Category Archives: Department of English Literature news and events

Jane Austen and money

In memory of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, and the launch of the new £10 note, featuring Austen, at Winchester Cathedral, Rebecca Bullard has written a piece on Austen and money for the Reading research blog: http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/the-forum/

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Diversifying Assessment

Thank you for contributing to the ‘Diversifying Assessment’ Survey Monkey Dr Maddi Davies writes: Dr Chloe Houston and I would like to thank the 95 students who completed our ‘Diversifying Assessments’ Survey Monkey poll. We appreciate very much the time … Continue reading

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A Special Collections exhibition: Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s Hogarth Press

You might be interested to hear Nicola Wilson talking about the Hogarth Press centenary and Virginia Woolf as a printer with Mariella Frostrup and Mark Haddon on BBC Radio 4 Open Book. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08vxkm5   You might also want to know … Continue reading

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University Teaching Fellows in our department – congratulations!

We are delighted to announce that Dr Chloë Houston and Dr Madeleine Davies (Department of English Literature) have been awarded The University of Reading Teaching Fellowship. This is a prestigious award conferred on members of staff who have demonstrated individual … Continue reading

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Dr Madeleine Davies and Dr Bethany Layne visit Vanessa Bell’s home for the Charleston Festival 2017

Dr Madeleine Davies and Dr Bethany Layne write:   On Friday 26th May we travelled to Charleston, Vanessa Bell’s home in Sussex and now a museum of Bloomsbury aesthetics, to hear a series of talks, lectures and debates led by … Continue reading

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20th-Century British Periodicals: Words and Art on the Printed Page

Kate Macdonald writes:   20th-Century British Periodicals Words and Art on the Printed Page Tuesday 4 July 2017, 09.00-19.00 Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading £35 / £15, includes lunch and drinks reception This conference supports current scholarship … Continue reading

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‘I am / At war ‘twixt will and will not’ (Measure for Measure) Or Why I’ve been advising the writing team of the new TV series Will

Grace Ioppolo writes: As some of you may know, I’m the founder and Director of a theatre history digitisation project that offers free access to 2000 pages of original records from Shakespeare’s time (www.henlsowe-alleyn.org.uk). The records belong to Philip Henslowe, … Continue reading

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The Professional Track ceremony

Lucy Stone writes: The Professional Track has grown into a scheme which is embedded across the School of Literature and Language, with students from all Departments getting involved. In 2016-7 we ran 10 different professional courses, welcomed 10 external speakers … Continue reading

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Visual culture and ‘points of view’

Dr Neil Cocks writes: Studying English Literature can lead to work with many different kinds of texts, from the latest scientific papers, to material texts such as gravestones or coins. For example, Dr Neil Cocks’s research on ideas of ‘point … Continue reading

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Chair of the Senior Tutor Community of Practice

We are pleased to announce that Dr Madeleine Davies has been elected Chair of the Senior Tutor Community of Practice.  Madeleine writes: ‘I’m very excited about this opportunity and I’m looking forward to working closely with this fantastic group of … Continue reading

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