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.

You can browse by month or use the search function above the archive list at right.


Dr Fiona Green appointed an Editor of the Review of English Studies

Fiona Green joins Thomas Keymer, Juliette Atkinson, Colin Burrow, and Daniel Wakelin as an Editor of the Review of English Studies. RES was founded in 1925 to publish literary-historical research in all areas of English literature and the English language from the earliest period to the present. Link to the Review of English Studies.

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Dr Mary Newbould co-edits ‘Laurence Sterne’s “A Sentimental Journey”: A Legacy to the World’, published by Bucknell University Press, March 2021

Co-edited by M-C Newbould and W B Gerard, ‘Laurence Sterne’s A Sentimental Journey: A Legacy to the World’, is the first essay collection devoted exclusively to A Sentimental Journey and some of Sterne’s ‘lesser-known’ works, such as The Bramine’s Journal.  It partly represents the fruits of a conference organised by Dr Newbould at Jesus College […]

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On March 17, from 6pm to 8pm, the Ted Hughes Society, chaired by Dr Mark Wormald, and Pembroke College host an online seminar for their members to celebrate Ted Hughes’s ‘Crow’ at 50

Panellists include Marina Warner, Alice Oswald, Mark Cocker and Grzegorz Kwiatkowski; there will be contributions from a range of other writers and scholars. Registration is open to members of the Ted Hughes Society and its partner associations, and members of Pembroke College. Link to more details of the seminar, and details of how to become […]

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Tom Zille contributes a chapter to ‘Georgette Heyer, History, and Historical Fiction’ and speaks on a recorded Zoom panel to mark its publication by UCL Press on 25 February

Georgette Heyer, History, and Historical Fiction  is the first ever volume of essays on Georgette Heyer.  Tom Zille’s chapter is enitled ‘Georgette Heyer and the language of the historical novel’. Link to further information about ‘Georgette Heyer, History, and Historical Fiction’ Link to the Panel recording  (The recording will be released on the day of […]

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The Faculty of English takes part in The Cambridge Festival 2021, Friday 26 March-Sunday 4 April @Cambridge_Fest

The Cambridge Festival 2021 The new, interdisciplinary Cambridge Festival, which replaces the Cambridge Science Festival and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, will host an extensive series of free, online events between 26 March and 4 April this year. Link to The Cambridge Festival website: https://www.festival.cam.ac.uk/ Faculty of English Events American English: Dialogues in Dialect Available […]

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Meena Venkataramanan wins a Gates Scholarship to come to the Faculty next year to do an MPhil in Modern and Contemporary Literature

We are delighted to announce that Meena Venkataramanan has won a Gates Scholarship to come to the Faculty next year to do an MPhil in Modern and Contemporary Literature.  Current Gates Scholars in the Faculty include Thai-Catherine Matthews (who is enrolled in the MPhil in Medieval and Renaissance Literature), Jumana Esau (MPhil in Criticism and Culture) […]

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Dr Mina Gorji presents a paper entitled Lyric Quiet: Listening to “Frost at Midnight” as part of the Faculty of Music Colloquium Series, Wednesday 17 February, 5pm

This talk explores the experience and representation of quiet in Coleridge’s “Frost at Midnight” to ask broader questions about the ways poetry can register and express volume and sound dynamics. It offers historical contexts for understanding the poem including the development of musical and rhetorical notation for volume as well as accounts of shifting reading […]

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