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.

Rebecca Lindsay attends the IRSCL Congress 2017, University of York, Toronto

Rebecca Lindsay, part-time PhD student, writes: My paper at the IRSCL Congress 2017 was a success; the Postgraduate Research Fund helped me get there. My trip to Canada to present at the International Research Society of Children’s Literature Congress 2017 … Continue reading

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Congratulations!

We are pleased to announce that Dr Rebecca Bullard has been awarded the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing Tony Gray Visiting Scholarship, 2017-18. Rebecca will join the community of OCLW Visiting Scholars at Wolfson College, Oxford, to work on her project: … Continue reading

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Fan studies – a new article

Evan Hayles Gledhill writes: Fan studies is an exciting and developing field that is highly inter-disciplinary; drawing together social science, history, literature, musicology and media scholars. My own research, into Gothic fiction, led me to become interested in audiences and fandoms. Gothic is … Continue reading

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Emerson and the Archives

Dr Krissie West writes: Some months ago, I was fortunate to receive funding from the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society to further my research for my monograph on Emerson and childhood. Emerson, the spearhead of the nineteenth-century American Transcendentalist movement and … Continue reading

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Jane Austen and money

In memory of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, and the launch of the new £10 note, featuring Austen, at Winchester Cathedral, Rebecca Bullard has written a piece on Austen and money for the Reading research blog: http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/the-forum/

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Diversifying Assessment

Thank you for contributing to the ‘Diversifying Assessment’ Survey Monkey Dr Maddi Davies writes: Dr Chloe Houston and I would like to thank the 95 students who completed our ‘Diversifying Assessments’ Survey Monkey poll. We appreciate very much the time … Continue reading

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A Special Collections exhibition: Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s Hogarth Press

You might be interested to hear Nicola Wilson talking about the Hogarth Press centenary and Virginia Woolf as a printer with Mariella Frostrup and Mark Haddon on BBC Radio 4 Open Book. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08vxkm5   You might also want to know … Continue reading

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University Teaching Fellows in our department – congratulations!

We are delighted to announce that Dr Chloë Houston and Dr Madeleine Davies (Department of English Literature) have been awarded The University of Reading Teaching Fellowship. This is a prestigious award conferred on members of staff who have demonstrated individual … Continue reading

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Dr Madeleine Davies and Dr Bethany Layne visit Vanessa Bell’s home for the Charleston Festival 2017

Dr Madeleine Davies and Dr Bethany Layne write:   On Friday 26th May we travelled to Charleston, Vanessa Bell’s home in Sussex and now a museum of Bloomsbury aesthetics, to hear a series of talks, lectures and debates led by … Continue reading

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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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