Past events in the School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies


8th December - 'When is King Lear not King Lear?'

7th December - Writing the good city: coping, restoration and repair in urban environments

1st December - Aboutness in Shakespeare's poetry

1st-3rd December - The Learning Lottery

24th November - How to direct Shakespeare

23rd November - Academic Buzzwords

17th November - The Salon: Suicide and Mental Health

17th November - Blanche McIntyre (director at the RSC and Globe) in conversation with Erin Sullivan

10th November - 'Anglo-Italian Shakespeare', with La Sapienza colleagues, Rome

3rd November - RSC writing workshop with artists Hannah Khalil and Chris White

31st October - Teaching Material Culture

27th October - Emancipating the Anthropocene through eco-Shakespeare performance: the global Cymbeline project

27th-29th October - Fen

26th October - Marx for Cats: A Radical Bestiary (a CSNA Lecture by Leigh Claire La Berge)

20th October - Digitizing Early Modern performance: a roundtable

13th October - Poor naked wretches

13th October - Poetry Reading: Peter Gizzi

6th October - The therapeutic wanderings of Pericles

5th October - Midlands and Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century and Today

17th-19th September - Found in Translation

15th July - Remixing the Classics cross-professional workshop

11th-15th July - Birmingham Statistics for Linguists Summer School 2022

8th July - Gender, suicide, and culture: a one-day online symposium

7th July - Jumping Sharks and Dropping Mics

4th July - The Sinclair Lecture 2022: Professor Monika Bednarek, University of Sydney

4th-7th July - Corpus Linguistics Summer School 2022

27th June - Popular and Genre Fiction Network Research Day

20th June - Mixed realities and intermedia

15th June - Whose genre tropes? An author panel

26th May - Publishing, programming, and preserving digital adaptations

26th May - The Salon Presents: Trust and Mental Health

24th May - Professor Adam Schembri Inaugural lecture EVENT CANCELLED

20th May - Symposium: Unpublished America

16th May-15th June - The Equality Shakespeare Festival

11th May - What Klara Knew: Ethics and Attention in Ishiguro's Klara and the Sun

10th May - Craft Wars: Poetics, Decolonisation, and Contested Hegemony

9th May - Social media and everyday creativity

9th May - Professor Tiffany Stern Inaugural lecture

9th May - Artful AI

5th May - The Chit from Matron: Work, and the Making of a Modernist Living

5th May - The Chit from Matron: Work, and the Making of a Modernist Living

4th May - 'A More Sophisticated Imitation: Ishiguro and the Nove

28th April - The Salon Presents: Representations and Mental Health

27th April - The Commonwealth Games: A Roundtable Discussion

26th April - MOONLIGHT: Screening Black Queer Youth

20th April - Accessing digital adaptations - perspectives on inclusion

12th-14th April - Critical Orwell: an online conference

4th April - Much Ado About Biscuits – Exploring Shakespeare Through Cookie Art

30th March - Videogames and virtual worlds

24th March - Affordances and Cognition Reading Group (co-hosted with the University of Helsinki)

17th March - Queer data - who counts?

15th-17th March - The digital and social lives of libraries

13th January - Introduction to TESOL: Language Teaching Methodology - January 11

11th January - Introduction to TESOL: Language Teaching Methodology - January 11


11th December - Shakespeare All Around Us

9th December - Class concerns: Figuring the abject subject in contemporary British theatre

9th December - Writing Body and Mind

30th November - What does feminist bibliography do?

25th November - Unhomely Empire Reading Group (2)

18th November - Student Mental Health

18th November - Unhomely Empire Reading Group (1)

18th November - Live and local: telling the stories of a commonwealth city

10th November - Visiting Speaker: E. James West (York): 'A Monument to Negro Enterprise': The Black Press and Chicago's Literary Landscapes in the 1920s.

8th November - Approaches to creativity, diversity, and sustainability in education: perspectives from the Shakespeare, Race and Pedagogy project - CANCELLED

27th October - Book Launch: Jimmy Packham's Gothic Utterance and Hannah Murray's Liminal Whiteness in Early US Fiction

27th October - Meydana Gel Meydana / Come to the Square: An Invitation to Find Presence in (un)Likely Places

6th October - Influential Researcher Workshop

23rd-27th August - British Graduate Shakespeare Conference 2021

8th July - The Sinclair Lecture 2021: Professor Dagmar Divjak

8th July - Linguistics for MFL teachers: Teachers and PGCE students' online CPD event

5th-8th July - Corpus Linguistics Summer School 2021

11th June - Affect, Empathy, the Body

9th June - Corpus Linguistics with WordSmith 8: An interview and webinar with Mike Scott

9th-11th June - The Shakespeare Beyond Borders Alliance Launch Event

21st May - AWW-STRUCK: Creative and Critical Approaches to Cuteness

19th May - From Fairy Queens in "Gauze and Spangles" to "Shakespeare in Black Velvet": Examining Changing Attitudes to Theatre Costume in the Long 19th Century c. 1789-1914

5th May - Moving Pictures: Serial Revolutions in 1848

29th April - Techniques of Indifference: Celibate Machines and the Modernist Gimmick

24th April - Your Shakespeare questions answered, live from Stratford!

21st April - 19CC Works in Progress Workshop

31st March - Dr Hannah Field, 'Indestructible, Destructible, and Destroyed: Nineteenth-Century Novelty Picture Books and the Embodied Child Reader'

24th March - White Supremacy and the Far Right in North America and the UK

24th March - Channels of Communication: The Wordsworths, the Wye and the Letters of 1812

9th March - Language Structure and Language Use: Martin Haspelmath

3rd March - Literary Interviews Workshop

3rd March - Listening to Silence in Romantic Poetry

3rd March - The Profits of Slavery and the Wealth of Universities: A Transatlantic Conversation

2nd March - Language Structure and Language Use: Dagmar Divjak

24th February - 19CC ECR Panel

23rd February - Language Structure and Language Use: David Adger

16th February - Language Structure and Language Use: Adele Goldberg

15th-20th February - Shakespeare, Race and Pedagogy

9th February - Language Structure and Language Use: Ted Gibson

3rd February - Queer New York: Online Roundtable Discussion

27th January - Work in Progress Workshop

13th January - let me tell you: Twenty-First Century Musical Modernism


17th December - Testament – 'Black Men Walking'

12th December - Planning and Leading a Seminar

11th December - 19CC Book Launch!

