Events in English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies

  

Shakespearean comedy and the boundaries of Europe

Shakespearean comedy and the boundaries of Europe
Date
02/10/2014
Description
Shakespeare Institute Seminar given by Professor Micheal Dobson.

Humorous Comedy and the Melancholy Jakes

Humorous Comedy and the Melancholy Jakes
Date
09/10/2014
Description
Shakespeare Institute Seminar given by Dr Erin Sullivan (Shakespeare Institute).

Shakespeare Unbard

Shakespeare Unbard
Date
14/10/2014
Description
Explore how societies over time have celebrated Shakespeare and his relevance to individuals and communities today.

Shakespeare and the idea of national theatre

Shakespeare and the idea of national theatre
Date
14/10/2014
Description
Professor Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute and Professor of Shakespeare Studies, delivers his inaugural lecture.

Tasmina Perry

Tasmina Perry
Date
14/10/2014
Description
Tasmina returns to campus to talk about studying Law, her adventures in magazine journalism and finding the right career to suit your skill set.

The timeline of novel writing

The timeline of novel writing
Date
15/10/2014
Description
Novelist and creative writing tutor Andrew Killeen takes you through the process of writing a novel, from idea to publication, in a talk which offers practical, realistic and humorous advice and insight to aspiring writers.

Let your writing flow

Let your writing flow
Date
15/10/2014
Description
Have you ever experienced a fear of a blank page or suffered from a writing block? Then this workshop is for you!

How to write a novel very quickly

How to write a novel very quickly
Date
15/10/2014
Description
More than half a million people wrote a novel in November 2013 during National Novel Writing Month. Find out how to become a novelist yourself, and make a pledge to write a novel in a month!

Shakespeare on the road

Shakespeare on the road
Date
15/10/2014
Description
A two-month long, 10,000-mile journey through North America, sharing images, voices and stories of Shakespeare in contemporary American culture.

Adventures with time in fantasy, folktales and fairytales

Adventures with time in fantasy, folktales and fairytales
Date
15/10/2014
Description
Dr Philippa Semper, Lecturer in Medieval English at the University, gives an introduction to adventures with time through readings from fantasy stories, folktales and fairytales.

Phenomenal women

Phenomenal women
Date
15/10/2014
Description
The Phenomenal Women invite female writers of any age, ethnicity and writing experience to join them on stage performing their works.

Picturing the Ten Commandments in the Post-Reformation English Parish Church

Picturing the Ten Commandments in the Post-Reformation English Parish Church
Date
16/10/2014
Description
Shakespeare Institute Seminar given by Dr Jonathan Willis (History Department, University of Birmingham).

Timeless fast foreign fiction

Timeless fast foreign fiction
Date
16/10/2014
Description
Discussing the appeal of contemporary European novellas published in English translation.

Part time and published

Part time and published
Date
16/10/2014
Description
Find out how to write a book and get published whilst juggling a full time job!

Performance poetry workshop

Performance poetry workshop
Date
17/10/2014
Description
Bohdan Piasecki has taken his poems to venues ranging from the upstairs room in an Eastbourne pub to the main stage of the Birmingham Rep, from an underground Tokyo club to a tramway in Paris, from a bookshop in Beijing to an airfield in Germany.

Best European Fiction 2015 / How far can we read?

Best European Fiction 2015 / How far can we read?
Date
17/10/2014
Description
This forum will bring together the editor of Best European Fiction 2015, West Camel, the journalist Rosie Goldberg, and writer and translator Donal McLaughlin.
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