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About English Literature at Reading

The Department of English Literature at Reading has been an internationally recognised centre for research and teaching in English Studies for over a hundred years. Our teaching system, with its emphasis on seminars and tutorial work, encourages our students to discuss ideas with tutors and other students in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. All of our students have access to dedicated study advisors; our academic placement scheme and 'professional track' programme provide invaluable preparation for subsequent careers.

Congratulations

Our current M(Res) in Children’s Literature student Kristy Keller has won second prize in the category ‘First Pages’ at the Swedish ‘Stockholm Writer’s Festival’ with her children’s detective novel Harper Holloway and the Disappearance of Arabella Sent   http://stockholmwritersfestival.com/im-thrilled-chosen/ Many congratulations, … Continue reading

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Our alumna, Bea Fitzgerald, on moving from a degree in English literature to a career in publishing

Are you wondering which careers might follow a degree in English literature? Bea Fitzgerald graduated from the University of Reading with a first-class degree in English literature in 2017, and has recently embarked on a career in publishing. Here, she … Continue reading

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We wish Jean Call a long and happy retirement

We all know that a friendly, professional support team is as vital to a department as dedicated teachers and lively, questioning students. The Department of English Literature at Reading is very fortunate in our support team, and so we are … Continue reading

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Modernist Periodicals Reading Group

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Sarah MacDougall, ‘Rediscovering the Whitechapel Girl’

A free public lecture as part of the exhibition, ‘Colours more than sentences’: Illustrated editions of The Ballad of Reading Gaol.  Clare Winsten (1894-1989) was the sole female member of the ‘Whitechapel Boys’, a group of artists and poets who emerged … Continue reading

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Archives & Texts Seminars: Guest lecture

Dr Rod Rosenquist (Northampton) will speak in “Autobiography, Authorial Celebrity and Sales: Gertrude Stein and Wyndham Lewis in the Archives”       5pm-6pm, Thursday 19th April, Edith Morley building, 257. All welcome

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The Business of a woman’s life

Female authorship, celebrity, and fandom in the long 19th century An interdisciplinary conference. University of Reading, 26th March 2018. Plenary speaker:   Prof. Alexis Easley, University of St. Thomas Sponsored by the British Association for Victorian Studies and the University of Reading. … Continue reading

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Rural Riders and Radicals: the DEL-MERL visiting speakers series

22nd March, 12-1pm, Museum of English Rural Life. Jos Smith, Vibrant localism: the story of Common Ground Jos will introduce the work of Common Ground and explore the group’s relationship to rural England, in which ideas of the local are … Continue reading

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GCMS Seminar

Thursday, 15th March at 4.30 pm in Edith Morley 124 Victoria Flood (University of Birmingham) ‘Fairy Narratives from the Welsh March: Re-localisations of the Melusine Legend’ Drinks and nibbles to follow in G27L

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‘Colours More Than Sentences’

An exhibition of illustrated editions of Oscar Wilde’s The Ballad of Reading Gaol, curated with Michael Seeney, and held in the 120th anniversary year of the Ballad’s first publication Opens Wednesday, 14th March 2018 at Berkshire Record Office, Coley Avenue, Reading … Continue reading

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