Category Archives: Department of English Literature news and events

Congratulations to our new lecturer in creative writing, Kate Clanchy, who has received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Kate Clanchy received the honour for services to literature in schools, in recognition of her work as a Writer in Residence at Oxford Spires Academy. Over the last nine years, she has nurtured creative talent at the school, whose pupils … Continue reading

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Neil Cocks is running barefoot.

This would make an excellent title for an academic novel, but in this case we mean it literally. Neil Cocks is running the Oxfordshire Three Spires Challenge half-marathon in his bare feet to raise money for the Ollie Young foundation, a charity that … Continue reading

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Dr. John Scholar, our new colleague, introduces himself.

I’m delighted to be joining the Department of English Literature as a Lecturer, my first permanent academic job. I’m only coming 25 miles down the road as I’ve recently been at Oxford University, as PhD student, postdoc, and then lecturer. I’ve also studied in London … Continue reading

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Dr Anna Maerker (KCL), Interpreting the preserved body: Making intelligible specimens in nineteenth-century anatomy

  The representation of the body in three dimensions is crucial for artistic practice as well as for medical education, and anatomists and artists have long resorted to a wide range of practices and materials to represent the visual and haptic qualities … Continue reading

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Reminder: Tony Watkins Annual lecture

This annual lecture commemorating the academic work of Tony Watkins will take place on Thursday May 3rd at 6 pm in Edith Morley (formerly HUMSS Building) room  44. The eminent critical psychologist Dr Jan De Vos will speak on ‘Digitalizing childhood: leading … Continue reading

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Debate and doughnuts: Why are some wages more equal than others?

No matter your political agenda, staff and students alike are invited to a two-hour drop-in session to discuss the gender pay gap and issues of equal pay. Find out what your university has to say on: Tuesday 8th May at … Continue reading

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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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