Events in English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies

  

Why do metaphors work?  The power of metaphor in everyday communication

Why do metaphors work? The power of metaphor in everyday communication

Date
27/02/2017
Description
Inaugural lecture of Professor Jeannette Littlemore, Professor of English Language and Applied Linguistics.
Modern American poetry on the Arts Team Show (Burn FM)

Modern American poetry on the Arts Team Show (Burn FM)

Date
27/02/2017
Description
The American and Canadian Studies Centre and Burn FM are teaming up to showcase some of the most important poetry to emerge from the United States and Canada in the twentieth-century.
The practice of Jane Austen

The practice of Jane Austen

Date
28/02/2017
Description
Professor Freya Johnston (St Anne's College, Oxford) delivers this English Literature research seminar as part of the Long Nineteenth Century research seminar series.
Applying constructivist, usage-based theory to language in aphasia: An exploratory study of verbs

Applying constructivist, usage-based theory to language in aphasia: An exploratory study of verbs

Date
28/02/2017
Description
Dr Rachel Hatchard (University of Birmingham) delivers this English Language research seminar.
Using Wordbanks Online @bham

Using Wordbanks Online @bham

Date
01/03/2017
Description
Dr Paul Thompson delivers this Corpus Linguistics workshop.
'What manner of man was he?'

'What manner of man was he?'

Date
02/03/2017
Description
Shakespeare Institute Seminar given by Professor Sir Stanley Wells (Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Professor Emeritus at the University of Birmingham).
B-Film European Film Lecture: Fire at Sea

B-Film European Film Lecture: Fire at Sea

Date
06/03/2017
Description
A guest lecture by Dr Catherine O'Rawe, Reader in Modern Italian Culture in the School of Modern Languages in the University of Bristol, followed by a special screening of Fire at Sea a film by Gianfranco Rosi (Italy, 2016).
How arbitrary is English?

How arbitrary is English?

Date
07/03/2017
Description
Dr Bodo Winter (University of Birmingham) delivers this English Language research seminar.
Laurence Anthony's AntTools

Laurence Anthony's AntTools

Date
08/03/2017
Description
Professor Laurence Anthony (Waseda University Japan) and Dr Paul Thompson deliver this Corpus Linguistics workshop.
Editing for Performance

Editing for Performance

Date
09/03/2017
Description
Shakespeare Institute Seminar given by Dr Abigail Rokison-Woodall (Shakespeare Institute).
The friction of representation in contemporary visual culture

The friction of representation in contemporary visual culture

Date
13/03/2017
Description
Sean Connelly and Will Amott (University of Birmingham) deliver this Centre for Contemporary Literature and Culture seminar.
Title to be confirmed

Title to be confirmed

Date
14/03/2017
Description
Dr Eva Maria Gomez-Jimenez and Professor Michael Toolan (University of Birmingham) deliver this English Language research seminar.
Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

Date
16/03/2017
Description
Open afternoon for prospective students.
People to please, no time to lose: What is creativity under pressure and how do we evaluate it?

People to please, no time to lose: What is creativity under pressure and how do we evaluate it?

Date
16/03/2017
Description
Shakespeare Institute Seminar given by Dr Elizabeth Sandis (Shakespeare Institute).
Greekcinema: Ancient myth and contemporary politics

Greekcinema: Ancient myth and contemporary politics

Date
16/03/2017
Description
Round table discussion and special screening in collaboration with Arts & Science Festival and mac Birmingham.
Lucas and Time

Lucas and Time

Date
16 - 18/03/2017
Description
Niki Orfanou's extraordinary, time-bending and poetic Lucas and Time explores memory, image and multiple identities. DTA's inventive ensemble production is the UK premiere.
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