Dr Ian Patterson gives the plenary lecture at the Obscure Modernism Conference, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, Saturday 27 February. This one-day conference explores modernism, its practitioners and cultural products, under the aspect of their obscurity, understood in a variety of ways.Continue Reading
Dr Hazel Wilkinson, Junior Research Fellow in English, has been awarded a Carr-Thomas-Ovenden Visiting Fellowship in English Literature 2016-17 at the Bodleian Libraries. She has also been awarded the Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship in Printing History by the American Printing History Association. Both awards are in support of work her new monograph on the Wild […]Continue Reading
On Monday 29th February, Dr Sarah Dillon will host ‘Body of Essays‘, a collaboration between the Wellcome Trust and BBC Radio 3. The Wellcome Collection Reading Room will be the setting for a live recording of a series of Radio 3’s ‘The Essay’, in which five writers will ruminate on a different organ of the body. The […]Continue Reading
On 21st February 2016, Dr Michael Hurley presents a talk on Faith in Poetry as part of the Lent Term Sermon Series at St Catharine’s College Chapel. Choral Evensong, 6pm Sundays, throughout Lent Term.Continue Reading
Lotte Reinbold, PhD Candidate in English has been awarded a David Almond fellowship for research into ideas of the medieval in the writing of Diana Wynne Jones. The fellowship will allow Lotte to visit the archives of Seven Stories, a children’s literature museum in Newcastle, where she will have access to the Diana Wynne Jones papers, including manuscripts and personal correspondence. […]Continue Reading
Dr Laura Wright will be a plenary speaker at the 3rd Southern Englishes Workshop at University College London on February 19-20 2016. Hosted by the Linguistics Department at UCL, the Workshop will explore historical and synchronic dialectology, historical and synchronic sociolinguistics, language contact, multilingualism, dialect in literature, and other areas relevant to English and varieties of English […]Continue Reading
Dr Bonnie Lander Johnson’s new book Chastity in Early Stuart Literature and Culture is published with Cambridge University Press. In the book, Lander Johnson explores early modern ideas of chastity, demonstrating how crucial early Stuart thinking on chastity was to political, medical, theological and moral debates, and that it was also a virtue that governed […]Continue Reading
Between 2003 and 2009 Dr. James Riley ran a series of DIY film shows, events and film tours across the UK. He’s now writing up this long, strange trip in the form of a psychogeographical travelogue with the working title of Road Movies. A key influence on the project was the site-specific work of Craig […]Continue Reading
The Faculty of English at Cambridge has a diverse and lively research
culture. In these pages, amongst other Faculty news, you can find information about the Faculty’s research activities, including: book publications (academic, creative and trade books); keynote and public lectures; media appearances; prizes and funding awarded; organisation of major conferences, symposia and exhibitions; public engagement events, and more.
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In his role as current Gresham Professor of Music, Professor Christopher Page continues his series of lectures on medieval music, all of which are available to watch via YouTube on the Gresham College website.Continue Reading