Events in English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies

  

How to get published

How to get published

Date
15/10/2016
Description
Dr Roshan Doug, former Birmingham Poet Laureate, BBC critic, and freelance journalist will read excerpts from his latest collection and give advice on how to get your work published.
Digital culture for digital people

Digital culture for digital people

Date
15/10/2016
Description
Dr Matt Hayler will look at three examples from digital media, digital culture, and the physical body in a digital world in order to think about what might have changed, by how much, why digitisation changed it, and why we might care.
Book to the Future presents: Holding Baby

Book to the Future presents: Holding Baby

Date
15/10/2016
Description
Holding Baby is a new play, written by alumna and former Birmingham Poet Laureate Jan Watts..
Into the narrows

Into the narrows

Date
15/10/2016
Description
Local fantasy author and alumnus James Brogden talks about his writing.
Judging a book by its cover

Judging a book by its cover

Date
15/10/2016
Description
This interactive session will examine the importance of good cover design for books.
Translating contemporary French poetry

Translating contemporary French poetry

Date
15/10/2016
Description
Readings of poems and their translations, and an interactive exploration of the pleasures and challenges in translating work by living writers.
All in the Line of Duty - Jed Mercurio

All in the Line of Duty - Jed Mercurio

Date
15/10/2016
Description
Jed Mercurio, creator of the award-winning BBC drama Line of Duty and critically acclaimed series Bodies and Cardiac Arrest, will give Book to the Future attendees an exclusive insight into the intricacies of screenwriting.
Odyssey

Odyssey

Date
27 - 29/10/2016
Description
Odyssey revisits Homer from the female perspective. Athena, in mortal guise as lawyer, retells the iconic tale for today, inviting the women who encounter the charismatic war veteran and the woman he left behind to tell their story.
Orlando

Orlando

Date
01 - 03/12/2016
Description
With the help of a band of biographers, Orlando re-tells, re-lives and re-edits his/her five-century search for the perfect partner and the perfect poem in this lively, witty and fast-paced adaptation of Virginia Woolf's gender-bending novel.
Ursula

Ursula

Date
09 - 11/02/2017
Description
Visceral, unsettling and gripping, Howard Barker's play drives a dagger into the meeting points of the sacred and the profane, the body and the soul.
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.
Other Stories

Other Stories

Date
01 - 03/06/2017
Description
Four stories by Ali Smith, looking at life from an unexpected angle: someone confesses an affair, a child is found in a supermarket trolley, a phone call in the middle of the night.
Corpus Linguistics Conference 2017

Corpus Linguistics Conference 2017

Date
24 - 28/07/2017
Description
The International Corpus Linguistics Conference 2017 will take place from Monday 24 to Friday 28 July at the University of Birmingham.
Sinclair Lecture 2017

Sinclair Lecture 2017

Date
27/07/2017
Description
Professor Susan Conrad (Portland State University, US) delivers the Annual Sinclair Lecture 2017.
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