News from the School of English, Drama and Creative Studies

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
DTA doctoral student longlisted for Women's Prize for Playwriting

DTA doctoral student longlisted for Women's Prize for Playwriting

Description
Doctoral researcher Lorna French is one of 70 playwrights longlisted for the 2020 prize
Date:
Monday 10 August 2020
ELAL hosts UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference 2020

ELAL hosts UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference 2020

Description
ELAL reports on hosting this year's UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference (UK-CLC), held 27 to 29 July 2020.
Date:
Wednesday 5 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
Film and TV Alumnus is 'One to Watch'

Film and TV Alumnus is 'One to Watch'

Description
Hanz MacDonald, MA in Film and Television: Research and Production 2014, selected for Edinburgh TV Festival talent scheme
Date:
Thursday 30 July 2020

Les Blancs: Theatre and Revolutionary Movements

Description
Lorna French, doctoral researcher in DTA, in conversation with playwright Jennifer Farmer for the National Theatre on Lorraine Hansberry's play Les Blancs.
Date:
Sunday 26 July 2020
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