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 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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CALL FOR PAPERS: New Postcolonial Concerns: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Workshop, 15 June 2019, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge. Keynote Speaker: Ruvani Ranasinha (KCL). Abstracts due: 14 April 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: New Postcolonial Concerns: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Workshop 15 June 2019 | Faculty of English, University of Cambridge Keynote Speaker: Ruvani Ranasinha (KCL)  Abstracts due: 14 April 2019 ****** Our planet faces testing times. The challenges ahead increasingly converge: the destruction of our global environment and its uneven impact, the transnational ascension of […]

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Crossroads of Knowledge team present a panel on ‘Knowledge at the Crossroads’ at the Renaissance Society of America’s Annual Conference in Toronto, March 17-19, 2019

Crossroads of Knowledge team present a panel on ‘Knowledge at the Crossroads’ at the Renaissance Society of America’s Annual Conference in Toronto, March 17-19, 2019 https://rsa.confex.com/rsa/2019/meetingapp.cgi/Session/1770 March 19, 2-3.30, Knowledge at the Crossroads. Organiser, Chair and Respondent: Subha Mukherji. Speakers: Joe Jarrett, George Oppitz-Trotman, Regina Schwartz .

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Professor Steven Connor’s book ‘The Madness of Knowledge: On Wisdom, Ignorance and Fantasies of Knowing’ is published by Reaktion, 11th March 2019

Steven Connor’s book The Madness of Knowledge: On Wisdom, Ignorance and Fantasies of Knowing is published by Reaktion on 11th March. The book is a psychopathology of intellectual life, which explores the emotional inner life of knowledge—the lusts, fantasies, dreams, and fears that the idea of knowing provokes. It includes discussions of the imperious will […]

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Dr Amy Morris joins artists, activists, and scholars to launch the book ‘Thinking Home: Interdisciplinary Dialogues’, Essex Book Festival, Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex, 12 March 2019

Amy Morris joins artists, activists and scholars at the Essex Book Festival on 12 March 2019. She will be participating in a roundtable, during an evening of film, poetry, photography and discussion to launch the book Thinking Home: Interdisciplinary Dialogues edited by Sanja Bahun and Bojana Petrić. The event will take place in the Lakeside […]

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