University of Cambridge English Virtual Graduate Conference 2021 – “O’ you wonder!”: Worldviews in pre-1750 literature – 17-18 April 2021

The early modern period witnessed a unique and rapid epistemological expansion as the world was ‘discovered’, colonised and conceptualised. Literature became a portal for experiencing this ever-expanding world and wondering at it. Our conference brings together interdisciplinary perspectives on the worlds and wonders being written before 1750. We will be joined by our keynote speaker, […]

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Sarah Jilani (AHRC-Newton Trust PhD candidate, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge) is named a New Generation Thinker 2021 by a joint committee of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the BBC

Sarah Jilani is a British-Turkish researcher and culture journalist who has studied films, fiction and art looking at subjectivity and decolonisation in post-independence (1950s-80s) Africa and South Asia. Her academic research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Literature/Film Quarterly, Women: A Cultural Review and Life Writing, while her freelance writing […]

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Cambridge Festival, Sat, 27 March 2021, 15:00 – 16:00 GMT, ZOOM, Rambert Dance Company in Conversation: a panel discussion with members of Rambert’s creative team, including dancers, about the creation of their acclaimed production Draw from Within

Draw from Within was one of the earliest new dance pieces created during the Covid-19 pandemic. It was a hugely ambitious work to create technically as it was conceived to be performed and consumed as a live stream globally. So rather than performing “in front of” cameras Rambert Dancers performed with cameras “within” the production, […]

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Call for abstracts for “O’ you wonder!”: Worldviews in pre-1750 literature. Virtual Graduate Conference, 17-18 April 2021, University of Cambridge, Faculty of English

We are now accepting abstracts for “O’ you wonder!”: Worldviews in Pre-1750 Literature.  This virtual conference will take place on 17th and 18th April 2021. The early modern period witnessed unique and rapid epistemological expansion, as the world was ‘discovered’, colonised and conceptualised. Literature became a portal by which to experience this ever-expanding world and […]

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