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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

19th Annual Iron Age Research Student Symposium (IARSS 2016)

19th Annual Iron Age Research Student Symposium (IARSS 2016)
Description
Jointly hosted by the Universities of Leicester, Birmingham and Nottingham, the Symposium will be held at the University of Leicester on May 19-22 2016. Focussing on the later prehistory of Britain, Ireland and Continental Europe, the conference will consist of keynote addresses, presentations, discussions, a poster competition, and a workshop, all led by leading academics and post-graduate researchers.
Date:
18/12/2015

Are Delusions Bad for You?

Are Delusions Bad for You?
Description
Lisa Bortolotti's article on The Forum makes the final round of the 3 Quarks Daily Philosophy Prize 2015.
Date:
18/12/2015

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

BEASTdome Pantry Sessions: Hand-made Music

BEASTdome Pantry Sessions: Hand-made Music
Description
On 10 December 2015, BEAST and composer / instrument-maker John Richards celebrated do-it-yourself music and the inventor's spirit.
Date:
15/12/2015

Professor de Londras gives ninth Sean Lester Lecture

Professor de Londras gives ninth Sean Lester Lecture
Description
Birmingham Law School's Professor of Global Legal Studies, Fiona de Londras, presented the ninth Annual Sean Lester Lecture of the Irish Society of International Law on 1 December 2015.
Date:
15/12/2015

Call for papers: Ponying the Slovos - Art-languages and translation corpora in literary criticism

Description
A team of researchers based at Coventry University and the University of Birmingham have been studying how invented languages are translated, using parallel corpus techniques and comparing translations of Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange.
Date:
10/12/2015

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
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