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 […]
What to take to university is a question foremost in the minds of thousands of freshers up and down the country. Prof. Christopher Page’s latest book The Guitar in Tudor England reveals that 16th century students faced similar dilemmas – though their packing lists were rather different. Read more here.
Dr Orietta Da Rold has contributed to a new book, Writing Europe, 500-1450. Medieval Europe was characterized by a sophisticated market for the production, exchange and sale of written texts. This volume brings together papers on a range of topics, centred on manuscript studies and textual criticism, which explore these issues from a pan-European perspective. […]
Congratulations to Dr Robert Macfarlane, who has made the longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction with his book Landmarks. Read more here.
Literature and science may seem like opposite ends of the spectrum, but reading can have an impact on even the most scientific of brains. A new film series reveals the reading habits of eight Cambridge scientists and peeks inside the covers of the books that have played a major role in their lives. The Novel […]
Cambridge’s Faculty of English has been judged the best English department in the world in the 2015 QS World University Rankings, above Oxford, Harvard, Berkeley, Stanford and Yale. The QS World University Rankings are based on indicators of academic reputation, reputation among employers, Faculty-student ratio, research citations and impact and the international diversity of staff […]
Cambridge English has won two of the BBC’s New Generation Thinker Awards for 2015, through Trinity College Fellow in English Joe Moshenska and Selwyn PhD student Clare Walker Gore. Joe Moshenska has worked on the importance of touch in religious and early scientific debates, the philosophical history of tickling and the reception of Chinese medicine […]
MARK McGURL, Stanford University, Author of The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing EVERYTHING AND LESS: THE NOVEL IN THE AGE OF AMAZON THURSDAY 4th JUNE at 5.30pm ROOM G06/7, ENGLISH FACULTY, 9 WEST ROAD, CAMBRIDGE. See poster for more information
Dr Ross Wilson has been awarded the Crausaz Wordsworth Fellowship at CRASSH for Michaelmas term 2015. The Fellowship is awarded to academic staff in Cambridge who are not members of the Faculty of Philosophy to work on a philosophical topic. His project is entitled ‘The Hidden Seed of Survival: The Lives of Artworks in Benjamin […]