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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Dr Sophie Seita invited to Lecture at Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (Berlin, July 2018)

Sophie Seita is among this year’s faculty for the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art in Berlin, whose programme focuses on Art and the Poetics of Praxis in Cognitive Capitalism in 2018. Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (SFSIA) is a nomadic, intensive summer academy with shifting programs in contemporary critical theory. SFSIA stresses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the relationship between art and […]

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Dr Sophie Seita’s Work Selected for Art Night London 7 July 2018

Dr Sophie Seita presents an installation and performance of Emilia Galotti’s Colouring Book of Feelings. The project combines poetic dialogue, choreography, sculptural garments, text, projections, video, and audio recordings. Funded by a Public Engagement Starter Grant and Cambridge Humanities Research Grant. Details: 7 July 2018 Performance: 8pm Installation: 6pm-midnight Venue: Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Floor […]

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Dr Laura Davies and Dr Emma Salgård Cunha edit special edition of the ‘Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies’, June 2018

Dr Laura Davies and Dr Emma Salgård Cunha have edited a special edition of the Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. It is entitled ‘Writing Eighteenth-Century Religion’ and includes an article by Dr Philip Connell, ‘Afterword: Writing Religion and the Genealogy of the Literary Aesthetic’. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/17540208/2018/41/2

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Registration open for ‘Paper-Stuff: Materiality, Technology and Invention’, University of Cambridge, Faculty of English, 10-11 September 2018

Paper-Stuff: Materiality, Technology and Invention 10-11 September 2018 University of Cambridge, Faculty of English Under the auspices of the Centre for Material Texts and the Writing Britain Conference Series The introduction of paper to the West was a major technological innovation that transformed the ways in which texts of all kinds were transmitted. Having proved […]

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