News from the School of English, Drama and Creative Studies

Professor Jeanette Littlemore awarded prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences

Professor Jeanette Littlemore awarded prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences

Description
Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Linguistics, Jeanette Littlemore, has been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Date:
Wednesday 24 February 2021

Report on Queer New York

Description
Watch a recording of the workshop which explored the queerness, and queering, of New York, offering a range of ways of thinking about queer preservation as enacted through writing and art-making.
Date:
Monday 8 February 2021
King Charles II and the Beaumont and Fletcher Folio

King Charles II and the Beaumont and Fletcher Folio

Description
Recent PHd Student Dr José Pérez Díez will introduce this landmark book which features 34 plays by English dramatists Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher.
Date:
Thursday 4 February 2021
World's Stage - a multilingual celebration  of Birmingham, Brummies and their Shakespeare

World's Stage - a multilingual celebration of Birmingham, Brummies and their Shakespeare

Description
The Everything to Everybody project, led by Professor Ewan Fernie of The Shakespeare Institute, have launched "World's Stage" a series of seven new short films.
Date:
Thursday 4 February 2021
Kenneth Koch Uncorked

Kenneth Koch Uncorked

Description
Carcanet Press blogpost by PhD student and poet Jeremy Over.
Date:
Tuesday 2 February 2021
Revisiting Groundhog Day

Revisiting Groundhog Day

Description
To mark Groundhog Day on 2 February, Dr James Walters of the Department of Film and Creative Writing revisits the 1993 film, and explores it's resonance within the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Date:
Monday 25 January 2021
Beyond Outlander: An alternative history of Scottish romantic fiction

Beyond Outlander: An alternative history of Scottish romantic fiction

Description
Dr Amy Burge of the Department of English Literature argues for a reconsideration of Scottish author Annie S. Swan's legacy as a bestselling author of Scottish romance in the early twentieth century.
Date:
Thursday 21 January 2021
A Clergyman's Daughter (1935)

A Clergyman's Daughter (1935)

Description
Centre for Modernist Cultures co-director Nathan Waddell published a new edition of George Orwell's least-familiar novel, A Clergyman's Daughter (1935) in the Oxford World's Classics series.
Date:
Tuesday 12 January 2021
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