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Distinguished Writers Coming to Edgbaston in February and March

Distinguished Writers Coming to Edgbaston in February and March
Description
Poetry-lovers are invited to come to the ongoing series of talks from renowned visiting writers hosted by the School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies. The next speaker, on 26 February, is the Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie.
Date:
06/02/2014

Pride of Stratford awards

Pride of Stratford awards
Description
Two of the Shakespeare Institutes student organisations have been nominated for the Pride of Stratford awards.
Date:
04/02/2014

Freetown! Shakespeare and social flourishing

Freetown! Shakespeare and social flourishing
Description
Full video recording of Professor Ewan Fernie's inaugural lecture.
Date:
29/01/2014

50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act

50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act
Description
Matthew Wood, BA American and Canadian Studies and English Literature and currently on his year abroad at the University of Alabama, wrote a piece for the Independent about how things have changed on Martin Luther King Day in Birmingham, Alabama.
Date:
24/01/2014

Music Masterclass with Josephine Barstow, DBE

Music Masterclass with Josephine Barstow, DBE
Description
Video of University alumna and opera singer Dame Josephine Barstow (English, 1962) talking with Department of Music students.
Date:
23/01/2014

50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, how have things changed on Martin Luther King Day in Birmingham, Alabama?

50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, how have things changed on Martin Luther King Day in Birmingham, Alabama?
Description
ACS student Matthew Wood, on a year abroad at the University of Alabama, discusses in an article for The Independent what life is like today in one of the major battlegrounds of the 60s.
Date:
22/01/2014

English alumna publishes no-nonsense self-help book series

English alumna publishes no-nonsense self-help book series
Description
University of Birmingham alumna Jo Usmar (English, 2005) is celebrating publishing a series of self-help books which she has co-authored with clinical psychologist Dr Jessamy Hibberd.
Date:
22/01/2014

Researching contemporary culture

Researching contemporary culture
Description
The English Department at Birmingham are excited to announce that Dr Zara Dinnen has won an AHRC Collaborative Skills Award to support the running of the summer workshop Researching Contemporary Culture.
Date:
13/01/2014

Invisible Circus: an international conference on the work of Jennifer Egan

Invisible Circus: an international conference on the work of Jennifer Egan
Description
The first academic conference dedicated to the writing of Jennifer Egan.
Date:
13/01/2014

Shakespeare and Creativity students present Shakespeare Unbard

Shakespeare and Creativity students present Shakespeare Unbard
Description
Was Shakespeare a product of his age or 'for all time', as Ben Jonson claimed? Is it appropriate to treat Shakespeare as separate from all other writers? Who does Shakespeare's work belong to? And ultimately, what kind of Shakespeare do we want?
Date:
08/01/2014
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