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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

Professor Michael Toolan elected as Head of PALA

Professor Michael Toolan elected as Head of PALA
Description
Professor Michael Toolan has just been elected as Head of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA).
Date:
15/12/2015

World Congress to celebrate Shakespeare's 400-year legacy

Description
Distinguished theatre directors from around the world, musicians, actors, and novelists, as well as academics from the University of Birmingham, are to come together in a special programme of talks, seminars and debates-at a landmark 2016 World Shakespeare Congress, marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
Date:
15/12/2015

Why was #youaintnomuslimbruv so unifying?

Why was #youaintnomuslimbruv so unifying?
Description
The bystander's declaration, "You ain't no Muslim, bruv" combines several highly salient, and typically stigmatised, linguistic markers in British English.
Date:
10/12/2015

Centre for Corpus Research travels to Hong Kong

Centre for Corpus Research travels to Hong Kong
Description
Dr Paul Thompson is an invited plenary speaker at the International Conference on Corpus Linguistics and Technology Advancement (CoLTA 2015) in Hong Kong
Date:
04/12/2015

Corpora, Grammar and Discourse (John Benjamins)

Corpora, Grammar and Discourse (John Benjamins)
Description
The volume has been published in honour of Professor Susan Hunston in recognition of her distinguished career in Applied Linguistics, and the enormous contribution that she has made to the field of Corpus Linguistics.
Date:
27/11/2015

What a performance

What a performance
Description
Dr Caroline Radcliffe discusses the nineteenth century music hall performer and pantomimist, Dan Leno, in BBC4 series on popular entertainment.
Date:
23/11/2015

Student reflections on their visit to Stratford-upon-Avon

Student reflections on their visit to Stratford-upon-Avon
Description
In October 2015, some of our undergraduate English Literature and Drama students had the opportunity to attend a performance of Henry V at the RSC, hear a talk about the play and attend a Q&A with two of the show's actors.
Date:
23/11/2015

ELAL at JALT 2015 in Shizuoka

ELAL at JALT 2015 in Shizuoka
Description
Dr Paul Thompson will represent the department at the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) international conference in Shizuoka, Japan, 20-23 November.
Date:
18/11/2015

EDACS Administrative and Welfare team nominated for a 2016 BUAFTA

EDACS Administrative and Welfare team nominated for a 2016 BUAFTA
Description
The EDACS administrative team have been nominated in the Team of the Year category in this year's BUAFTAs.
Date:
18/11/2015
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