Following a successful bid for a competitive research grant, Dr Mary Newbould begins a new collaborative research project: ‘The Eighteenth-Century British Novel and the Arts’

‘The Eighteenth-Century British Novel and the Arts’ is supported by a 3-year ‘Opus’ grant awarded by NCN, the Polish government-funded National Science Centre. It involves a collaboration between Kazimierz Wielki University (Bydgoszcz) and Poznań University with some significant research outputs: besides conference activity and journal articles, Dr Newbould will co-edit a major collection of essays […]

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Launch of the Cambridge Foundation Year in the Arts and Humanities

The Cambridge Foundation Year is a free and fully-funded one-year residential course designed to offer a stepping stone to Cambridge for those who have experienced educational disadvantage. If you want to pursue further study in the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences, are ordinarily resident in the UK, and circumstances have prevented you from realising your […]

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Alexander Freer’s book ‘Wordsworth’s Unremembered Pleasure’ is published by Oxford University Press, October 2020

Wordsworth’s Unremembered Pleasure (Oxford UP, 2020) investigates Wordsworth’s sustained interest in unnoticed, retrospective and “unremembered” pleasure. Reading Wordsworth with and against the psychoanalytic tradition of reading for unconscious trauma, it recovers Wordsworth’s distinct interest in forgotten and unremembered things, and uses romanticism’s anti-traumatic forms as a resource for rethinking wider questions of aesthetic pleasure and compositional […]

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