4th December - Heroes Story Writing Competition

3rd December - Writing and righting: a discussion about the importance of writing, literature and human rights

30th November - A World on the Table: Still Life Paintings and their Global Stories

25th November - The Modernist Garden: Reading Djuna Barnes's Mushrooms

19th November - China Institute Li Siguang Lecture of Kevin Sui

18th November - B-Film Annual Lecture with Professor Deborah Shaw

11th November - Negotiating the Job Market

9th-13th November - Symbiosis: Art and Science in Natural History Museums and Collections

26th October - Arts of Place Network: Difficult Paradises

22nd October - Systems: our first Digital Cultures Reading Group for the academic year 2020-21

17th October - Undergraduate Open Day

15th October - Swift in Print

14th October - Academic Buzzwords

12th September - Undergraduate Open Day

28th-30th July - UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference 2020

20th July - Postponed: British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) 2020 Conference

8th July - Postgraduate Offer Holder Day - College of Arts and Law

25th June - Undergraduate Open Day

24th June - Undergraduate Open Day

24th June - Page Breaks: Cunk on Shakespeare

11th June-20th July - Page Breaks: Is Wrestling Art?

4th June - Page Breaks: The Language of Kindness, with Professor David James

29th May - Digital Cultures Reading Group: The Chaotic Side of Zoom

28th April - Postgraduate study in Shakespeare: online chat

25th March - Performing Prime Minister: Theresa May's linguistic style in the House of Commons 2016-2018

19th March - Shakespeare and Mixed Realities: meetings between Shakespearean text, motion-capture and virtual environments

19th-21st March - Cancelled: Animal Farm

18th March - Ideologies of language and correctness on a UK online forum for teachers

17th March - Postgraduate study in Shakespeare: online chat

11th March - Postgraduate Open Day

11th March - Epistolary Romanticism

10th March - English Language Research Seminar

5th March - Shakespeare Institute Thursday Seminar

3rd March - Musical Groove: Pleasure, Movement and Embodied Neuroscience

27th February - Shakespeare Institute Thursday Seminar

25th February - Postgraduate study in Shakespeare: online chat

25th February - Planning political language: the British civil service and demotic speech in WWII

20th February - Towards a Four Nations Art History? The GF Watts Memorial Exhibition, 1905 – 06

14th February - Views on Ruskin Roundtable

13th February - Signing Shakespeare

13th-15th February - Comment Is Free

12th February - Unaccompanied Children and Reader Archivists at the US-Mexican Border

11th February - Onomatopoeia in early language development: Perspectives from Perception and Production

6th February - Q and A with actor David Troughton

5th February - Digital Cultures and Speculative Environments: Science Fiction Roundtable // Talk by Esko Suoranta

5th February - Digital Cultures and Speculative Environments - Talk and Roundtable Discussion

4th February - Communicative context and the evolution of language: The case of the patent specification genre, 1711-2011

31st January - Alcoholic Epigrams, Modern Marketing, and the Value of Moderation

30th January - Misanthropos in the Anthropocene

29th January - American Studies Perspectives on Terror(ism): A Roundtable

28th January - Postgraduate study in Shakespeare: online chat

23rd January - Everything to Everybody': Shakespeare and the Making of the Modern City

22nd January - Reciprocal Dialogues: Researching Digital Culture and Science Fiction

16th January - Cormorant Shylock

15th January - The Language of Julia Donaldson: Rhetoric, style and cognition


16th December - States of Modernism: Collapse

11th December - A Victorian Christmas at the V&A

11th December - Infrastructure and Literature

11th December - What We May Be

11th December - Live for Me: Vicarious Experience and Aesthetic Education in 'The Ambassadors' and 'Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship'

10th December - Imagined Futures: Writing, Science, and Modernity in the To-Day and To-Morrow Book Series, 1923-31

10th December - Title to be confirmed

9th December - Everyday Cyborgs 2.0 - Alternative Legal Futures

5th December - Hair in the BBC's The Hollow Crown: the Wars of the Roses

5th-7th December - The Caucasian Chalk Circle

4th December - Introduction to Regular Expressions

4th December - DTA research seminar: Emma Parker (Leicester) - The Joe Orton Diaries: Love, Death and Wolfenden

4th December - Views on Ruskin

3rd December - Title to be confirmed

27th November - Introduction to AntConc

27th November - Camouflage Tactics and Indian Non-Removal in the American South

26th November - Title to be confirmed

22nd November - Equality: An American Dilemma, From Reconstruction to the 2020 Primaries

21st November - 'A pyramis of pity will I rear': Reworking Poetic Pity for Early Modern Drama

21st November - An Evening with Ruskin

20th November - Introduction to Sketch Engine

20th November - Building a Global Bookshelf: Asian Classical Literature for the General Readership, 1845-1915

20th November - Madeleine Carroll blue plaque unveiling

20th November - An evening celebrating the life of Madeleine Carroll

19th November - Motivation in Language

18th November - 19CC Works in Progress

14th November - 'Working with Shakespeare on stage and screen: Russell Jackson in conversation with Michael Dobson

14th November - George Orwell and 'The Ministry of Truth': Dorian Lynskey in Conversation

13th November - Manufactured Landscapes Screening and Roundtable

12th November - DTA research seminar: Bella Merlin, Facing the Fear: An Actor's Guide to Overcoming Stage Fright

