News in English Literature

Riddling in Lockdown

Riddling in Lockdown

Description
Dr Megan Cavell reflects on a creative project she took part in over lockdown, working with colleagues to bring to life a 10th Century poetic riddle to life in the digital space.
Date:
Wednesday 16 September 2020
Postgraduates sought for Ad Alta: The Birmingham Journal of Literature

Postgraduates sought for Ad Alta: The Birmingham Journal of Literature

Description
The journal is looking for postgraduates to fill the following the roles and create Volume XII: General Editors, Book Review Editors, Creative Editors, Notes Editors, and a Publicity and Proofs Editor.
Date:
Monday 7 September 2020
National Read a Book day 2020: Muslim women's popular fiction

National Read a Book day 2020: Muslim women's popular fiction

Description
The English Department's Dr Amy Burge writes about the surge in popular and genre fiction works being written by Muslim women over the last decade.
Date:
Friday 28 August 2020
The plague novel you need to read is by Bachmann, not Camus

The plague novel you need to read is by Bachmann, not Camus

Description
Lyndsey Stonebridge writes for Psyche on the Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann's novel Malina (1971)
Date:
Tuesday 4 August 2020
School of English, Drama and Creative Studies wins prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

School of English, Drama and Creative Studies wins prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

Description
Dr Jack Quin will be joining the Department of English Literature for 3 years this October to research 'Dual Forms: Modernist poetry and the poetics of sculpture (1880-1940).'
Date:
Monday 13 July 2020

Ad Alta: The Birmingham Journal of Literature, Volume XI: Communities

Description
Latest volume of the interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, edited by English Literature doctoral researchers Liam Knight and Jayde Martin.
Date:
Monday 29 June 2020
Learning from home

Learning from home

Description
Within the College of Arts and Law, staff and students have adapted to a new way of working, with teaching and studying taking place at home through a variety of virtual platforms.
Date:
Friday 19 June 2020
Quarantine Quartos IX: Visual stagecraft in Shakespeare's Hamlet

Quarantine Quartos IX: Visual stagecraft in Shakespeare's Hamlet

Description
Is Hamlet a play that is as precise, sophisticated and challenging in its visual stagecraft as in its verbal design, requiring playgoers' eyes to be as engaged and critically reflective as their ears?
Date:
Wednesday 17 June 2020
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