Events in English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies

  

Why not try writing non-fiction?

Why not try writing non-fiction?

Date
14/10/2016
Description
Helen Barrell will explain how a background in writing fiction and poetry might mean you also have the tools to get into print as a non-fiction author.
Oh brave new world – re-imagining Shakespeare for a digital age

Oh brave new world – re-imagining Shakespeare for a digital age

Date
14/10/2016
Description
A discussion about recent adaptations of Shakespeare that have looked to new technologies for inspiration.
The woman who went to war with Shakespeare

The woman who went to war with Shakespeare

Date
14/10/2016
Description
Dr Chris Laoutaris will draw from his book 'Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe'.
Macbeth, Macbeth: an illustrated reading

Macbeth, Macbeth: an illustrated reading

Date
14/10/2016
Description
An unprecedented collaboration between leading Shakespeareans, Macbeth, Macbeth sparks a whole new world from the embers of Shakespeare's darkest play.
Fiction 4 Empathy

Fiction 4 Empathy

Date
14/10/2016
Description
This event will explore the complicated but important relationship between fiction and empathy.
Book to the Future presents: Holding Baby

Book to the Future presents: Holding Baby

Date
14/10/2016
Description
Holding Baby is a new play, written by alumna and former Birmingham Poet Laureate Jan Watts..
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.
45 Years of Budget Speech metaphors: 1971-2016

45 Years of Budget Speech metaphors: 1971-2016

Date
18/10/2016
Description
Michael Toolan (University of Birmingham) delivers this English Language research seminar.
Shakespeare and live broadcast theatre - the backstory'

Shakespeare and live broadcast theatre - the backstory'

Date
20/10/2016
Description
Shakespeare Institute Seminar given by Professor Judith Buchanan (University of York).
Blackmail, sodomy, and sex work: Oscar Wilde on trial

Blackmail, sodomy, and sex work: Oscar Wilde on trial

Date
25/10/2016
Description
Distinguished Professor Joseph Bristow (UCLA) delivers this English Literature research seminar as part of the 19th Century research seminar series.
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