8th November - Rethinking the Racial Politics of Decadence

6th-7th November - Researching Digital Cultures: Past, Present, Future

31st October - 'Crooked Cross: Wilson Knight and the Sun Wheel

31st October-2nd November - Attempts on her Life

30th October - Work-in-Progress seminar

30th October - Future Mutation

29th October - The spatial organisation of abstract thought

29th October - Seeking Asylum in the Nineteenth Century: Jane Eyre and the Guayran Emigrants

28th October - 'Art for the People' - Dr Emma West at the BMI

28th October - Bandung Generation: Decolonization, Cold War, and Global Literature

24th October - Violas before and after Shakespeare: Cross-dressing drama in Italy and England

22nd October - The role of gesture in the acquisition of a sign language as a second language

17th October - 'Pericles, scattered: thinking again about textual transmission

11th October - Language and Cognition at Birmingham (LACAB) Launch Event

10th October - The Life of a Play

9th October - Arts and Digital Cultures: Sophie Huckfield

7th October - The Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series – Professor Sarah Churchwell

3rd October - The Merchant of Everywhere: Shylock, cosmopolitanism, and nationalism

27th September - BHM2019 - Pride Not Prejudice: The College of Arts and Law Inclusivity Book Project

16th September - 'Cubists and Tubists': The Golden Age of Poster Design

19th July - TMI: Sharing and Surveillance

1st-2nd July - Modernism in the Home

24th-28th June - Corpus Linguistics Summer School 2019

17th June - Live Art for the Green Heart #1

17th-21st June - Birmingham Statistics for Linguists Summer School 2019

12th June - YES NO BLACK WHITE by Pablo Pakula (work in progress premiere)

10th-28th June - The John Webster play reading marathon

6th-8th June - BritGrad 2019

6th-8th June - Queen Anne

5th June - Digital cultures writing workshop

1st June - Nineteenth-Century Emigration in British Literature and Art

30th May - Heroes, heroines and gender inequality in children's fiction

30th-31st May - Affective Criticism | Affective Forms

29th May - Storytelling about 'Other' Cultures

29th May - Between Technology and Technique: Diderot's Paradox and the Mechanisation of Actor Training

29th May - Wordsworth's "Accidental" Landscape

22nd May - Book launch

22nd May - Cinematic Modernism: METROPOLIS and the Frankfurt School

20th May - Where's my story? A forum to discuss the effects of representation in theatre on young people's mental health

20th May - Wounded Sentimentalism: The Literature of Uplift

17th May - Tapra History and Historiography Interim Research Event

9th May - Cleopatra a gipsy

9th May - Tutankhamun: Facts, Fictions and the Mummy's Curse with Dr Eleanor Dobson

8th May - Enduring Bees: Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Apian Allusion, 1844 to 1856

8th May - By the Rivers of Modernism

2nd May - Materials of African literatures

25th April - Avoiding overgeneralization errors across languages: The Crosslinguistic Acquisition of Sentence Structure (CLASS) project

16th April - Fashioning the Victorians: The Crinoline with Dr Rebecca Mitchell

5th April - Pretty girls & brave boys. Fiction and the real world in children's literature

5th April - Linguistics & beyond: Interdisciplinarity and Impact - Postgraduate conference

28th March - New light on the King Lear quarto/Folio differences: Computational approaches to problems in textual studies

27th March - Famine Fever: Dickens, Cholera, and the Physiology of Salvation

22nd March - Listening to modernism

21st March - Shakespeare and Arab Popular Culture

21st-23rd March - Sylvia Plath: A Dramatic Portrait

16th March - British Milton Seminar Spring Meeting 2019

14th March - Shakespeare and the Culture of Collaboration

8th March - Slaying Dragons and Talking to Stomachs: Science and Selfhood in the Nineteenth Century

7th March - Atrocity at Agincourt: Massacre and Just War Theory in Henry V

6th March - Paper/Work: Reading Official Documents

6th March - Karl Marx and the Cycles of American Capitalism

28th February - Designing Shakespeare

27th February - Declining British Fiction?

27th February - Bringing the perfume out of everything: Vernon Lee and Scent

26th February - People&pages: poetry evening

21st February - The Poetics of Print

14th February - "In Praise of Hemp: Material Geographies in Shakespeare and Jonson"

14th-16th February - Eurydice

13th February - 19C Centre seminar series presents Dr Serena Trowbridge

7th February - Beyond Shakespeare's "Rubicon": Alternative Histories of Character

6th February - Works Loved: How Texts Matter To Us

6th February - Technologies of print

5th February - Yasmin Alibhai-Brown in Conversation

31st January - Performance of 'Words, Words, Words.'

30th January - Slow Violence: Reading Rob Nixon

30th January - Professor Lytle Shaw (NYU): Third Personism: The FBI's Poetics of Immediacy in the 1960s

30th January - CCLC Public Lecture: Sara Ahmed - Complaint as Diversity Work

24th January - Peter Hall and John Barton: Viewing and Reviewing

23rd January - Deep Time and the Anthropocene

23rd January - Samuel Johnson and the Origins of Writing

17th January - Q&A with actress Sonia Ritter

16th January - Romantic Listening

10th-11th January - Multilingual Practices in Early Modern Literary Culture


17th December - A Christmas Carol

12th December - Samuel Johnson and the Origins of Writing

10th December - Work in progress session

10th December - The Future of Language Change

6th December - Shakespeare's language: New perspectives from corpus linguistics

6th-8th December - A Dream Play

5th December - Contemporary Studies Network reading group: Women's Pain

5th December - Neo-Gothic architecture and the Victorian museum

5th December - Russell Jackson, Emeritus Professor of Drama will talk about: Noël Coward writes and rewrites two well-made plays

4th December - "Poor little snowflake, are you 'grossly' offended?": Quantifying the communicative styles of Twitter trolling

4th December - Film Screening: Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

29th November - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

29th November - Waxy Ears and Ungodly Itching: Retracing Musical Response in the Early Modern Playhouse

28th November - Data visualisation with R

28th November - DJ Taylor: Writing a Biography of Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'

28th November - CCLC book launch

27th November - Deception Detection by Linguistic Means

27th November - Poetry evening

22nd November - Elizabethan Boy Actors and the Archive

21st November - Pressures & Discrimination: Reading Emilie Pine & Eula Biss

21st November - Sketch Engine – an online corpus tool

21st November - Hijacking Human Rights: Neoliberalism, the New Historiography, and the End of the Third World

20th November - Construction Grammar and Corpus-based Discourse Analysis

19th November - Reading, Writing, and Racism: Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and African American Literacy in Cold War America

19th November - Culture and Cities - what is a 21st Century city system for culture?

