Author Archives: Cindy

About Cindy

Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Jess Phillips MP at the University of Reading (16th November 2017)

Dr Madeleine Davies (Department of English Literature) write: The Vice-Chancellor’s Endowment Fund generously supported the Department of English Literature and the Department of Politics and International Relations in hosting Jess Phillips MP at the University of Reading last week.   … Continue reading

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EMRC seminar

Monday 20 November 1 pm, EM G44: All Welcome Dr Brodie Waddell (Birkbeck), ‘Labouring literature: writing about work in early modern England’

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A book launch event – all welcome

At Blackwell’s Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford, on 28th November, there is to be a special evening with Steven Matthews and Fiona Sampson, where they will be discussing their latest publications, and exploring poetry, place in history and the natural world. … Continue reading

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Next EMRC seminar – Monday 6th November

6 NOVEMBER, Edith Morley G44, 1 pm: Gabriella Infante (KCL), ‘”The moving closets of brave Ladies, and beautifull virgins”: coaches through the male gaze on the Restoration stage’

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Evan Hayles Gledhill at the British Library

On Halloween, Reading PhD student Evan Hayles Gledhill will be running a free session at the British Library to introduce library users to the magical texts, and texts about magic, held within the collections. Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them is a 45 minute … Continue reading

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Award-winning author becomes inaugural Creative Fellow at the Samuel Beckett Research Centre

A multi-award-winning author will set out to create a new piece of creative work inspired by Samuel Beckett after being confirmed as the University of Reading’s first Beckett Creative Fellow. Eimear McBride, whose novel The Lesser Bohemians won a James … Continue reading

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Searcher in the Dawn

Peter Stoneley writes: We are pleased to announce the publication of a novel by Cindy Becker, Searcher in the Dawn, produced in paperback and as an e-book by Endeavour Press. The book is based on some of the research that … Continue reading

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MA Creative Writing Pays Off

Shane O’Neill writes: I am in my Grandmother’s library. Surrounding me on the walls are lines of leather-bound tomes, heavily battered spines and curled yellowing paper. I am four and cannot read. Nonetheless, I sit with a book in my … Continue reading

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The Creative Arts Anthology is back!

Since 2008, the English Department has published its annual Creative Arts Anthology, bringing together the creative work of contributors from the university, and the Reading creative scene. The 2017 edition, Truth is Like a Lazarus; or, A Roof Bursting with … Continue reading

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The Business of a Woman’s Life: Female Authorship, Celebrity and Fandom in the Long Nineteenth Century

CFP: The Business of a Woman’s Life:  Female Authorship, Celebrity and Fandom in the Long Nineteenth Century An interdisciplinary conference to be hosted by the University of Reading, 26th March 2018. Keynote Speaker (provisional): Prof. Alexis Easley, University of St. Thomas Emily … Continue reading

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