Category Archives: Department of English Literature news and events

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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Pulpit, Playhouse and Page: online seminars in early modern theatrical and non-theatrical exchanges

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DEL Island Discs Episode Ten: Bear Hunt and Fat Puss

Welcome to the tenth episode of DEL Island Discs! This week we’ve handed the reins to some junior readers, who are going to cast away two of their favourites: the Bear from We’re Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael … Continue reading

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DEL Island Discs Episode Nine: Robinson Crusoe

This week’s castaway is Robinson Crusoe from the proto novel of the same name by Daniel Defoe, introduced by Professor Peter Robinson, whose own contribution to the Robinsonade genre is a tercentennial publication called The Constitutionals: A Fiction (2019), in … Continue reading

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DEL Island Discs Episode Eight: Esther Greenwood

Welcome to Episode Eight of DEL Island Discs! Our presenter this week is Sybil Ruth and our castaway is Esther Greenwood from Sylvia Plath’s 1963 novel, The Bell Jar. Sibyl Ruth graduated forty years ago, and as part of her English … Continue reading

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