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.

20th-Century British Periodicals: Words and Art on the Printed Page

Kate Macdonald writes:   20th-Century British Periodicals Words and Art on the Printed Page Tuesday 4 July 2017, 09.00-19.00 Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading £35 / £15, includes lunch and drinks reception This conference supports current scholarship … Continue reading

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‘I am / At war ‘twixt will and will not’ (Measure for Measure) Or Why I’ve been advising the writing team of the new TV series Will

  Grace Ioppolo writes: As some of you may know, I’m the founder and Director of a theatre history digitisation project that offers free access to 2000 pages of original records from Shakespeare’s time (www.henlsowe-alleyn.org.uk). The records belong to Philip … Continue reading

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The Professional Track ceremony

Lucy Stone writes: The Professional Track has grown into a scheme which is embedded across the School of Literature and Language, with students from all Departments getting involved. In 2016-7 we ran 10 different professional courses, welcomed 10 external speakers … Continue reading

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Visual culture and ‘points of view’

Dr Neil Cocks writes: Studying English Literature can lead to work with many different kinds of texts, from the latest scientific papers, to material texts such as gravestones or coins. For example, Dr Neil Cocks’s research on ideas of ‘point … Continue reading

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Chair of the Senior Tutor Community of Practice

We are pleased to announce that Dr Madeleine Davies has been elected Chair of the Senior Tutor Community of Practice.  Madeleine writes: ‘I’m very excited about this opportunity and I’m looking forward to working closely with this fantastic group of … Continue reading

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Dr Wendy O’Shea-Meddour at the Oxford Literary Festival

As part of the St Hilda’s College Writers’ Day at the Oxford Literary Festival, Dr Wendy O’Shea-Meddour (alumna, St Hilda’s College, now English Lecturer at the University of Reading) and her daughter/illustrator, Mina May (now aged 16), discussed their adventures … Continue reading

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The Monroe Group: University of Reading Interdisciplinary Research Network for the study of Politics in the Americas  

  Dr Madeleine Davies writes: Staff and research students are invited to attend the University of Reading’s new interdisciplinary research network launch event on 2 May, 2017. The Vice-Chancellor, Sir David Bell, will launch the network and introduce the keynote … Continue reading

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Dr Madeleine Davies views the Vanessa Bell exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery (April 13 2017)

    If you have an interest in ‘The Bloomsbury Group’, you may enjoy visiting the Vanessa Bell exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Vanessa Bell was Virginia Woolf’s older sister and she was an influential artist in the early … Continue reading

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JESS PHILLIPS MP: ‘FINDING YOUR VOICE’

Maddi Davies writes: I have invited Labour MP Jess Phillips to talk at the University on June 1st. She is a witty and engaging speaker who is not afraid of addressing controversial issues. All students and colleagues who have an … Continue reading

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RUSU Teaching Excellence Award: Dr Madeleine Davies

Dr Madeleine Davies writes: THANK YOU! I’d like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who nominated me for the ‘RUSU Teaching Excellence Award’. I have won the Award for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and I couldn’t be … Continue reading

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