Resounding Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Symposium

Resounding Dylan Thomas Saturday 11 October 2014 – Faculty of​​ English 2014 marks the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth. As such, it provides an ideal opportunity to reevaluate a body of work that has for too long precluded scholarly consensus. The sticking point has always been a biographical one. Thomas’s untimely death in New York in 1953 […]

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Whither Political Theatre? – Cambridge Conference for a Poetics of Critical Political Theatre in Europe

Whither Political Theatre? Cambridge Conference for a Poetics of Critical Political Theatre in Europe. 19-20 Sept, St John’s College. The conference was sponsored by the British Academy as a BA Regional Event. Organising Committee: Dr Eva Urban, Dr Drew Milne, FBA Professor John Kerrigan. Keynote speakers included John Kerrigan & Eva Urban, from the Cambridge English Faculty, […]

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English Renaissance Poetics: Online Bibliography of Texts and Sources

English Renaissance Poetics: An Online Bibliography of Texts and Sources – a £20k Cambridge Humanities Research Grants funded project lead by Dr Gavin Alexander ran from January to September 2014. ‘There has been too little engagement among literary scholars with early modern ways of thinking about imaginative literature. One major contributory factor is the difficulty […]

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Poetry, Memory and Performance – Exploring memorisation, performance and the embodied knowledge of poetry.

Poetry, Memory and Performance 23rd – 24th March 2015 Homerton College, University of Cambridge Keynote speakers: Catherine Robson and Iain McGilchrist This interdisciplinary conference organised by the The Poetry and Memory Project will bring together researchers, educationalists, poets and performers with the aim of opening dialogue about the place and value of memorisation and recitation. […]

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CUSU Teaching Excellence Awards

Dr Alex da Costa was a Winner and Dr Sarah Haggarty received a Special Mention in the Lecturer category of the recent CUSU Teaching Excellence Awards. These awards were inaugurated this year to celebrate excellent teaching and student engagement. Students were given the opportunity to nominate lecturers, supervisors, administrators and other staff whom they considered to be exemplary teachers and […]

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Congratulations to Ellie Lavan!

The English Faculty would like to offer our congratulations to PhD Student, Ellie Lavan; this year’s national first-prize winner of the British Association for Irish Studies Postgraduate Essay Competition. The competition is open to graduate students researching topics in Irish Studies across all disciplines. Ms Lavan attended an awards ceremony hosted by the Irish Ambassador, […]

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Using, Misusing and Abusing Latin in the Early Modern Period

Dr Andrew Taylor delivered the keynote address at  the University of Warwick’s, ‘Using, Misusing and Abusing Latin in the Early Modern Period’ conference, Friday 25th-26th April 2014. The conference was hosted by the Queen Mary University, the University of Warwick IAS Classical Reception Network and the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance.

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