News in English Literature

Benjamin Zephaniah, Jess Philips, Mark Billingham and other famous faces support My Birmingham Story.

Benjamin Zephaniah, Jess Philips, Mark Billingham and other famous faces support My Birmingham Story.

Description
To celebrate National Share a Story Month in May, the National Literacy Trust is launching My Birmingham Story, a campaign that invites people from Birmingham to share their experiences and memories of life in the city.
Date:
Wednesday 5 May 2021
John Kani, on his life, growing up in apartheid South Africa and his love of ShakespeareJohn Kani

John Kani, on his life, growing up in apartheid South Africa and his love of ShakespeareJohn Kani

Description
John Kani tells all in an in-depth interview with the Shakespeare Institute's Michael Dobson.
Date:
Wednesday 5 May 2021
John Kani, South Africa's leading classical actor, receives the Pragnell Prize 2021

John Kani, South Africa's leading classical actor, receives the Pragnell Prize 2021

Description
Join Professor Michael Dobson as meets the South African actor John Kani to award him the 2021 Pragnell Prize.
Date:
Tuesday 27 April 2021
Sir Henry Irving: why he matters and why he came to Bournemouth

Sir Henry Irving: why he matters and why he came to Bournemouth

Description
Join Professor Michael Dobson online as he discusses this lastingly influential actor-manager.
Date:
Thursday 22 April 2021
It's a mystery

It's a mystery

Description
The Shakespeare Institute's very own Professor Tiffany Stern will be appearing in a mini-documentary to be released tomorrow by Shakespeare's Guildhall Trust.
Date:
Thursday 22 April 2021
Shakespeare's birthday celebrations 2021

Shakespeare's birthday celebrations 2021

Description
23 April 2021 marks Shakespeare's 457th Birthday, and staff from the Everything to Everybody project, the Birmingham Stories campaign, and The Shakespeare Institute have lots of exciting activity taking place.
Date:
Thursday 22 April 2021
Dr Robert Stagg interviewed on BBC Radio Oxford

Dr Robert Stagg interviewed on BBC Radio Oxford

Description
The Shakespeare Institute's Robert Stagg was recently interviewed on BBC Radio Oxford about the astonishing cultural range of @LilNasX's new music video 'Montero'.
Date:
Friday 2 April 2021

Art magazines as middlebrow spaces – a talk at AAH 2021

Description
Dr Emma West is giving a talk on interwar art and design magazines at this year's Association for Art History conference, hosted by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Wednesday 31 March 2021
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