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Taking Shakespeare to the world

Taking Shakespeare to the world
Description
The University's involvement in Shakespeare's 400th anniversary weekend made headlines around the world.
Date:
27/05/2016

Detective fiction translated

Detective fiction translated
Description
Professor Susan Bassnett, keynote speaker at the recent Translation Studies research forum, talks about detective fiction translated, finding patterns in the genre's increasing success.
Date:
27/05/2016

Birmingham scholars take to the stage at Hay

Birmingham scholars take to the stage at Hay
Description
Some of the top scholars from the University of Birmingham's College of Arts and Law will take to the stage to lead talks and debates showcasing their areas of research, at this year's Hay Festival.
Date:
26/05/2016

Nine Folds Makes a Paper Swan

Nine Folds Makes a Paper Swan
Description
New novel by Dr Ruth Gilligan is coming out in July.
Date:
26/05/2016

Nigerian Beauty Pageants on BBC Radio 4

Nigerian Beauty Pageants on BBC Radio 4
Description
Dr Juliet Gilbert's research on Nigerian beauty pageants featured on BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed.
Date:
26/05/2016

Unthinkable: Why are beauty standards becoming more onerous?

Unthinkable: Why are beauty standards becoming more onerous?
Description
You are not going to be thin, with curves, on your deathbed, says philosopher Heather Widdows in an article for The Irish Times.
Date:
25/05/2016

BJLL call for submission

BJLL call for submission
Description
With this year being the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, we would like to make a special appeal for Shakespeare-themed submissions. In particular, we are looking for pieces focused on his lesser-known plays and poems.
Date:
25/05/2016

Smoke

Smoke
Description
New novel from Dr Dan Vyleta (Department of Film and Creative Writing).
Date:
25/05/2016

"This is all artificial": An Interview with Jennifer Egan

"This is all artificial": An Interview with Jennifer Egan
Description
Dr Zara Dinnen interviews American author Jennifer Egan on Post45.
Date:
25/05/2016

Ecocriticism keynote at Durham IAS

Ecocriticism keynote at Durham IAS
Description
On Friday 13 May, Dr Louise Hardwick gave a keynote paper at the international symposium 'Aesthetics of Crisis: Ecology, Disaster, Representation' which was held at the University of Durham's Institute of Advanced Study.
Date:
24/05/2016
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