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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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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 […]Continue Reading
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 email@example.com This workshop is co-organised by Centre for Humanities Research and Department […]Continue Reading
Dr Priyamvada Gopal is one of eight black academics and cultural commentators asked by The Guardian to pick watershed moments and fearless people to be honoured in Black History Month. Dr Gopal chose George William Gordon as her unsung hero to celebrate. Link to Guardian article.Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
Dr Laura Davies and Dr Emma Salgard Cunha launched their new website and resource ‘A Good Death?’ today. Their project looks to the literature of the past to encourage new reflections on how individuals, including those closely affected by death and dying, can find languages and spaces to explore the idea of dying well, and […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
‘Bright Nights: Empire’ is an evening of discussions, sensory experiments, workshops, performances and demos to explore the legacy of Queen Victoria and Empire on the 200th anniversary of her birth year. Sarah Jilani speaks on how her field was shaped by the British Empire, and questions the makings of Englishness through literature. Link to event […]Continue Reading
This interdisciplinary conference on Rorty and his work is taking place on 12-13 September, at CRASSH. It features talks on, amongst other topics, Rorty’s interpretations; Rorty, Latour, criticism and method; Rorty’s storytelling; and on self-creation and human error. Link to website.Continue Reading