English Faculty News

The Faculty of English at Cambridge has a diverse and lively research
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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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021

The Faculty of English and Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic welcome applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships. The scheme is now open for applications. About the British Academy fellowships: The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship offers outstanding early career researchers the opportunity to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in an academic environment. The […]

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The recording of ‘From Rhodes to Churchill: Empire, Race and Commemoration’ hosted by the Postcolonial and Related Literatures Seminar, is now available

‘From Rhodes to Churchill: Empire, Race and Commemoration’ A panel discussion with Nadine Batchelor-Hunt, Ruth Ramsden-Karelse, Alex von Tunzelmann and Gary Younge, chaired by Priyamvada Gopal. Hosted by the Postcolonial and Related Literatures Seminar, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge Link to further information and the recording  

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Dr Mary Newbould organises ‘Form, Media, Digitisation: Adaptation in Sterne, Sterneana, and Beyond’, a one-day conference, Tuesday 20 July

This event is part of the AHRC-funded Sterne Digital Library project, a collaborative project between Northumbria University, the University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Library and the Laurence Sterne Trust.  It is free to attend, but please register by 16 July. Link to more information about the conference Link to the registration page

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Alex Wong’s second collection of poetry, ‘Shadow and Refrain’, is published by Carcanet Press, May 2021

Alex Wong (CTO at St John’s College) publishes his next attempt at a poetry collection, Shadow and Refrain (Carcanet). Please support ailing independent publishing industry in its noble effort to keep in print authors whose books don’t sell: copies are available directly from Carcanet, with an introductory discount. https://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=2372 164 pp. of bang-and-whimper for one’s […]

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‘The Places of Early Modern Criticism’, edited by Gavin Alexander in collaboration with Cambridge colleagues Emma Gilby (Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics) and Alexander Marr (Department of History of Art), has been published by Oxford University Press

The book derives from a CRASSH conference in 2015 and gathers contributions from fifteen early modernists working across a range of disciplines. What is criticism? And where is it to be found? Thinking about literature and the visual arts is found in many places – in treatises, apologies, and paragoni; in prefaces, letters, and essays; […]

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