15th November - Shakespeare and "Brand Britain": Representing the Nation in Twenty-first Century Performances of Shakespeare

15th November - Play/Pause: Games & Glitch

14th November - Advanced searches with regular expressions

14th November - Don't Lose It! Note-Taking and Referencing Software

14th November - The Weird and the Eerie

14th November - Placeless People: Writings, Rights, and Refugees

14th November - Late Victorian Little Magazines and the Invention of the Avant-Garde

14th November - Queer and Now reading group

13th November - Gendered social structure in 19th century children's literature: A corpus linguistic approach

13th November - Film Screening: Ex Machina

7th November - AntConc – exploring your own corpus

7th November - Imperative Conditionals; Black Speculative thought and the co-designed futurity

1st November - Rude Wind': King Lear – canonicity versus physicality

1st-3rd November - Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

31st October - English Lit PG Reading Group - 'Globalgothic'

31st October - 19CC book launch

31st October - Digital Cultures Reading Group

30th October - Language full of character: computational stylistics, authorship and genre

29th October - Black Histories in The Barber Collection

25th October - Re-Bibliography and the Pavier Quartos: New Evidence, New Questions

25th October - Film Screening: We Live in Public

24th October - Liz Berry reading and conversation about 'accents'

24th October - The Color of Hours: Race, Time, and Space in the Making of Postwar Detroit

22nd October - Babylon (1980)

18th October - Life-like Angelo

12th October - Videogames reading group and workshop, with Dr Rob Gallagher (KCL)

12th October - Dr Rob Gallagher (KCL) - Volatile Memories: Videogames and the Future of Forgetting

11th October - Shakespeare's Several Begetters

4th October - The Dramatic Manuscripts of Sir Edward Dering (1598-1644): A Cast List and a Plot

10th-12th September - International Arthurian Society British Branch Meeting

30th-31st July - Sign CAFÉ 1

20th-21st July - Radical Mischief

6th July - Symposium: New Work on the New York Schools

6th July - CLiC for 19th century scholars

30th June-16th November - Drawing out the Dinosaurs

29th June - Shakespeare Institute Philip Massinger marathon

29th June - Voicing the Non-Human

27th June - Alexander Pope: Text, Book, Work

27th June - Believe As You List and the New World Order

27th June - Shakespeare Institute Philip Massinger marathon

26th June - Shakespeare Institute Philip Massinger marathon

25th June - Shakespeare Institute Philip Massinger marathon

25th June - The Hermeneutic Cyborg

25th-29th June - Corpus Linguistics Summer School 2018

23rd June - Shakespeare Institute Philip Massinger marathon

22nd June - Shakespeare Institute Philip Massinger marathon

21st June - Shakespeare Institute Philip Massinger marathon

20th June - Shakespeare Institute Philip Massinger marathon

19th June - Shakespeare Institute Philip Massinger marathon

18th June - Shakespeare Institute Philip Massinger marathon

18th-19th June - Mind Reading: Mental Health and the Written Word

16th June - Shakespeare Institute Philip Massinger marathon

15th June - Inequality Discourses in the Media symposium

15th June - Shakespeare Institute Philip Massinger marathon

14th June - Shakespeare Institute Philip Massinger marathon

13th June - Shakespeare Institute Philip Massinger marathon

12th June - Shakespeare Institute Philip Massinger marathon

11th June - Shakespeare Institute Philip Massinger marathon

4th-8th June - Birmingham Statistics for Linguists Summer School

31st May - Ground Work/The Life of Landscape

31st May-2nd June - BritGrad 2018

31st May-2nd June - Fear and Misery of the Third Reich

29th May - How do we talk about Death before Birth?

24th May - Young Adult Fiction Afternoon Symposium

17th May - Rich Tissue: The Materials of Death in Webster

11th May - Textual Intimacy: the 2018 CLEMT summer symposium

9th May - CeSMA Annual Lecture

9th May - Assuming a Modern Air: Literary Atmosphere in the work of Charlotte Bronte and Dorothy Richardson

2nd May - Contemporary Confessionals Afternoon Symposium

2nd May - Ann Eriksson and Gary Geddes: The Political Muse

26th April - Medieval Nonhumanisms: A Sketch of a Nonsystematic Approach to Medieval Animal Studies

6th-7th April - Staging Pinter: Networks, Collaborators, Legacies

22nd March - The theatrical city revisited

22nd March - The Dramatic Exploits of Edmund Kean

21st March - 'I have no choice': Editing Byron from Manfred to Don Juan

21st March - Queer & Now: A Reading Group - Disturbing Attachments

19th March - 'Spring People': an evening of poetry

18th March - Where's my igloo gone?

15th March - Popular Entertainment and Female Performance in the 1600s

15th March - Introduction to Antconc

15th-17th March - Dover Beach

14th March - Pilgrims and Phantoms: Place, Time and the St Thomas Way

14th March - Stop/start film festival

12th March - Where's My Igloo Gone?: strategies and stories of climate change

9th March - Applying Shakespeare Symposium

8th March - Dido, Queen of Carthage: Jove Disposes

8th March - Regular Expression for Corpus Linguistic Analysis

7th March - Work in progress session

6th March - Does scene description guide perception? Investigating construal in language with eye-tracking

6th March - From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy.

