Dr Marcus Waithe, College Librarian, represented Magdalene College at the RIBA Stirling Prize 2022 Ceremony on 13 October

At the ceremony, Magdalene College’s new library was named the UK’s best new building, winning the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture. As College Librarian, and a Director of Magdalene College’s Design and Build company, Dr Waithe showed round the awards judges and wrote the client statement for the RIBA Stirling Prize winning New Library. […]

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Prof. Michael D. Hurley lectures at the G. K. Chesterton Inaugural Conference, Notre Dame London Global Gateway, 28th Oct. 2022

G.K. Chesterton Conference: The Polymath The inaugural Notre Dame London Chesterton Conference focuses on G.K. Chesterton as a man with an array of interests and gifts, and celebrates the dedication of the newly opened G.K. Chesterton Collection housed at the Notre Dame London Global Gateway. Chesterton was a genuine polymath who wrote prolifically on philosophy, […]

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Professorship of English (2001)

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of English (2001) invite applications for this Professorship from those whose work is connected with any aspect of Anglophone literature to take up appointment on 1 October 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. Link to further information and to apply. Closing date: 15 December 2022.

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Workshop announcement – ‘Working with Film Archives: a Decolonial Approach’, Thursday 27 October 2022, 16:00-19:00 BST, Faculty of English Drama Studio

Working with Film Archives: a Decolonial Approach Thu, 27 October 2022, 16:00 – 19:00 BST Faculty of English Drama Studio (basement level) Faculty of English Cambridge CB3 9DP ‘Working with Film Archives: a Decolonial Approach’ is a Workshop featuring the films of two documentarians. We will be screening Ilana Navaro’s Josephine Baker: Une Icone Noire […]

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Conference announcement: ‘The Functions of Criticism’, 19-20 May 2023, University of Cambridge.

‘The Functions of Criticism’ will be a two-day conference held on 19-20 May 2023, at the University of Cambridge. The keynotes will be Rita Felski (University of Virginia), Jonathan Kramnick (Yale University), and Sarah Dillon (University of Cambridge), with further speakers to be announced. This event will be an interdisciplinary conference exploring questions of function, […]

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Prof Angela Leighton, Dr Anna Nickerson, and Dr Yui Kajita publish ‘Walter de la Mare: Critical Appraisals’ (Liverpool University Press, 2022)

This volume provides a major assessment of the work of Walter de la Mare, and promises to restore his reputation as one of the most memorably haunting of poets, as well as a peculiarly unnerving writer of ghost stories. The collection includes wide-ranging essays on de la Mare’s poetry, stories, novels, reviews, and lectures, as well as […]

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Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme 2023 – Now Open (deadline 19th December 2022)

The Faculty of English and Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic welcome applications from potential applicants for the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme 2023. The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (ECF) is a highly prestigious and competitive, post-doctoral award for researchers who are near the start of their career. The Leverhulme Trust awards approximately 143 three-year […]

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