Category Archives: Department of English Literature news and events

UROP 2020: Tracing the Nigerian Civil War in the archives of Heinemann’s African Writers Series

Dr Sue Walsh is looking to recruit a student in the middle year(s) of their undergraduate degree (second year, or third year of four year degree) to work on a project working on the archives of Heinemann’s African Writers Series, which … Continue reading

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Centre for Health Humanities: (Dis)ability at the Centre

Join us to explore the experiences and representations of (dis)ability past and present, through different media, in and outside of academia! 3 February, 12-1.30pm, Chancellors G13 Dr Kai Syng Tan (Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University) ‘Neurodiversity in Higher … Continue reading

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Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies spring term seminars

Thursday  30 January, 4.30pm, Edith Morley 124 Myra Bom (Royal Holloway, University of London) ‘Agency and Divorce. The Case of Constance of France (1165).’ Thursday  19 March, 4.30pm, Edith Morley 124  Christa Gray (University of Reading) ‘Dead body problems: burials in … Continue reading

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Early Modern Research Centre spring term seminars

Monday 10 February, 1 pm, Edith Morley 181 Dr. Gillian Woods (Birkbeck),’ “Go make your liuely battel”: representing violence on the Renaissance stage’. Monday 24 February, 1 pm, Edith Morley 181 Dr. Alanna Skuse (Reading), ‘Biting one’s tongue: glossotomy and gesture in … Continue reading

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University of Reading’s 2019 Beckett week, 6-9 November

We are delighted to welcome you to the University of Reading’s 2019 Beckett week, 6-9 November in the Minghella Studios, Whiteknights campus, Shinfield Road RG6 6BT. Events include: A conference on Beckett and Italy on 7th-8th November, 9.30am onwards. Minghella … Continue reading

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The English Society reports on the English Literature Department Research Evening.

Last week The English Society and other students attended a research evening hosted by some of the staff from the English Literature department, Karin Lesnik-Oberstein and David Brauner. It was a very informative and enjoyable evening, giving students an interesting … Continue reading

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Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies Seminars Autumn 2019

Seminars will be held on Thursdays at 4.30 pm in Edith Morley 124 unless otherwise stated. 11 October FRIDAY, 4.30pm Edith Morley 124 Helen Nicholson (University of Cardiff), ‘Queen Sybil of Jerusalem and the Third Crusade’ 14 November Stenton Lecture: … Continue reading

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“From Switzerland” by Peter Robinson published by LONGITŪDINĒS

On 1 October, “From Switzerland”, Peter Robinson’s new sequence of poems, appeared on the LONGITŪDINĒS website, the first publication of this new founded magazine. LONGITŪDINĒS is an arts and literature magazine, with annual print editions and online content. It is conceived … Continue reading

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Immy Mason-Evans on ‘Mastering your Masters (based on experience)’

You will expect your masters to feel like the natural step up from your undergraduate degree. You will expect to feel confident and comfortable discussing theories, criticism and your own literary analysis. After the longest summer, fuelled by the success … Continue reading

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Professor Karin Lesnik-Oberstein on BBC4

BBC Radio 4 recently aired a documentary on Hairy Art that featured Professor Karin Lesnik-Oberstein. If you missed it when it first aired (Tuesday, 13th August at 11.30am), you can still listen to it on BBC Sounds.  For more information … Continue reading

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