Category Archives: Department of English Literature news and events

DEL newsletter December 2021

University Closed Dates: Over the winter break, the University will be closed from Friday 24th December 2021, re-opening again on Tuesday 4th January 2022. Most University staff and services will not be available during this period, and Student Services itself … Continue reading

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DEL Newsletter autumn term no. 4

*REMINDER* DEL Town Hall Meeting  Wednesday 24 November 2021, 1-2pm    Online. Please use this link to access the meeting.    All English Literature staff and students are invited to the first Town Hall meeting of this year. This is a chance to share your … Continue reading

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DEL Newsletter

Things to do in week six Week 6 / enhancement week / reading week, whatever you want to call it, a break from classes in the middle of term is a blessing and a really useful time to catch up … Continue reading

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Professor Karin Lesnik-Oberstein on Power and Children’s Books: Teaching Myths, Fairy Tales, Folktale and Legends

Professor Karin Lesnik-Oberstein was recently asked to contribute to the blog curated by publisher Lantana. Lantana’s purpose is to ‘publish inclusive books by under-represented voices celebrating every kind of child and family’. Professor Lesnik-Oberstein wrote on the kinds of ‘power’ … Continue reading

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MA English Information Session – Pathways, Students’ Experiences and Creative Writing

Are you in Part 2 or 3 and interested in Master study? Aimed at current BA students, join us at 12.00 on Friday 23rd April to hear from MA students, Dr. John Scholar and Prof. Peter Robinson about the structure … Continue reading

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Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing: spring term seminars 2021

Please see below for the spring term seminars for the Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing. To join, please email cbcp@reading.ac.uk.

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Health Humanities Seminars for spring term 2021

This terms programme of talks from the Centure for Health Humanities. All papers will be delivered online: to join, email a.s.mangham@reading.ac.uk

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Online book launch: John Scholar on Impressions and Impressionisms – Henry James and Beyond

Impressions and Impressionisms – Henry James and Beyond An Online Roundtable Discussion and Book Launch.  Thursday 17 September 4-5.30pm (UK time) Click here to book a place. Participants: Max de Gaynesford (Philosophy, University of Reading), Dorothy Hale (English, UC Berkeley); Max Saunders (English, King’s College … Continue reading

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Making space: Connecting BAME students in the Department of English Literature

In this post, Part 3 students (and soon-to-be 2020 graduates!) Georgia Courtney-Cox and Yinka Olaniyan and Lecturer Dr Nicola Abram discuss the BAME English Literature students’ network launched in 2019/20. Find the BAME network end of year poster here. Yinka: … Continue reading

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Natasha Robson on the need for Critical Thinking.

Natasha Robson writes: Dear reader, This is a call to action. I have a simple and easily implementable proposition. Recently, there has been talk of and movement towards a restructuring of the history curriculum in the UK – and not … Continue reading

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