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Hear from our alumni

Hear from our alumni
Description
We interviewed Drama and English alumni during a College of Arts and Law Careers event. They talk about their time at Birmingham and their career since leaving university.
Date:
03/02/2016

How Shakespeare has inspired freedom movements

How Shakespeare has inspired freedom movements
Description
The British Council have recently released a short film of Professor Ewan Fernie talking about work on the topic of Shakespeare and freedom as well as why it's a great time to study Shakespeare in the UK.
Date:
01/02/2016

Dr Crayton Walker receives recognition for teaching excellence

Dr Crayton Walker receives recognition for teaching excellence
Description
Congratulations to Dr Crayton Walker on becoming both a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority and a Distinguished Fellow of the Birmingham Teaching Academy.
Date:
25/01/2016

Structural complexity of popular science narratives of discovery as an indicator of reader-awareness: a Labov-inspired approach

Structural complexity of popular science narratives of discovery as an indicator of reader-awareness: a Labov-inspired approach
Description
PhD student Olga Pilkington has had a paper accepted for publication by Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations.
Date:
25/01/2016

Film adaptations and re-imaginings of Don Quixote

Film adaptations and re-imaginings of Don Quixote
Description
Professor Rob Stone is one of three keynote speakers at a special event in the British Library in London in April.
Date:
22/01/2016

B-Film at The Electric Cinema

B-Film at The Electric Cinema
Description
B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies has been exploring opportunities for working with Birmingham's The Electric Cinema, the UK's oldest working cinema, and a BFI-sponsored series entitled The Cinematic Time Machine, which is running throughout 2016.
Date:
19/01/2016

Shakespeare Institute student selected as a TED Fellow

Shakespeare Institute student selected as a TED Fellow
Description
PhD Shakespeare and Creativity student Madeline Sayet has been selected as one of 21 TED Fellows who will take the stage at TED2016, between them representing 12 countries.
Date:
13/01/2016

The enduring legacy of Twelfth Night

The enduring legacy of Twelfth Night
Description
In the latest Birmingham Perspective Professor Michael Dobson asks Why does Shakespeare's festive tale continue to find new audiences?
Date:
12/01/2016

Professor Wendy Scase awarded Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship

Professor Wendy Scase awarded Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship
Description
September 2016 start for the project 'Crafting English Letters: A Theory of Medieval Scribal Practice'.
Date:
04/01/2016

MA Shakespeare and Creativity students perform in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

MA Shakespeare and Creativity students perform in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Description
During the autumn semester, MA Shakespeare and Creativity students have been working with Royal Shakespeare Company Director Justin Audibert and RSC sound designer Claire Windsor on an original play, culminating in a performance in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre front-of-house on 9 December.
Date:
17/12/2015
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