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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.

Learning to speak Shakespeare’s verse in a Workshop with Jenny Caron Hall and Prof. Grace Ioppolo

‘Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue’: Hamlet’s advice to the actors who visit Elsinore is, ironically, easy to say but difficult to do. That is why I invited Jenny Caron … Continue reading

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Wilfred Owen: Centenary talk and reading at MERL

6-8 pm Thursday 15 November 2018 MERL The Museum of English Rural Life A Talk by Dr Jane Potter (Oxford Brookes) Followed by readings from PENNIES ON MY EYES: Poems by Wilfred Owen ADMISSION FREE: Further information: p.robinson@reading.ac.uk The latest addition to the … Continue reading

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Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies: Seminars 2018

25 October, 4.30 pm in Edith Morley 124 Norman Housley (University of Leicester) ‘An English proposal for a crusade against the Irish, c. 1329-31’.   22 November Stenton Lecture  Nicholas Vincent (University of East Anglia) ‘The Letters of England’s Kings and Queens 1154-1215: A … Continue reading

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Archives and Texts seminars autumn 2018

Thursday 15th November (wk 7), 5-6pm Dr Sophie Heywood (MLES, Reading), ‘Power to children’s imaginations: children’s picturebooks and ‘68’’ Edith Morley, G44 Thursday 6th Dec (wk 10), 5-6pm Dr Sara Sullam (Milan, British Academy Visiting Fellow, MLES) ‘Reading for translation: Anglo-Italian … Continue reading

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Students Talk: Learning Journals (a PLanT Project)

In this post Hannah Ashraf, a graduate of BA (Hons) English Literature, and Dr Nicola Abram, Lecturer in Literatures in English, discuss their 2018/19 PLanT Project ‘Students Talk: Learning Journals’.  Hannah: I first came across the journal assessment method in my … Continue reading

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Early Modern Research Seminars, Autumn 2018

Monday 22 October, 1pm, EM 124: Dr. Laura Sangha (Exeter), “The Social, Personal and Spiritual Dynamics of Ghost Stories in Early Modern England” Monday 19 November, 1 pm, EM 124: Rachel Foxley (Reading), “Gender and slavery in Milton’s republicanism” Wednesday … Continue reading

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Jess Brisley’s UROP in Special Collections: Publishing Class

Jess Brisley, English Lit and Theatre, 2nd year, UoR This summer, I spent six weeks undertaking a research project based in the archives of Special Collections at the Museum of English Rural life as part of the UROP scheme with … Continue reading

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Rosalind Laker Prize for Creative Writing

The Department is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Rosalind Laker prize for Creative Writing is Hannah Murphy, who graduated recently. The Rosalind Laker Prize for Creative Writing is an annual award established by Mrs Sue Keane and … Continue reading

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English Literature students lead cast, in Shakespeare’s return to Reading Abbey Ruins. Much Ado About Nothing, 11th-21st July

Reading Abbey Ruins have re-opened to the public, after a three year, £3.15m restoration project, meaning that the popular Open Air Shakespeare by Progress Theatre (which moved to the beautiful Caversham Court Gardens in 2012) has now returned to the … Continue reading

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Second Sight: The Margaret Atwood Learning Journals

Second Sight: The Margaret Atwood Learning Journals is published by the UoR this week and it celebrates the quality of our students’ work on the final year ‘Margaret Atwood’ module. Co-edited with a Part 3 DEL student, the book presents … Continue reading

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