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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Trudi Tate organised two summer courses for Literature Cambridge: Virginia Woolf’s Gardens, 14-19 July 2019 and Fictions of Home: Jane Austen to Contemporary Refugee Writers, 21-26 July 2019.

The courses were attended by people from all over the world, with lectures, seminars, supervisions, talks, and visits to places of literary interest around Cambridge. Teachers included current and past Faculty members Oliver Goldstein, Alison Hennegan, Karina Jakubowicz, Isobel Maddison, Suzanne Raitt, Corinna Russell, Trudi Tate, Clare Walker Gore, and Kabe Wilson. Next year’s summer […]

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A conversation between Hana Morgenstern and Sophie Seita to celebrate the launch of Sophie Seita’s ‘Provisional Avant-Gardes: Little Magazine Communities from Dada to Digital’, 6pm-8pm, Tenderbooks, Covent Garden, 14 August 2019

Literary Magazines and Communities: From the Anti-Colonial to the Avant-Garde A conversation between Hana Morgenstern and Sophie Seita to celebrate the launch of Sophie Seita’s Provisional Avant-Gardes: Little Magazine Communities from Dada to Digital (Stanford University Press, 2019). Followed by a drinks reception. Sophie Seita is an artist and academic whose practice spans text- and […]

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Dr Jennifer Wallace interviewed by ‘Kathimerini’, July 2019

Dr Jennifer Wallace was the subject of an interview feature in ‘Kathimerini’,  the main Greek newspaper, as part of their regular series ‘Lunch with Kathimerini’. Link to the article. An English translation of this interview has also been published by ‘Kathimerini’ and it has been syndicated in the ‘New York Times International Edition’. Link to […]

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Dr Laura Davies runs a two-day public event exploring literature, death and dying, Cambridge Central Library, 19-20 July 2019

Dr Laura Davies (King’s College) is running a two-day public event on death and literature at Cambridge Central Library, Friday 19 July-Saturday 20 July.   The event, which includes workshops, activities, archaeology, is part of What is a good death?, a research and public impact project at the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, bringing past […]

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CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Climate Fictions / Indigenous Studies’, 24-25 January 2020, University of Cambridge

Critical Indigenous studies can neither be perceived as niche, nor trivialized as topical. In the way climate-capitalism has become an existential threat, a sincere engagement with Indigenous knowledges has become ineluctable. This conference seeks to initiate a multidisciplinary conversation on climate change, as conceived by, and re-inscribed within, Indigenous literatures. So far within the small […]

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Dr Sophie Seita’s monograph ‘Provisional Avant-Gardes’ out now from Stanford University Press, July 2019

Sophie Seita, Provisional Avant-Gardes: Little Magazine Communities from Dada to Digital (Stanford University Press, 2019) What would it mean to be avant-garde today? Arguing against the notion that the avant-garde is dead or confined to historically “failed” movements, this book offers a more dynamic and inclusive theory of avant-gardes that accounts for how they work […]

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Sophie Seita performs Les Bijoux Indiscrets, or, Paper Tigers, 4.30pm, Saturday 6 July, SPACE, Mare St, Hackney

LIVE PERFORMANCE Sophie Seita performs Les Bijoux Indiscrets, or, Paper Tigers 4.30pm Sat 6 Jul, SPACE Mare St with: Emma Attwood, Prudence Bussey-Chamberlain, Simone Kearney, Erin Robinsong, Jocelyn Spaar, and Naomi Woo In her closing performance, artist Sophie Seita explores a whimsical and magical world of female friendship and immodesty, where jewels sing and books talk […]

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