2nd March - Introducing AntConc 3.5: A response to some common issues and challenges in corpus analyses

2nd March - Annual PGR Conference

1st March - Shakespearean Comedy and the Curse of Realism

1st March - Early Modern Epistolary Cultures

28th February - Postgraduate Showcase

22nd February - Danger, delight, and dutchness: researching the cultural milieu of a recently discovered restoration comedy

21st February - Citizens of Nowhere: Different Cosmopolitan Styles in the Fin de Siècle

20th February - Frequency is overrated: Using text dispersion to measure word importance

19th February - 2018 B-Film European Film Lecture and Screening

15th February - Victorian Dinosaurs: Facts and Fictions of the Nineteenth-Century Mesozoic

13th February - Medical Humanities and Medieval Literature? Voices, Breath, Feeling

12th-13th February - Radical empathy in the democratic process

8th February - Making Shakespeare: theatre and community

8th-10th February - Grimm Tales Retold

6th February - Virtual Open Day: Postgraduate opportunities in Film Studies

1st February - Simon Russell Beale Q and A with Abigail Rokison-Woodall

31st January - Learning to Write English: Problems and Evidence

25th January - Shakespeare Institute Thursday seminar

24th January - A Christmas Carol

24th January - Trump: One Year On

24th January - BAME (and other) voices in literary journalism

24th January - Annual Medieval and Early Modern lecture

24th January - Detecting World-Literature: (Sub-) Urban Crime Fiction in the Nineteenth Century

18th January - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

18th January - Playing Songs and Singing plays: ballads and plays in the time of Shakespeare

17th January - Manuscript, Print, Patronage and Place: Reconstructing the Jerningham Album at Costessey Hall

11th January - 'A word with you': theatrical speaking and listening


6th December - "Almost a Citizen": Robert Montgomery Bird's Racial Transformations and the Borders of Belonging

1st December - CLiC Dickens Day

1st December - CLiC Dickens Evening

30th November - Shakespeare's Lost Domesticity: responses to material absence in Stratford-upon-Avon

30th November-2nd December - Picnic at Hanging Rock

28th November - How persuasive is corporate discourse? An experiment testing the effectiveness of trust-building strategies in companies' texts.

27th November - Burdens of Representation? Contemporary theatre by minority artists in Britain

27th November - Old Christmas Returned

23rd November - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

23rd November - Shakespeare and the seven senses

23rd November - B-Film Book Launch, Guest Lecture and Film Screening

22nd November - CLiC workshop for CARE visitors

21st November - What and how do genes cause? Comparing aetiology in popular and professional discourse.

16th November - You see my sister's yet at my dispose": Horizontal Families on the Early Modern Stage

15th November - Queer & Now: A Reading Group

14th November - "Innocent until proven filthy": Constructions of New Lad masculinity in UK women's magazines

9th November - The Third Witch and Literary Studies: Or, Reading Macbeth Reading

8th November - Introduction to CQPWeb

6th November - Reading Communities: Connecting the Past and the Present

1st November - John Baskerville Book Launch

26th October - Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger

26th-28th October - Looking Backward

25th October - Introduction to Sketch Engine

24th October - Exploring corpus-based methods for comparative sociolinguistics

20th October - Gentlemen Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American Republic

19th October - Shakespeare and London

18th October - Introduction to AntConc and to corpus development

18th October - People and Pages: a showcase of local and regional poets

17th October - Big data, short texts

12th October - The view from the front line: Shakespeare and contemporary politics

12th October - Teaching the Textual Archive

11th October - Work-in-progress (staff only)

10th October - Indicating verbs as 'multimodal' constructions

5th October - Ninagawa Remembered: Kodama Ryuichi and Hiroko Yamaguchi

3rd October - The multimodal construction of collective identity: A case study in Snapchat 'live stories'

2nd October - Nikesh Shukla In Conversation

28th September - Whose Hamlet mocks the warm clown

7th September - Everyday Creativity and Communication

27th July - Sinclair Lecture 2017

24th-28th July - Corpus Linguistics Conference 2017

17th-21st July - Corpus Linguistics Summer School

6th July - The Dutch Lady

30th June - Intimacy and New Media: A Symposium

16th June - Corpus stylistics for the English classroom

15th June - Canadian Modernism at the present time

12th-30th June - The Fifth Annual Shakespeare Institute Play-Reading Marathon

1st-3rd June - Britgrad 2017

1st-3rd June - Other Stories

31st May - The way you tell it: the benefits and drawbacks of non-literal expression in everyday life

19th May - Graphic reading: a symposium

18th May - Audiences, Readers, Listeners, Users – Understanding reception in a digital age

17th May - New media affects

16th-18th May - RSC workshop opportunities

13th May - Postgraduate study in Shakespeare: an open afternoon at The Other Place

12th May - Out and out from the family to the community: the Housmans and the politics­­ of queer sibling devotion

12th May - The Tragical, Comical Fool's Game, or, Nun of Your Business

10th May - M3C Eighteenth-Century Research Workshop

10th May - Shakespeare for Freedom: Why the Plays Matter

8th May - Genders and the textual object

3rd May - 'it was love for you that set me afire': celebrating the poetry of Frank O'Hara

3rd-5th April - Crossing borders in the insular Middle Ages, c. 900-1500

29th March - Planet Earth II – The Making of a Natural History 'Blockbuster'

23rd March - I have got two worlds by't: patronage, the playhouse and Prince Henry's court

22nd March - Using corpus tools to analyse characterisation in literary texts: the example of Dickens

16th March - People to please, no time to lose: What is creativity under pressure and how do we evaluate it?

16th-18th March - Lucas and Time

14th March - Title to be confirmed

13th March - The friction of representation in contemporary visual culture

9th March - Editing for Performance

8th March - Centre for Literary Editing and the Materiality of the Text symposium

8th March - Laurence Anthony's AntTools

7th March - How arbitrary is English?

