News from the School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies

Pattern Grammar in the Classroom

Pattern Grammar in the Classroom

Description
Dr Suganthi John and Dr Crayton Walker are in Newcastle to deliver teacher training workshops on 'Pattern Grammar in the Classroom' at International House (Newcastle) for DELTA trainees and language teachers.
Date:
Wednesday 17 October 2018
CMC hosts meeting for Oxford University Press Edition of Wyndham Lewis

CMC hosts meeting for Oxford University Press Edition of Wyndham Lewis

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Day devoted to discussions about the complexities involved in establishing textually reliable scholarly editions of Lewis's work.
Date:
Tuesday 16 October 2018

Genre worlds: Australian popular fiction in the twenty-first century

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Amy Burge writing in the Popular Literature blog.
Date:
Monday 15 October 2018
OutLiar

OutLiar

Description
Olu Popoola, a PhD researcher at CCR, has launched OutLiar, a deception blog that showcases investigative linguistic techniques and explores instances of (alleged) duplicity, doublespeak and disinformation in global affairs past and present.
Date:
Wednesday 10 October 2018
Richard O'Brien named as the new Birmingham Poet Laureate

Richard O'Brien named as the new Birmingham Poet Laureate

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Richard O'Brien (Shakespeare Institute) who was named as the new Birmingham Poet Laureate at an event held at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Date:
Monday 8 October 2018
Death before Birth project on show at New Street Station

Death before Birth project on show at New Street Station

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Jeannette Littlemore and Sarah Turner showcase findings at in station atrium as part of 'Research at the Heart of Brum' event tomorrow.
Date:
Friday 5 October 2018
Patterns and Constructions in Language Teaching and Lexicography

Patterns and Constructions in Language Teaching and Lexicography

Description
Professor Susan Hunston will travel to Guangdong University of Guangzhou City to deliver a five day workshop.
Date:
Tuesday 2 October 2018
Analysis of billions of Twitter words reveals how American English develops

Analysis of billions of Twitter words reveals how American English develops

Description
New words in American English tend to develop in five regional linguistic 'hotspots' before spreading across the United States and beyond, a new study reveals.
Date:
Wednesday 26 September 2018
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