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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Dr Ross Wilson speaks at ‘The Forms of Criticism’, UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, Saturday 27 April

Further to the publication of his book Critical Forms and Jonathan Kramnick’s Criticism and Truth in 2023, Ross Wilson will join Jonathan Kramnick, Irina Dumitrescu, Thomas Karshan, Yvette Siegert, Lucy Newlyn, Ryan Ruby, and Jenny Davidson for a day-long symposium at UCL’s Institute of Advanced Studies to discuss the forms of criticism and whether criticism can be […]

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Eva Dema awarded the Review of English Studies Essay Prize

Eva Dema has been awarded the 2023 Review of English Studies Essay Prize for her article ‘‘Sacred to the Memory’: Thomas Hardy’s Tombstones’. Launched in 1999, the prize is awarded annually to an article on any topic of English literature or the English language from the earliest period to the present, and is open to […]

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Textile – digital workshop, 23 April 2024

Textiles are material objects, which are produced according to well-planned processes. Such a procedural nature favours multiple analogies between textiles and digitality – and raises, at the same time, resistance to these very associations. Weaving has become, in current discourse, a convenient ancestor of computing. By connecting computer history to a material craft, textiles offer […]

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A feature documentary on radical filmmaker and performance artist Jack Smith by Dr Diarmuid Hester (Emmanuel) has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3

Dr Hester’s programme focuses on Smith’s incendiary 1963 film ‘Flaming Creatures’, which was banned in the US and championed by the likes of Susan Sontag. It features interviews with film historian J Hoberman and performance artist Penny Arcade, and a visit to Smith’s archive at the Fales Library and Special Collections (facilitated by a Faculty […]

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Faust Shop 2.0 premieres at the Cambridge Festival, March 2024

On Saturday 16 March, members of the public were invited to participate in the mixed-reality production of ‘Faust Shop 2.0’ at Cambridge Central Library in a performance directed and produced by CDH Associates Dr Annja Neumann and Alex Mentzel for the Cambridge Festival. Participants were introduced to Homunculus – a digital, multi-dimensional artificial life created […]

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Dr Siddharth Soni contributes to Cambridge Imagines 2024

Dr Siddharth Soni contributes to Cambridge Imagines 2024, a fascinating series of short films with researchers at Cambridge who are imagining the future. Dr Soni was the Isaac Newton Trust Fellow at Cambridge Digital Humanities (CDH) and the Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH). He lectures in many areas of modern […]

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Code As Conversation: Transmedia Dialogues Around Critical Code Studies, Saturday 1 June, SG1 Alison Richard Building

Code As Conversation: Transmedia Dialogues Around Critical Code Studies, a one-day conference on 1 June at Cambridge Digital Humanities – interested in the conversational capacities of code – opens for registration on Thursday 4 April Keynote: Critiquing Code Alignment: Tracing “Forward Alignment” and “Backward Alignment” in Critical Code Studies, David Berry (Professor of Digital Humanities, […]

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