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New staff for project PERFECT

New staff for project PERFECT
Description
We are delighted to announce that Dr Sophie Stammers and Dr Andrea Polonioli will join project PERFECT as new research fellows.
Date:
25/08/2016

Who wrote Shakespeare?

Who wrote Shakespeare?
Description
In an article for the BBC, Dr Martin Wiggins examines what Shakespeare would be doing if he were alive today. Would he be writing for the stage, or working as a scriptwriter for film or television? Are they the modern media which are the closest equivalents to the stage of the Globe Theatre?
Date:
25/08/2016

BBC Proms Extra: Shakespeare - Religion and Clerics

BBC Proms Extra: Shakespeare - Religion and Clerics
Description
Professor Ewan Fernie was interviewed for BBC Radio 3's Proms Extra, on the relationship between Shakespeare and religion.
Date:
23/08/2016

Professor Ian Scott appointed Honorary Queen's Counsel

Description
Emeritus Professor and former head of Birmingham Law School one of eight new Queen's Counsel honoris causa appointed at Westminster Hall on 22 February 2016 in a ceremony presided over by the Lord Chancellor.
Date:
22/08/2016

Shakespeare's strong-willed women

Shakespeare's strong-willed women
Description
Dr Chris Laoutaris of the Shakespeare Institute explores Shakespeare's strong-willed women and delves into the scandals and controversies of their real-life counterparts in an article for the BBC's 'Shakespeare Lives' initiative, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death.
Date:
15/08/2016

Medicine at the Olympics: a bluffer's guide to 120 years of medical history

Medicine at the Olympics: a bluffer's guide to 120 years of medical history
Description
It's not all about doping: Olympic medical history includes doctors 'in sheds' waiting for swimmers, a gymnast injured by a hat pin, and a marathoner who had to steal peaches to keep himself going.
Date:
10/08/2016

Sound... and Fury

Sound... and Fury
Description
The work of four postgraduate students from the Department of Drama and Theatre Arts was publicly showcased at The Other Place.
Date:
10/08/2016

Stratford Residential 2016

Stratford Residential 2016
Description
The Shakespeare Institute welcomed 96 undergraduate students from the Department of English Literature to the annual Stratford Residential in June.
Date:
10/08/2016

Page, Stage and Screen

Page, Stage and Screen
Description
We celebrated the creativity of our students and staff in a three-day festival in June this year.
Date:
10/08/2016

Modern Languages academics awarded Leverhulme Trust Research Grant

Modern Languages academics awarded Leverhulme Trust Research Grant
Description
Professor John Klapper, Dr Monica Jato, Dr Elisenda Marcer, and Professor William Dodd have been awarded £314,730 for the three-year project 'Inner and Outer Exile in Fascist Germany and Spain: A Comparative Study'.
Date:
05/08/2016
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