Seminars in the History of Material Texts, Lent Term 2015

5.30pm on alternate Thursdays in SR-24, English Faculty 22 January: William Zachs (University of Edinburgh), ‘Authenticity and Duplicity: Investigations into Multiple Copies of Books’  NB This session will be held at 5pm in the Milstein Lecture Room, University Library 5 February: Victoria Mills (University of Cambridge), ‘Travel writing and Tactile Tourism: The Tauchnitz Edition of […]

Middle English Graduate Seminars

4.45 – 5.15pm on alternate Wednesdays, English Faculty Board Room 21 January: Alastair Bennett (RHUL), ‘”Vox in choro, mens in foro”: distracted prayer and divided selves in some medieval rules for living and Piers Plowman’ 4 February: Jorie Woods (Texas at Austin), ‘Classical Emotions in the Medieval Classroom’ 18 February: Katie Walter (Sussex), ‘Reginald Pecock’s […]

Benson Gallery Exhibit: Classical Hollywood, 1930 – 1950

Lent term sees the launch of a new ‘section B’ for Part 2 Paper 18: ‘Classical Hollywood 1930 – 1950: Genre and Style’. Marking the occasion, the Benson Gallery in the Faculty Library has put on an exhibition about some of the key films and stars of the period. The Benson Gallery is located on […]

Digging Deeper: Making Manuscripts

ABOUT THIS COURSE Digging Deeper: Making Manuscripts introduces you to the study of early text technologies, focusing principally on the medieval book, but covering other textual objects, too, such as scrolls and diplomata. The Digging Deeper team of scholars from Stanford and Cambridge reveals how to investigate manuscripts within repository settings and through online resources, what to look […]

Furies Anthology Launch – Readings, performance, debate, Q&A

FURIES You are invited to an evening of ferociously new women’s poetry from the Furies anthology (forbookssake), performance, transcultural interdisciplinary debate with Q&A,  practical self-defence, and chocolate. With Eve Lacey, Rebecca Goss, Sarah Marks, Sophie Mayer, Vahni Capildeo. Friday 5 December 19.30 – 21.30 Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio Faculty of English 9 West Road […]

Poetry, Memory and Performance – Exploring memorisation, performance and the embodied knowledge of poetry.

Poetry, Memory and Performance 23rd – 24th March 2015 Homerton College University of Cambridge Keynote speakers: Catherine Robson Iain McGilchrist This interdisciplinary conference will bring together researchers, educationalists, poets and performers with the aim of opening dialogue about the place and value of memorisation and recitation. The conference follows on from the Poetry By Heart […]