendsen on the dramaturge’s role at the heart of the action
Dr Rob Macfarlane’s book, The Old Ways, has been shortlisted for the Warick University Prize for Writing. We wish him all the best of luck!
Dr Gavin Alexander appeared on BBC Radio 4′s The Sonnet and the Sword on Sunday (11 August 2013) . The Sonnet and the Sword looks at Elizabethan courtier poetry, its influence on literature and its context in the wider world. The show is available until Saturday and will repeat on the weekend.
The Faculty is delighted to announce that two of our colleagues have been elected Fellows of the British Academy. We extend our congratulations to Professor John Kerrigan and Professor Christopher Page.
The full announcement from the British Academy can be found here: http://www.britac.ac.uk/news/news.cfm/newsid/955
Professor Steven Connor comments on £1m sale of Samuel Beckett manuscript (Reuters)
Steve Watts discusses how not to write a personal statement for English courses (Guardian)
Dr Robert Macfarlane on the Music of the Outer Hebrides (BBC Radio 3)