News from the School of English, Drama and Creative Studies

Report on Queer New York

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.

Revisiting Groundhog Day

Photograph-of-Dr-James-Walters

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.

A Clergyman's Daughter (1935)

Cover of the Oxford World's Classics 2021 edition of George Orwell's novel a Clergyman's Daughter (1935)

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.

Why knowing languages matters

Professor Dagmar Divjak

Professor Dagmar Divjak comments on the British Academy joint statement warning that the pandemic should serve as a wakeup call on the decline of language learning across the English speaking world

Craiova International Shakespeare Festival Prize

Michael Dobson in Craiova, 2014

Professor Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute, has been named as the 2020 winner of Romania's prestigious Craiova International Shakespeare Festival Prize.

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