Peter De Bolla Wins Robert Lowry Patten Award

We congratulate Professor 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 […]

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Writing Europe, 500-1450

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. […]

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Samuel Johnson Prize Longlist

Congratulations to Dr Robert Macfarlane, who has made the long-list for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction with his book Landmarks. Read more from the guardian here. See also reviews in: The Observer The Guardian The Telegraph The Irish Times The Spectator Times Higher Education The London Review of Books Publishing Director of Hamish Hamilton […]

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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2015

The British Academy has announced its timetable for this year’s Postdoctoral Fellowships competition, with a first stage closing date of 5pm on 7th October. If you are thinking of making an application for a Fellowship at Cambridge in the Faculty of English or Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, we advise that you make informal […]

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Novel Thoughts

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 […]

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QS World University Rankings

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 […]

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Everything and Less: The Novel in the Age of Amazon

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. Organised by the Contemporary Research Group.  See poster for more information

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Congratulations to Dr Ross Wilson

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 […]

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