English Faculty News

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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Liam Plimmer awarded Kennedy Scholarship

PhD student Liam Plimmer has been awarded a Kennedy Scholarship to fund a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University in 2024-25, following a competitive UK-wide selection process. A first-generation student, he graduated with a double first with distinction in English from Downing College, Cambridge in 2020. He then completed an MSt in English Literature, 1900-Present as […]

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Prof. Michael D. Hurley contributes to the BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day on the Today programme @BBCr4today @BBCRadio4 @TrinCollCam #tftd 

Professor Hurley has recently made several contributions to Thought for the Day, offering reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news. You can listen to his episodes here on: Dr Johnson’s desk, T. S. Eliot and reality, the seriousness of humour, the virtues of discrimination, and the saintliness of service. Also […]

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Luke Allan wins the 2024 Ivan Juritz Prize

Luke Allan, a first-year PhD student at Trinity College, has won the 2024 Ivan Juritz Prize.  Open to postgraduate students throughout Europe, the Ivan Juritz Prize celebrates the creative explosion of the modernist era and rewards art that seeks to ‘make it new’.  It is a collaboration between the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture […]

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Dr Ross Wilson gives the keynote lecture at The Shelley Conference 2024

The Shelley Conference 2024 takes place at the Keats House Museum, Hampstead, on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June. The conference marks the bicentenary of the publication of Shelley’s Posthumous Poems, edited by Mary Shelley.  Dr Wilson’s lecture is entitled ‘What is a Posthumous Poem?’. Link to further information about the conference: https://theshelleyconference.com/

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Dr Diarmuid Hester’s Hay Festival talk available online

A talk delivered at this year’s Hay Festival by Dr Diarmuid Hester (Emmanuel) is now available to stream online through Hay Anytime. Dr Hester was invited to Hay to speak about a queer sense of place and his book, Nothing Ever Just Disappears: Seven Hidden Histories. In celebration of LGBT Pride month, his talk will […]

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British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2024/25

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2024/25 The Faculty of English and Department of Anglo Saxon Norse and Celtic welcome applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships.  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 scheme […]

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Dr Lloyd Meadhbh Houston’s ‘Irish Modernism and the Politics of Sexual Health’ Highly Commended by judges of the 2024 British Association for Irish Studies Book Prize

Dr Lloyd Meadhbh Houston’s monograph, Irish Modernism and the Politics of Sexual Health (OUP, 2023), was Highly Commended by the judges of the 2024 British Association for Irish Studies Book Prize at a ceremony at the Irish Embassy in London. The judges described the book as a ‘notable and arresting’ study that provides ‘a distinctively new perspective’ on […]

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