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

United Kingdom Linguistics Olympiad

United Kingdom Linguistics Olympiad

Description
Round two hosted by the Department of English Language and Linguistics, including a mini-olympiad for local schools.
Date:
Friday 22 March 2019
People & Pages, 26th February, Wayland's Yard

People & Pages, 26th February, Wayland's Yard

Description
An arsenal of Midlands poets offered up readings tacitly concerning how Midlands identity can be approached from diverse, and intentionally surprising, angles. at the 'People & Pages' event at Wayland's Yard café.
Date:
Friday 15 March 2019
The role of metaphor in 'witchcraft'

The role of metaphor in 'witchcraft'

Description
Professor Jeannette Littlemore's presentation at the Association of Child Protection Professionals Conference.
Date:
Sunday 10 March 2019
ELAL doctoral researcher wins thesis presentation competition

ELAL doctoral researcher wins thesis presentation competition

Description
Walaipun Puengpipattrakul won the prize at the 8th Thai Student Academic Conference (SACC-TSAC) held at Imperial College London in Febrary,
Date:
Friday 8 March 2019
One Minute Movie competition 2019

One Minute Movie competition 2019

Description
The Department of Film and Creative Writing is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 One-Minute Movie Competition, which is open to all University of Birmingham students. Deadline: 10 May.
Date:
Wednesday 6 March 2019
CLiC 2.0 release

CLiC 2.0 release

Description
We are releasing the brand-new version 2.0 of the CLiC web app with a refreshed look, many new features and additional texts. As part of the upgrade, the CLiC server will be down on Thursday 7 March.
Date:
Tuesday 5 March 2019
How British Sign Language developed its own dialects

How British Sign Language developed its own dialects

Description
Adam Schembri writing for The Conversation (with Kearsy Cormier, UCL).
Date:
Tuesday 5 March 2019

Room at the Top: A Writer's Week in the Rotunda

Description
Birmingham Poet Laureate, Richard O'Brien, to tell Writing West Midlands about his residency in the Rotunda in central Birmingham.
Date:
Thursday 28 February 2019
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