Emma Gomis coedits ‘New Weathers: Poetics from the Naropa Archive’

The collection of lectures, transcribed from the audio archives of Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program, edited by Emma Gomis and Anne Waldman, is published by Nightboat Books. The official release date for the publication is 8 November. The book can be preordered here: https://nightboat.org/book/new-weathers/ The editors will be doing a virtual launch with City Lights […]

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Dr Diarmuid Hester goes On the Road with Penguin Classics podcast 

Dr Diarmuid Hester (Emmanuel) was a special guest on a recent episode of On the Road with Penguin Classics podcast. He joined the charming host Henry Elliot for a walk around Cambridge and a meander through E.M. Forster’s classic novel Maurice. Dr Hester’s new book Nothing Ever Just Disappears, a history of LGBTQ culture through […]

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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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Dr Stephen Turton and Professor Charlotte Brewer (Oxford) launch Murray Scriptorium

Dr Stephen Turton and Prof Charlotte Brewer (Oxford) have launched MurrayScriptorium.org, an open-access edition of the correspondence of James Augustus Henry Murray (1837–1915), first chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. The edition is in its pilot phase and currently holds transcriptions of 88 letters that showcase the range of Murray’s correspondents: authors who explained […]

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Dr May Hawas wins the Balakian Prize for ‘Politicising World Literature: Egypt, Between Pedagogy and the Public’, June 2022

Dr May Hawas’s Politicising World Literature: Egypt, Between Pedagogy and the Public has been awarded the Balakian Prize 2022. According to the jury, “Hawas’s book is a critical work of remarkable originality that is consistently analytical and argumentative in its presentation of ideas, with a strong comparative perspective”. Link to announcement about the prize. Link to […]

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