2nd March - 'What manner of man was he?'

28th February - The practice of Jane Austen

28th February - Applying constructivist, usage-based theory to language in aphasia: An exploratory study of verbs

27th February - Why do metaphors work? The power of metaphor in everyday communication

27th February - Modern American poetry on the Arts Team Show (Burn FM)

23rd February - 'Run when you will, the story shall be changed': narratives of change on Shakespeare's stage

22nd February - Getting to grips with BNCweb

21st February - More different than you might think: variation in student writing as revealed by a new MDA analysis of BAWE

20th February - A Queer method? Samuel Delany's empiricism and the uses of the literary

9th February - Phoenix Arising: John Fletcher, Sir Thomas Beecham and The Faithful Shepherdess in the Early Twentieth-Century Theatre

9th-11th February - Ursula

8th February - Investigating the politics of intimacy: a Brechtian production of Patrick Marber's Closer

7th February - Modelling constructional change with distributional semantics

2nd February - 'Ghosting' Walter Clun: Casting and Comedy in the 17th century Moor of Venice

1st February - Love's revival: film practice and the act of dying

31st January - "A Regiment of Skeletons and an Army of Bottles": Reading the anatomy museum in Nineteenth-Century scientific and popular culture

31st January - A corpus stylistic approach to the sermons of John Donne and his contemporaries

26th January - Alex Gilbreath Q&A

24th January - The discursive construction of inequality: a corpus approach

19th January - Vlogging the Bard: Serialization, Social Mediatization, Shakespeare

17th January - Unknowing lyric

16th January - Empirical insights into Cohesion. Contrasting English and German across Modes

16th January - Challenging the automaton: clog-dancing for the digital age

14th January - B-Film Annual Lecture 2017

12th January - Shakespeare and the Admiral's Men

10th January - Rethinking words and patterns and applying this to a local grammar of evaluative meaning


16th December - 20th Anniversary event: MA in Film and Television

9th December - Where's My Igloo Gone

7th December - Brave New World: an immersive 'Shakespearience'

6th December - Surveillant Landscapes: New directions in linguistic landscape research

5th December - Bad books: in the library with Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell

1st December - Shakespeare's walking-stick: or, what the Victorians made of Shakespeare

1st-3rd December - Orlando

30th November - Discourse and dialogue: Annotating and aggregating corpus data

30th November - Document, audience, affect: festival performances in Los Angeles of the 1970s and 80s

29th November - Unmasking 'The Confessional Unmasked'

29th November - The people's critical discourse analysis: an investigation of the 'moral order' of language as seen by Mass Observation project correspondents in the 1980s

28th November - The uses and limitations of current sign language corpora

28th November - Sound as affect on/as meaning and nervous receptivity

24th November - Shakespeare in the Rough and Uneven Cotswolds

22nd November - Holocaust poetry as communication

18th November - Centre for Literary Editing and the Materiality of the Text symposium

17th November - Middleton Reading Shakespeare

16th November - Introduction to Sketch Engine

16th November - On the radical political potential of performance: witnessing, implication and ethics in representing extremity

15th November - Retweets in social television practices: from keyword analysis to co-tellership

15th November - Q&A with playwright Anders Lustgarten

14th November - What is ambient literature?

10th November - Love, Duty and Loathing: Siblings and Half-Siblings in Early Modern England

9th November - Introduction to AntConc

8th November - The disappointment of Wordsworth's letters

8th November - Title to be confirmed

4th November - A corpus-based perspective on the US presidential election through a FireAnt analysis of candidates' social network interactions

2nd November - Introduction to Web as Corpus

27th October - 'Collaboration in the 'Ho' Plays: How did they do it?

27th-29th October - Odyssey

26th October - Speech presentation in 19th century literature: A hands-on approach

25th October - Blackmail, sodomy, and sex work: Oscar Wilde on trial

25th October - The Discourse of Sexual Health Advice

20th October - Shakespeare and live broadcast theatre - the backstory'

18th October - 45 Years of Budget Speech metaphors: 1971-2016

13th October - Shakespeare as Scripture: Ancient and Modern Models for Reading Sacred Texts

11th October - Discourse analysis of researcher vignettes: a reflexive approach to exploring co-production in a large diverse team

10th October - The COVE and SHORE: responding to the crisis facing the humanities

6th October - Anglo to Celto-Nordic Shakespeare

4th October - Discourse analysis of gender and age applied to the wider world of business

3rd October - Exploring frequency and textual units

3rd October - When does an audiobook stop being a book?

29th September - Shakespeare, Rome and the Institution of Theatre

15th-18th September - Screening Rights Film Festival 2016

28th July - An evening with Ruth Gilligan and Writing West Midlands

14th July - Tony Garnett, The Day The Music Died – a life lived behind the lens

4th-5th July - Environment, Economy and Climate Change: Stages in Transition

1st July - The Telltale

1st July - Britannia's Honour and London's Tempe

30th June - The Spanish Gypsy

30th June - The Sun's Darling

29th June - The Noble Spanish Soldier

29th June - The Welsh Ambassador

28th June - Match Me in London

28th June - Grammar lessons and language games: translating Tagore and Wittgenstein on children's education

28th June - The Wonder of a Kingdom

27th June - The Virgin Martyr

27th June - The Witch of Edmonton

24th June - If It Be Not Good, the Devil is In It

24th June - Troia Nova Triumphans

23rd June - The Roaring Girl

23rd June - The Bloody Banquet

22nd June - Northward Ho!

22nd June - The Whore of Babylon

21st June - Westward Ho!

