The Places of Early Modern Criticism, 23rd-24th March 2015

‘The places of early modern criticism‘, an interdisciplinary gathering of literary and art historical scholars convened by Dr Gavin Alexander (English), Dr Emma Gilby (French), and Dr Alexander Marr (History of Art). Supported by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH), the Faculty of English and the Faculty of History […]

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@Cam_MedResearch

The Medieval Research Group is on twitter, follow us for news on what is happening in medieval research in the English faculty and beyond! @Cam_MedResearch

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Irene Samuel Memorial Award

Young Milton: The Emerging Author, 1620-1642 (Oxford University Press), ed. Edward Jones, to which Faculty members Christopher Tilmouth and Andrew Zurcher both contributed chapters, has won the Milton Society of America’s Irene Samuel Memorial Award for 2013.            

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Shakespeare Poetry Day 2014

Thursday 23 October 2014 10AM to 5PM Drama Studio, Faculty of English Full Programme Dr Gavin Alexander leads a group of lecturers from the Faculty of English who will read aloud Shakespeare’s complete poetry to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth. Shakespeare’s plays are performed every day throughout the world. His poems are read […]

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Resounding Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Symposium

Resounding Dylan Thomas Saturday 11 October 2014 – Faculty of​​ English 2014 marks the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth. As such, it provides an ideal opportunity to reevaluate a body of work that has for too long precluded scholarly consensus. The sticking point has always been a biographical one. Thomas’s untimely death in New York in 1953 […]

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Whither Political Theatre? – Cambridge Conference for a Poetics of Critical Political Theatre in Europe

Whither Political Theatre? Cambridge Conference for a Poetics of Critical Political Theatre in Europe. 19-20 Sept, St John’s College. The conference was sponsored by the British Academy as a BA Regional Event. Organising Committee: Dr Eva Urban, Dr Drew Milne, FBA Professor John Kerrigan. Keynote speakers included John Kerrigan & Eva Urban, from the Cambridge English Faculty, […]

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English Renaissance Poetics: Online Bibliography of Texts and Sources

English Renaissance Poetics: An Online Bibliography of Texts and Sources – a £20k Cambridge Humanities Research Grants funded project lead by Dr Gavin Alexander ran from January to September 2014. ‘There has been too little engagement among literary scholars with early modern ways of thinking about imaginative literature. One major contributory factor is the difficulty […]

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