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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Avani Tandon Vieira, Lauryn Anderson and colleague Anna Corrigan present ‘activist/aesthetics’, June 2nd 2023

Avani Tandon Vieira (4th year PhD student) and Lauryn Anderson (2nd Year PhD student) have organised, along with their colleague Anna Corrigan in the Centre for Latin America Studies, the one day hybrid conference ‘activist/aesthetics’, to take place online and in Cambridge on June 2. The conference, which will bring together scholars, artists, practitioners and activists to reflect on the ‘aesthetic’ […]

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David Clifford hosts ‘Overcoming Class Barriers at Cambridge’ Symposium, Homerton College, 9-11 June 2023

Symposium, Homerton College, 9-11 June 2023. Free (via EventBrite; link below)   ‘Overcoming Class Barriers at Cambridge’   This symposium aims to draw focus onto the experiences of students and academics from non-traditional, and in particular working-class, social backgrounds. Definitions of this are fluid, but would commonly include being first-generation, state-educated, and perhaps from schools/communities […]

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Four Cut Sunflowers Preview shows for the Official Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club Edinburgh Fringe Play 2023

FOUR CUT SUNFLOWERS AT CORPUS PLAYROOM    https://www.adctheatre.com/sunflowers  15th and 17th June 2023, 9:30pm Preview shows for the Official Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club Edinburgh Fringe Play 2023 Four Cut Sunflowers:  Van Gogh, stock image ‘ When light and dark converge, it is an act of creation…’.  It’s the mid-19th century and Europe is being transformed by […]

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Dr Leo Mellor speaks at the University of Regensburg on June 7th: The Apocalyptic Pastoral: Richard Jefferies’ After London; or Wild England (1885)

Dr Leo Mellor will speak at the University of Regensburg on June 7th on: ‘The Apocalyptic Pastoral: the significance of Richard Jefferies’ After London; or Wild England (1885). The lecture traces a strand of British literature and art in the twentieth-century, one which used the visionary nature of Jefferies’ thought experiment and imagined other cities […]

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Launch of a special issue of Criticism, June 2023

What‘s Critical About Critical Bibliography?: A discussion launching a special issue of Criticism edited by Kate Ozment and Lisa Maruca. Featuring an article by Dr Georgina Wilson,Research Fellow in Early Modern English Literature, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge 20 June, 5pm-6.15pm, BST. Online Registration https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/7XlM2tyS82WvvQDjJf_Vcg?t=1683643754

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Book Launch and ECA Publishing Workshop: The People of Print: Seventeenth-Century England, June 2023

Book Launch and ECA Publishing Workshop: The People of Print: Seventeenth-Century England   In collaboration with the Centre for Printing History and Culture, Kaley Kramer, Adam James Smith, and Rachel Stenner invite you to join a virtual book launch for The People of Print: Seventeenth-Century England. The first in a series profiling under-studied figures in the book and print trades, this collection is now out with CUP. The book […]

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Reem Abbas wins the 2022 RES essay prize

Reem Abbas’s MPhil thesis (graduated 2020) has won the Review of English Studies Essay Prize 2022. The print article is called ‘A “Polyphonic Score”: Basil Bunting’s Persian Condensations’ and can be read here. Reem Abbas is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of English and Jesus College.

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