21st June - The Honest Whore

20th June - Pageantry for the Royal Entry of King James I into London

20th June - The Patient Man and the Honest Whore

20th June - Sinclair Lecture 2016

20th-24th June - Corpus Linguistics Summer School 2016

17th June - Sir Thomas Wyatt

17th June - The Merry Devil of Edmonton

16th June - The Untrussing of the Humorous Poet

16th June - Blurt, Master Constable

16th-17th June - Directing Projects

15th June - The Spanish Moor's Tragedy

15th June - Sir Thomas More

14th June - Old Fortunatus

14th June - Patient Grissil

13th June - A Warning for Fair Women

13th June - The Shoemakers' Holiday

11th June - Screening of film students' showreel

11th June - Walking Writing Workshop with Helen Cross

10th June - Screening of film students' showreel

10th June - Macbeth, Macbeth

10th June - Ideas People: creative performance

9th June - Screening of film students' showreel

9th-11th June - Poor Tom

9th-11th June - Page, Stage and Screen

4th June - Hot Off The Press

3rd June - Playwrights' Workshop

3rd June - Speaking Shakespeare in the English-Speaking Cinema

1st June - A Reading of Macbeth, Macbeth

26th-27th May - Practical Projects in Drama

24th May - Better together? Exploring research collaboration

23rd May - Digital and social media workshop

23rd May - Digital and social media

21st May - The Dark Horse

20th May - Postgraduate symposium

20th May - Researching Regietheater: The work of German director Thomas Ostermeier at Schaubühne Berlin

20th May - The Dark Horse

19th May - The Dark Horse

17th May - Can you shut off the first language in a second language?

16th May - The contemporary "Middlebrow"

13th May - Kingdoms are Clay

9th May - Postcolonial poetics

6th-8th May - Theatre Praxis

25th April - Kill John Bull with Art: Modernism, Literary Elites and the Battle for Culture

22nd April - BELP 2016

22nd April - Ode to Shakespeare

31st March - Text-patterning in legal texts

22nd March - Towards a corpus linguistics of sign languages: The British Sign Language Corpus Project

17th March - Shakespeare and the kingdom of error

17th-19th March - The Good Sisters

15th March - Found in Translation: The influence of L1 word combinations on how idioms are processed in L2

14th March - Jonathan Coe

14th March - New media face culture, cinematic affect, and the recent films of Scarlett Johansson

10th March - Raping Lucrece: grief, remembrance and the politics of affect in Shakespeare

10th March - Gemma Bovery

9th March - Remembering Athens: 17 November 2015-1973-2015

8th March - The mutual influence of the first and second languages in German and English L1 speakers in second language environments

3rd March - Therefore ha' done with words: danced versions of Shakespeare

1st March - Time, Transition and Voice: The changing role of attributions in British sex education texts for teenagers, 1950-2014

29th February - Shadows, not substantial things: music in the works of James Shirley

25th February - Shakespeare Thursday Seminar

24th February - The Sacrifice, the Copy and the Critical Gaze: The Actor's Authenticity and the Commodity Value of Emotions

23rd February - Multimodality, news narratives and citizen journalism: The YouTube coverage of Oscar Pistorius

17th February - Implications and applications of dependency-based phraseology extraction

11th February - Shakespeare, Hegel, and the politics of freedom

11th February - Launching the Corpus Statistics Group

11th-13th February - Big Love

9th February - The Zhuangzi, hermeneutics and (philological) corpus linguistics

8th February - 'Authorship' talks

4th February - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

4th February - Twelfth Night

3rd February - 'Marmoreal Sisterhoods' and 'Mounting a poetic defence against 'fleshliness''

3rd February - 'The South-African "Children of the Mist"' and 'Riding like a Godiva'

3rd February - 'Saint Hunting with Saint Hannah' and 'Tagging Alongside'

2nd February - The making of 'EMMA: Exploring Multimodal Metaphor (and Metonymy) in Advertising': Background, rationale, first results, and future development

26th January - Some possibilities for data-driven analysis of multimodal narratives

21st January - Mastersinger! Shakespeare

20th January - 'The Aeriform Effusion' and 'Coleridge's Motion'

14th January - Strangely moving: Shakespeare's effective kneeling'.


10th December - Simple visualisations of corpus data using R Studio

8th December - Lies, well-meaning lies, self-serving lies: verbal hygiene and public discourse on 'extremism' and 'Islamophobia'

3rd December - Shakespeare at Oxford: University Plays and the Playhouse

1st December - Propositional unity and Zwicky's criterion

26th November - Misremembering Shakespeare

26th November - Analyse your own corpus with AntConc

24th November - Grammars of expertise: the rules of e-reading and other embodied technologies

19th November - 'Ever great': Ben Jonson's Works through four centuries

17th November - Comment is free? A corpus linguistic analysis of reader comments on The Guardian website

12th November - Shakespeare's Poetical Justice

12th November - Advanced CLiC - User-defined annotation

10th November - The discursive negotiation and enactment of power relations in online citizen science fora. An exchange-structure approach

29th October - Using CLiC to study literature

29th October - Shakespeare's tailors

27th October - Translation and translanguaging

22nd October - Henry V after the War on Terror

20th October - Evaluational adjectives

15th October - Captive Children in Shakespeare and in Real Life

13th October - Extraction and analysis of modal auxiliaries in consecutive clauses from the British National Corpus

6th October - Using corpus methods to explore an ethnographic survey on inter-religious relations in Yorubaland, Southwest Nigeria

2nd September - Sinclair Lecture and Seminar 2015

15th June-3rd July - The James Shirley Marathon

29th May - Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe

27th May - Romeo and Juliet

26th March - Early modern corruption and its representations

22nd March - Celluloid City

19th March - Shakespeare's Insides: A Study of the Complete Soliloquies and Asides

18th March - Centre for Corpus Research special seminar

18th March - Film and Human Rights: Local Stories and Bigger Pictures

16th March - Can Fiction Generate Social Change?

