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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The winner of the 2022 BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University to be announced on Tuesday 4 October

The names on the shortlist are: Kerry Andrew, Jenn Ashworth, Anna Bailey, Vanessa Onwuemezi, Saba Sams Jenn Ashworth, an alum of the Cambridge English Faculty and Professor of Creative Writing at Lancaster University, has this year published her fourth novel, Ghosted. Link to further information about the shortlisters: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3mQlv5FsMJPkqwmFw1wMDlW/meet-the-shortlist-2022  

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Juliette Bretan publishes an article in Engelsberg Ideas, September 2022

The article, ‘An unlikely artistic alliance: the wartime Britons who saved and celebrated German art’, is about a little-known exhibition of Mid-European Art in Leicester in 1944 which led to the creation of a permanent exhibition of German Expressionist works (including by Franz Marc and Käthe Kollwitz) in the city. Link to the article: An […]

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Graham Storey Lecture, Monday 24 October 2022

The 2022 Graham Storey Lecture will be held on 24 October at 5.15pm in Lady Mitchell Hall on the Sidgwick Site (CB3 9DE). This year’s lecture, “Art & Political Ecology: Extraction” will be given by Hazel V Carby, the Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and Professor Emeritus of […]

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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications (Deadline: 15 Aug 2022)

The Faculty of English and Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & 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 aims to help develop the award […]

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Dr Stephen Turton and Professor Charlotte Brewer (Oxford) launch Murray Scriptorium

Dr Stephen Turton and Prof Charlotte Brewer (Oxford) have launched MurrayScriptorium.org, an open-access edition of the correspondence of James Augustus Henry Murray (1837–1915), first chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. The edition is in its pilot phase and currently holds transcriptions of 88 letters that showcase the range of Murray’s correspondents: authors who explained […]

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