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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

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

Professor Reginald Foakes, 1923-2013

Professor Reginald Foakes, 1923-2013
Description
The entire intellectual community of the Shakespeare Institute - its past and present students and fellows, in Stratford and beyond - mourns the passing of Reg Foakes, who died at his home in Stratford just before Christmas.
Date:
06/01/2014

Shakespeare Institute students wow Royal Shakespeare Thetre

Shakespeare Institute students wow Royal Shakespeare Thetre
Description
If you could ask Shakespeare one thing, what would it be? Building on this question, the MA Shakespeare and Creativity students at the Shakespeare Institute scripted an assessed creative project called Shakespeare UnBard which mounted in a performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre last Friday.
Date:
20/12/2013

Apply for the Midlands3Cities AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

Apply for the Midlands3Cities AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership
Description
410 PhD studentships available for a 9 January 2014 deadline.
Date:
17/12/2013

Birmingham poet's portfolio career advice

Birmingham poet's portfolio career advice
Description
Jan Watts, Birmingham Poet Laureate 2011-12, delivered an insightful talk to College of Arts and Law postgraduates, detailing the trials and tribulations of a portfolio career in the arts.
Date:
13/12/2013
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