13th March - Presentation, Filmmaker Q&A and screening of En Attendant Godard, written and directed by William Brown

12th March - Shakespeare and Equality

12th March - Creative Minds at Birmingham: Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy

26th February - Handling Ophelia in recent stage productions of Hamlet

19th February - Open day for MA Film and Television: Research and Production

12th February - Nicholas Okes & Co.: co-operative publication and Q1 King Lear

5th February - Shakespeare's voice

5th February - Creative Minds at Birmingham: Award-winning poet and novelist Helen Dunmore

29th January - Private iteration and public life: William Dering's 1623 adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV

22nd January - Beckett's Shakespearean Echoes

15th January - Shakespearean freedom and Shakespearean form


9th December - Frenemies and fans: the emergence of different YouTube communities

4th December - Shakespeare and Opera

2nd December - Heteroglossia as practice and pedagogy

27th November - What Does it Take to be a Great Shakespeare Actor?

25th November - To be or only hyperbolically to be: is it a question of metaphor?

20th November - Shakespeare and the Talkies

18th November - Doctor patient discourse

17th November - Being Human in King Lear

13th November - In shape and mind transformed'? Televised teaching and learning Shakespeare

11th November - The automatic generation of figurative language by computers

4th November - Debunking myths about language and social media

28th October - Towards understanding the ecology of L2 development opportunities in teacher-led classroom discourse: the role of teachers' cognitions

23rd October - Global Shakespeares as Methodology

21st October - Cognitive advantages and disadvantages of bilingualism

16th October - Picturing the Ten Commandments in the Post-Reformation English Parish Church

14th October - Online semantic processing of metonymy and polysemy

9th October - Humorous Comedy and the Melancholy Jakes

7th October - Linguistic markers of Tweets, and giving unions a voice

2nd October - Shakespearean comedy and the boundaries of Europe

17th September - 'Goblin's market: commemoration, anti-semitism and the invention of "global Shakespeare" in 1916

6th August - K'antu Ensemble perform Shakespeare's Music

5th-7th June - British Graduate Shakespeare Conference 2014

31st May - Digital publishing: pixels vs. paper. The Kills

25th May - 'Who wants to live forever?' Mortals, immortals and the undead

24th May - Romeo and Juliet for the young viewer - interpretation and adaptation

8th May - Sinclair Lecture 2014 and CfBT Education Trust Open Lecture

16th April - Short stories in translation

27th March - "The end of Shakespeare's verse" from an/other end: 'Trans-creating' Shakespeare in Spanish today.

20th March - Shakespeare and the Countess: The Formidable Elizabeth Russell and the Blackfriars Theatre

20th March - Shakespeare and the Countess: The Formidable Elizabeth Russell and the Blackfriars Theatre

20th March - 'Life and Death' and the Social Action Film

19th March - Representing Animals in Scientific Journals: A Corpus Linguistic Approach

19th March - In our digital age, what value do books have?

19th March - Mad(e) in Hades

18th March - Life and Death in Chekhov (event cancelled)

18th March - Shakespeare's Global Communities: Shakespeare, Cultural Value and the Olympic World Shakespeare Festival

18th March - MA Film and Television Documentary Screenings

13th March - Laokoon, Dante, Shakespeare: a German view around 1800

13th March - Laokoon, Dante, Shakespeare: a German view around 1800

6th March - Walking in a Windsor Wonderland: a few ramshackle reflections on directing Shakespeare's greatest comedy

19th February - Commemoration & conflict workshop - 'challenges for HE practitioners in history, area studies & philosophical and religious studies

19th February - Introduction to postgraduate study in the School of English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies

13th February - Peculiar houses: the newness of early modern playhouses

6th February - Henry V after the War on Terror: Event Television, the Soldierly Body as Spectacle and the Uncertain Politics of Memorialisation

30th January - The Sensory Body in Shakespeare's Theatres

27th January - Freetown! Shakespeare and Social Flourishing

23rd January - Shakespeare's Persia

16th January - '"Grief best is pleased with grief's society": Shakespeare and Early Modern Sympathy'


5th December - Scholarship and Creativity: Adapting and Unadapting Shakespeare and Fletcher's Cardenio

28th November - Archives and Anecdotes

21st November - Where to find lost plays

21st November - Creative Minds at Birmingham - Bernard MacLaverty

14th November - Charles Mathews and his Gallery of British Theatrical Celebrity

31st October - Shakespeare's Sonnets and the Claustrophobic Reader

24th October - A Broken Coriolanus

17th October - The End of Shakespeare's Verse?

10th October - The Stage History of Cymbeline

3rd October - Asia, Text, Performance 1692-2013

22nd June - Undergraduate open day

21st June - Undergraduate open day

20th June - Undergraduate open day

6th-8th June - Fifteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference

1st June - Citizen Reader

28th May - Teaching Shakespeare and the Big Stuff

10th May - Reanimating Playbooks

9th May - Sinclair Lecture 2013

25th April - Staging Political Scandals: Two Brazilian Adaptations of William Shakespeare's Richard III

24th April - Redcrosse, the secular and the sacred: an evening of performance and presentations on St George and the modern meaning of Englishness

19th April - An Artistic Director Prepares

21st March - Time and The Tempest

20th March - Introducing our postgraduate courses in Shakespeare and Creativity

14th March - Hamlet in the Cold War: Zbigniew Herbert's 'Elegy of Fortinbras' and its Contexts

7th March - 'What's so funny 'bout campus Shakespeare?'

5th March - Second Stanley Wells Lecture

28th February - Staging Shakespeare's Books: Intermedial Dramaturgy in 21st Century European Performance

21st February - Sam Wanamaker

7th February - ''Olympic Performance in the Year of Shakespeare' and 'Actors and Academics: Ways of Seeing the Artefact'

31st January - Shakespearean Verse Speaking

24th January - Gregory Doran (Artistic Director, Royal Shakespeare Company)

23rd January - Shakespeare's Persia

17th January - Lettered Men and Spineless Women: The Gendering of Early Modern Stoicism

10th January - The Chronology of Christopher Marlowe


1st-3rd December - East Lynne