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Prof Jeanette Littlemore to deliver talk at the BAAL-Routledge workshop

Prof Jeanette Littlemore to deliver talk at the BAAL-Routledge workshop
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Prof Jeannette Littlemore is giving an invited talk at the BAAL-Routledge workshop on the topic of applying cognitive linguistics in educational settings at the University of Glasgow, Friday 19th January 2018.
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18/01/2018

CLiC and Dickens's not-so-conspicuous techniques of characterisation: Reporting verbs

CLiC and Dickens's not-so-conspicuous techniques of characterisation: Reporting verbs
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In this guest post for the CLiC Dickens Blog, Pablo Ruano San Segundo discusses gendered reporting verbs and alliterative patterns of character names and reporting verbs found with the CLiC web app.
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15/01/2018

University of Birmingham appoints acclaimed playwright as Creative Fellow

University of Birmingham appoints acclaimed playwright as Creative Fellow
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Juliet Gilkes Romero appointed Creative Fellow in Writing for Performance.
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10/01/2018

Grant greenlight for immersive drama project

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Dr Joanna Bucknall has secured a grant of £60,399 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council for a project called 'Corpus Quod'. It will develop augmented reality and immersive strategies that will enable audiences to experience what it is like to be an asylum seeker in the UK
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05/01/2018

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships internal application process

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Fellowships to be held in the College of Arts and Law at the University of Birmingham commencing between 1 September 2018 and 1 May 2019.
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04/01/2018

Call for papers: Alexander Pope: Text, Book, Work – 27 June 2018

Call for papers: Alexander Pope: Text, Book, Work – 27 June 2018
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A one-day symposium to be held at the University of Birmingham. Discussion will address the range of Pope's diverse writings and consider possible modes of future readin
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22/12/2017

Six films that shaped the way we view Christmas

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In the run up to Christmas, six members of B-Film discuss their choices for films that help define the festive season.
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21/12/2017

Everything you need to know about Christmas cracker jokes

Everything you need to know about Christmas cracker jokes
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The jokes found inside Christmas crackers are famous for making the family groan as well as laugh. Professor Susan Hunston tells us what makes Christmas Cracker jokes funny.
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21/12/2017

Stylistic variation in the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account

Stylistic variation in the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account
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Jack Grieve and Isobelle Clarke from the Centre for Corpus Research released a report describing an analysis of stylistic variation on the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account and the stylistic typicality of the "Pled" Tweet
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12/12/2017

Bah Humbug! - Was Christmas invented in Birmingham?

Bah Humbug! - Was Christmas invented in Birmingham?
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Professor Michaela Mahlberg writes for the Birmingham Perspective on the ClicDickens project and the first public reading of 'A Christmas Carol' - in Birmingham on 27 December 1853.
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12/12/2017
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