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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Dr Sarah Haggarty publishes new book on William Blake, March 2019

William Blake in Context has just been published by Cambridge University Press.  Its thirty eight essays, written by an international team of scholars, offer new interpretations and detailed analysis of a range of Blake’s work, from song to myth to critical prose and more, including his drawings, engravings, illustrations, paintings, manuscripts, and of course, illuminated […]

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Funding won from CRASSH to run a conference on ‘Philosophy, Poetry, and Utopian Politics – The Relevance of Richard Rorty’

Title of conference: Philosophy, Poetry, and Utopian Politics – The Relevance of Richard Rorty Lead convenor: Elin Danielsen Huckerby, PhD student, English, Magdalene Co-convenors: Céline Henne and Erlend Owesen, PhD students at HPS, and Nick Devlin, PhD student at POLIS Sponsor: Dr Ross Wilson, English, Trinity Dates: 12-13 of September 2019 In March, CRASSH agreed […]

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Dr Louise Joy publishes ‘Literature’s Children: The Critical Child and the Art of Idealization’ (Bloomsbury Academic, February 2019)

Louise Joy publishes Literature’s Children: The Critical Child and the Art of Idealization (Bloomsbury Academic, February 2019). The book brings into dialogue ideas from literary theory and the philosophy of education, drawing in particular on the work of the philosopher John Dewey, to provide a new account of the complex relations between literary aesthetics and […]

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