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 Sophie Read and Dr Claudia Tobin contribute to ‘Sorted!’, a brand new festival of talks at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, 25-27 September 2018

‘Sorted!’, a brand new festival launched by Cambridge University Botanic Garden to celebrate the opening of the Rising Path, brings together artists and art historians, botanic garden experts, scientists, historians, curators, horticulturalists, researchers and writers in order to explore how we sort and organise the natural world. Each day of the Festival is themed to […]

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Dr Edward Allen gives Keynote Lecture at ‘Symposium of Sound’, Durham University, September 2018

Dr Edward Allen gives a keynote lecture at the ‘Symposium of Sound’ in Durham (3-4 September 2018). His lecture is entitled ‘Catching that Jingling Feeling’. https://symposiumofsound.wordpress.com/conference-programme/ An interview with Dr Edward Allen, in which he explains how he first become interested in sound studies, is available here: https://symposiumofsound.wordpress.com/blog/

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Dr Sarah Dillon on Literary Criticism at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, part of the BBC Student Critics’ Awards with First Story and Cambridge University

On Thursday 16th August, Dr Sarah Dillon joined Mariella Frostrup and other guests for a special edition of BBC Radio 4’s Open Book on literary criticism at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The event was part of the Faculty’s participation in the BBC National Student Critics’ Award with First Story and Cambridge University, details of […]

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Bethany Dubow awarded the 2018 Kinsella Poetry Prize

Bethany Dubow has been awarded the 2018 Kinsella Poetry Prize, hosted by Churchill College and the Cambridge English Faculty. The prize was judged by Lee Ann Brown, a practising poet and outgoing Judith E Wilson Poetry fellow, and Tim Cribb, fellow of Churchill College. The prize is open to all students in statu pupillari at […]

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Booking open: ‘Reading Walter de la Mare, 1873-1956: “a voice which has no fellow”’ , 20-21 September 2018

You are warmly invited to attend the first international conference on Walter de la Mare’s works. The programme includes an exciting line-up of talks, with plenty of opportunity for discussion. There will also be a pop-up exhibition by Professor Jacqueline Reid-Walsh (Pennsylvania State University) in collaboration with Carolina Rabei, illustrator of Faber and Faber’s children’s […]

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Dr Sophie Seita wins a Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Award, July 2018

The Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards were set up to recognise and reward those who undertake quality engagement with research. Each winner receives a £1000 personal prize and a trophy. Seita produced a collaborative multi-media creative project that combined experimental performances, lecture performances, poetry, publications, and installations; both emerging from and feeding back into […]

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Dr Trudi Tate organises summer courses for Literature Cambridge, July 2018

Trudi Tate has organised two summer courses for Literature Cambridge. Virginia Woolf and Politics was held at Wolfson College, 1-6 July, and Women Writers: Emily Bronte to Elizabeth Bowen took place at Homerton College, 8-13 July. There were lectures, seminars, supervisions, and excursions to places of interest in Cambridge. Enthusiastic students aged from 17 to […]

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‘Poetry and Vision in Early Modern England’ by Dr Jane Partner, published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2018

Poetry and Vision in Early Modern England https://www.amazon.co.uk/Poetry-Vision-England-Literature-History/dp/3319710168/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1527444157&sr=8-4&keywords=poetry+and+vision This book reveals the ways in which seventeenth-century poets used models of vision taken from philosophy, theology, scientific optics, political polemic and the visual arts to scrutinize the nature of individual perceptions and to examine poetry’s own relation to truth. Drawing on archival research, Poetry and Vision […]

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