Dr Rebecca Anne Barr is awarded the 2022-23 Crausaz Wordsworth Interdisciplinary Fellowship in Philosophy at CRASSH

The aim of the Fellowship is to enable scholars developing interests in philosophical study from an interdisciplinary perspective to spend additional time exploring these.  Dr Barr’s project is on ‘Philosophies of Laughter in Eighteenth-Century Women’s Fiction’. Once designated the ‘Age of Reason’, the eighteenth century has been recast in recent work as the ‘Age of […]

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‘Forms of Late Modernist Lyric’, edited by Edward Allen, and featuring the work of several members of the Faculty of English, is published by Liverpool University press, November 2021

A collection of essays entitled Forms of Late Modernist Lyric has been published by Liverpool University Press. Edited by Edward Allen, and featuring the work of several members of the Faculty of English – Ruth Abbott, Fiona Green, Drew Milne, Esther Osorio Whewell, and Sophie Read – the collection makes the case for a variegated theory of […]

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‘Oh, to Be a Painter!’ Claudia Tobin selects and introduces a collection of Virginia Woolf’s writings on the visual arts

The twentieth volume in David Zwirner Books’ ekphrasis series (published late November 2021), this collection of Virginia Woolf’s writings on the visual arts offers a whole new perspective on the author. Despite wide interest in Woolf’s writings, and in the artists and art critics in her Bloomsbury circle, there is no accessible edition or selection of […]

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New book published, co-edited by Dr Mathelinda Nabugodi – ‘Thinking Through Relation: Encounters in Creative Critical Writing’, November 2021

Thinking Through Relation: Encounters in Creative Critical Writing Edited by Florian Mussgnug, Mathelinda Nabugodi and Thea Petrou This book is an offering: it contains eighteen essays in honour of Timothy Mathews, written by leading scholars in the fields of French, Comparative Literature, Visual Culture and Creative Critical Writing. These essays examine the power of serendipitous […]

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New Book Published: Sarah Dillon’s Storylistening: Narrative Evidence and Public Reasoning

Professor Sarah Dillon’s new book is published today with Routledge, entitled Storylistening: Narrative Evidence and Public Reasoning. Co-authored with Dr Claire Craig, former Head of the Government Office for Science and Vice-President (Evidence) of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), Storylistening makes the case for the urgent need to take stories seriously in […]

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Dr Harry McCarthy (Jesus) is featured on an upcoming BBC Radio 4 programme on teaching novels in the contemporary university (2 November, 11.30am)

The second in a three-part series titled Pride or Prejudice: How We Read Now and presented by Professor Abigail Williams (University of Oxford), the programme explores the reading and teaching of novels in an era of content warnings, cancel culture and calls to decolonise the curriculum. Dr McCarthy is one of several academics who contributed […]

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