Lotte Reinbold, PhD Candidate in English has been awarded a David Almond fellowship for research into ideas of the medieval in the writing of Diana Wynne Jones. The fellowship will allow Lotte to visit the archives of Seven Stories, a children’s literature museum in Newcastle, where she will have access to the Diana Wynne Jones papers, including manuscripts and personal correspondence. […]Continue Reading
Dr Laura Wright will be a plenary speaker at the 3rd Southern Englishes Workshop at University College London on February 19-20 2016. Hosted by the Linguistics Department at UCL, the Workshop will explore historical and synchronic dialectology, historical and synchronic sociolinguistics, language contact, multilingualism, dialect in literature, and other areas relevant to English and varieties of English […]Continue Reading
Dr Bonnie Lander Johnson’s new book Chastity in Early Stuart Literature and Culture is published with Cambridge University Press. In the book, Lander Johnson explores early modern ideas of chastity, demonstrating how crucial early Stuart thinking on chastity was to political, medical, theological and moral debates, and that it was also a virtue that governed […]Continue Reading
Between 2003 and 2009 Dr. James Riley ran a series of DIY film shows, events and film tours across the UK. He’s now writing up this long, strange trip in the form of a psychogeographical travelogue with the working title of Road Movies. A key influence on the project was the site-specific work of Craig […]Continue Reading
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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In his role as current Gresham Professor of Music, Professor Christopher Page continues his series of lectures on medieval music, all of which are available to watch via YouTube on the Gresham College website.Continue Reading
Throughout March and April 2016, Dr Laura Wright co-hosts BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth, a series which explores the world of words and the ways in which we use them. Listen to Michael Rosen and Dr Wright discussing Shakespearean speech with Linguist David Crystal in a clip from the Radio 4 in Four podcast.Continue Reading
Dr Edward Allen, Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College, has been awarded a Medical-Humanities Small Grant from The Wellcome Trust for a project entitled ‘Ear Pieces: Listening, Diagnosing, Writing – 1815-2015’. The grant will enable Dr Allen to undertake archival research in the US in Summer 2016, and to run an international conference in September 2016 in the Faculty of […]Continue Reading
An installation that ran at Corpus Christi College Chapel during the Festival of Ideas in 2015, ‘Lichen Ohms Seriatim’–created by Drew Milne, Tom Hall, and Barry Byford and partially funded by the Faculty’s Judith E Wilson Fund–is gaining new popularity this week after the Raspberry Pi Blog posted about its use of the single-board computer […]Continue Reading
Earliest attempts at colour printing in the West are on display for the first time at British Museum exhibition of German Renaissance Colour Woodcuts curated by British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Elizabeth Savage. A new exhibition at the British Museum examines the earliest attempts to incorporate colour into printmaking in the 1400s and 1500s in […]Continue Reading