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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Cambridge Festival of Creative Writing, in connection with the BBC Short Story Competition, Madingley Hall, 7 July 2018

Join us for this one-day event on 7 July at Madingley Hall, featuring talks, seminars, panel discussions and workshops by leading short story writers, academics and representatives from the world of publishing. Some sessions are free to attend, and there will be book signings throughout the day. Speakers include: Michèle Roberts, Irenosen Okojie, Zoe Gilbert, Tibor Fischer, Sarah […]

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