News in English Literature

Midlands universities partnership will train the next generation of arts and humanities researchers

Midlands universities partnership will train the next generation of arts and humanities researchers

Description
Eight leading universities in the Midlands are joining together to train the next generation of highly-skilled arts and humanities researchers, thanks to funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Date:
Wednesday 15 August 2018
Simon Smith's latest book wins Shakespeare's Globe Book Award

Simon Smith's latest book wins Shakespeare's Globe Book Award

Description
Dr Smith's book 'Musical Response in the Early Modern Playhouse, 1603-1625', published by Cambridge University Press.
Date:
Tuesday 31 July 2018
Nathan Waddell speaks about Wyndham Lewis at the Royal Academy of Arts

Nathan Waddell speaks about Wyndham Lewis at the Royal Academy of Arts

Description
On Friday 13 July 2018, Dr Nathan Waddell spoke at the Royal Academy of Arts about Wyndham Lewis's rejected 1938 portrait of TS Eliot. Part publicity stunt, part sincere tribute, the portrait tells us as much about Eliot's significance as about Lewis's impishness.
Date:
Friday 27 July 2018
Scholars discuss new ways of reading modernist magazines

Scholars discuss new ways of reading modernist magazines

Description
On Thursday 14 June, an interdisciplinary group of postgraduate and early-career academics explored new ways of reading modern(ist) magazines. Working with periodicals from the Cadbury Research Library, they discussed BLAST, Form, Coterie, and Rhythm, among others.
Date:
Wednesday 25 July 2018
Modernist Scholar Celebrates Dalloway Day 2018 at the National Portrait Gallery and British Library

Modernist Scholar Celebrates Dalloway Day 2018 at the National Portrait Gallery and British Library

Description
On 20 June 2018, Professor Alexandra Harris led a tour at the National Portrait Gallery of selected paintings and photographs of and by Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, and others associated with the Bloomsbury Group and the modernist movement.
Date:
Thursday 19 July 2018
Renowned US Poet performing this Friday in Birmingham

Renowned US Poet performing this Friday in Birmingham

Description
Alice Notley to give a performance at the Birmingham and Midland Institute.
Date:
Tuesday 3 July 2018
Nathan Waddell awarded research fellowship

Nathan Waddell awarded research fellowship

Description
Harry Ransom Center funding will enable Nathan to consult Wyndham Lewis archives
Date:
Friday 25 May 2018
Dr Chris Laoutaris of the Shakespeare Institute shortlisted for Outstanding Teaching Award

Dr Chris Laoutaris of the Shakespeare Institute shortlisted for Outstanding Teaching Award

Description
The awards were instituted by Birmingham's Guild of Students to give students an opportunity to nominate "a truly inspiring teacher who can bring a subject to life".
Date:
Friday 18 May 2018
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