Events in English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies

  

Local author / local stories

Local author / local stories
Date
17/10/2014
Description
Alumna and University staff member Katharine D'Souza will read from and talk about her novels Deeds Not Words and Park Life, both set in Birmigham.

Self-publishing / marketing your book

Self-publishing / marketing your book
Date
17/10/2014
Description
Find out how to market your book with local authors and alumni Katharine D'Souza and Simon Fairbanks.

The Sheriff

The Sheriff
Date
17/10/2014
Description
Simon Fairbanks, local author and alumnus, discusses the inspiration and experience of producing his first fantasy novel.

Crossing timelines

Crossing timelines
Date
18/10/2014
Description
Exploring different concepts of time and how we convey them, Jacqui Rowe will also set participants the challenge of writing under the pressure of time, in the shadow of Old Joe, the University clock.

The Birmingham Revue of Books

The Birmingham Revue of Books
Date
18/10/2014
Description
Passion for literature? Our creative writing student society, Writers' Bloc brings you the Birmingham Revue of Books, celebrating and appreciating literature in a light hearted evening of comedy, poetry, theatre, and music.

Make the most of your time and stop procrastinating NOW

Make the most of your time and stop procrastinating NOW
Date
18/10/2014
Description
Based on the strategies and techniques detailed in her self-help series, Jo Usmar (BA English, 2005), journalist and co-author of the This Book Will series will give you tips on making the most of your time and staying focused.

Ben Norris, UK all-stars poetry slam champion

Ben Norris, UK all-stars poetry slam champion
Date
18/10/2014
Description
A poetry/spoken-word performance from alumnus Ben Norris, featuring poems read from his newly published pamphlet as well as Slam-style performance poetry

Shakespeare Institute Seminar

Shakespeare Institute Seminar
Date
23/10/2014
Description
Shakespeare Institute Seminar given by Professor Alexa Huang (Queen Mary, University of London).

Debunking myths about language and social media

Debunking myths about language and social media
Date
04/11/2014
Description
Drawing on academic research, Dr Caroline Tagg explains how people communicate via social media and how this impacts on language, privacy and identity.

In shape and mind transformed'? Televised teaching and learning Shakespeare

In shape and mind transformed'? Televised teaching and learning Shakespeare
Date
13/11/2014
Description
Shakespeare Institute Seminar given by Dr Sarah Olive (Department of Education, University of York).

Being Human in King Lear

Being Human in King Lear
Date
17/11/2014
Description
Panel discussion on 'perspectives from contemporary theatre and medical practice' featuring Dr Erin Sullivan in partnership with the 1623 Theatre company.

Shakespeare and the Talkies

Shakespeare and the Talkies
Date
20/11/2014
Description
Shakespeare Institute Seminar given by Professor Deborah Cartmell (School of Humanities, De Montfort).

What Does it Take to be a Great Shakespeare Actor?

What Does it Take to be a Great Shakespeare Actor?
Date
27/11/2014
Description
Shakespeare Institute Seminar given by Professor Stanley Wells (Honorary Fellow, Shakespeare Institute)

Shakespeare and Opera

Shakespeare and Opera
Date
04/12/2014
Description
Shakespeare Institute Seminar given by Stephen Langridge (Artistic Director of The Gothenburg Opera)

Translation talk

Translation talk
Date
23 - 24/04/2015
Description
A conference jointly organised by the Birmingham Centre for Translation, University of Birmingham, the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, University of Edinburgh, and the IMLR.
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