Ross Wilson runs a five-week reading group for students at HMP Whitemoor as part of the ‘Learning Together’ initiative

Ross Wilson will be running a five-week reading group for students at HMP Whitemoor, near March, starting on Monday, 28th October. The group will discuss Charlotte Brontë’s last (and greatest) novel, Villette, and is conducted under the auspices of the ‘Learning Together’ initiative, based at the Institute of Criminology. Link to ‘Learning Together’ website .

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Anna-Maria Hartmann’s ‘English Mythography in its European Context 1500-1650’ wins the Roland H. Bainton Literature Prize 2019

Anna-Maria Hartmann, Lecturer and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, has been awarded the Roland H. Bainton Prize 2019 for the best book on early modern literature published in the previous year for her monograph English Mythography in its European Context 1500-1650 (OUP). The prize, named in honour of Roland H. Bainton, who was Titus Street […]

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Dr James Riley co-edits ‘The 1960s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction’

Co-edited with Philip Tew and Melanie Seddon and published by Bloomsbury, The 1960s is the latest in the highly regarded ‘Decades’ series, an ongoing set of volumes focusing on each decade of the twentieth century. The 1960s were the “swinging decade”: a newly energised youth culture went hand-in-hand with new technologies, expanding educational opportunities, new […]

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Volunteers from the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic take part in a storytelling event for families as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2019

Volunteers from the ASNC Department will be performing legends of giants, gods and dragons adapted from medieval literature at a storytelling event for families hosted by the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on Wednesday 23 October.   All are welcome. This is the running order of stories: St. Carannog and the Dragon Beowulf the Warrior King […]

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Laura Davies’ project ‘A Good Death’ receives £1000 from the ESRC to host a public event on Saturday 2 November 2019

Laura Davies’ project ‘A Good Death’ has received £1000 from the Economic and Social Research Council for a collaborative public event with the Duckworth Laboratory and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. They are hosting an interdisciplinary evening of events on Saturday 2nd November at the MAA called ‘Deathly Encounters’. Full details and eventbrite here: […]

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Professor Steven Connor’s new book ‘Giving Way: Thoughts on Unappreciated Dispositions’ published by Stanford University Press, October 2019

In a world that promotes assertion, agency, and empowerment, this book challenges us to revalue a range of actions and attitudes that have come to be disregarded or dismissed as merely passive. Mercy, resignation, politeness, restraint, gratitude, abstinence, losing well, apologizing, taking care: today, such behaviors are associated with negativity or lack. But the capacity […]

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