English Faculty News

The Faculty of English at Cambridge has a diverse and lively research
culture. 
In these pages, amongst other Faculty news, you can find information about the Faculty’s research activities, including: book publications (academic, creative and trade books); keynote and public lectures; media appearances; prizes and funding awarded; organisation of major conferences, symposia and exhibitions; public engagement events, and more.

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Dr Edward Allen has won the Marianne Moore Society Annual Essay Prize for his article in Twentieth-Century Literature, ‘”Spenser’s Ireland”, December 1941: Scripting a Response’

The judges this year summarised the award: ‘Allen’s essay tells the story of Moore’s visit to Harvard during the week after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and details how the pressure of the moment inflected her reading of “Spenser’s Ireland” recorded there. The essay gives us new ways to think about ongoing issues of interest […]

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CFP for ‘Revolutionary Papers: Counter-Institutions, Politics and Culture in Periodicals of the Global South’, a collaboration between the Cambridge Faculty of English and University of Western Cape, South Africa.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Revolutionary Papers: Counter-Institutions, Politics and Culture in Periodicals of the Global South Date: Thursday 23 April – Friday 24 April 2020 Venue: Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape, South Africa Deadline for Abstracts: 30 November 2019 to revolutionarypapers@gmail.com This workshop is co-organised by Centre for Humanities Research and Department […]

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A Great Recorded History: A Queer Cambridge Audio Trail

Join us to celebrate the launch of this exciting new queer Cambridge audio trail. Created by Dr Diarmuid Hester (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in English) this free, self-guided one-hour audio trail reveals the rich and often radical history of LGBTQ+ Cambridge. Explore the city’s long-forgotten queer spaces and places, guided by the memories of queer […]

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Dr Jason Scott-Warren suggests that the handwriting on a Shakespeare First Folio in Philadelphia matches that of the ‘Paradise Lost’ poet, John Milton, September 2019

Scholars believe that they have identified John Milton’s copy of the First Folio of Shakespeare. This copy of the first large-format (folio) edition of Shakespeare’s plays, published in 1623, has been housed in the Free Library of Philadelphia since 1944, when it was donated to the library by the Widener family. It has been known […]

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