CUSU Teaching Excellence Awards

Dr Alex da Costa was a Winner and Dr Sarah Haggarty received a Special Mention in the Lecturer category of the recent CUSU Teaching Excellence Awards. These awards were inaugurated this year to celebrate excellent teaching and student engagement. Students were given the opportunity to nominate lecturers, supervisors, administrators and other staff whom they considered to be exemplary teachers and […]

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Congratulations to Ellie Lavan!

The English Faculty would like to offer our congratulations to PhD Student, Ellie Lavan; this year’s national first-prize winner of the British Association for Irish Studies Postgraduate Essay Competition. The competition is open to graduate students researching topics in Irish Studies across all disciplines. Ms Lavan attended an awards ceremony hosted by the Irish Ambassador, […]

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Using, Misusing and Abusing Latin in the Early Modern Period

Dr Andrew Taylor delivered the keynote address at  the University of Warwick’s, ‘Using, Misusing and Abusing Latin in the Early Modern Period’ conference, Friday 25th-26th April 2014. The conference was hosted by the Queen Mary University, the University of Warwick IAS Classical Reception Network and the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance.

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Special Collections – William Shakespeare, 1564-1616

Dr Hester Lees-Jeffries is curating a Shakespeare exhibition at the University Library. Read her guest post on the University Library Special Collections Blog. “A new exhibition in the Library’s Entrance Hall cases brings together a small number of books printed in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century, which together demonstrate some of the ways […]

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Prof Steven Connor on The Verb, 14 March 2014

Professor Steven Connor will be talking about his new book, Beyond Words: Sobs, Hums, Stutters and Other Vocalisations, on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb at 22.00, Friday 14th March. See also: The Times The Times Literary Supplement Textual Practice  

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ERC award – Dr Subha Mukherji

Congratulations to Dr. Subha Mukherji on being awarded a European Research Council Consolidator grant for a 5-year interdisciplinary project: ‘Epistemic Intersections in Early Modern England: the Place of Literature’, to start in summer 2014. See the CRAASH website for more information on the project. Twitter – @EMCrossroads

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The Blood Project – The Blood Conference

In January Dr Bonnie Lander Johnson convened The Blood Conference: Theories of Blood in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Literature and Culture at St Anne’s College, Oxford. The conference forms part of The Blood Project, a collaboration of scholars from a range of disciplines investigating the complex idea of blood. The two and a […]

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