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Rebecca Lindsay attends the IRSCL Congress 2017, University of York, Toronto

Rebecca Lindsay, part-time PhD student, writes: My paper at the IRSCL Congress 2017 was a success; the Postgraduate Research Fund helped me get there. My trip to Canada to present at the International Research Society of Children’s Literature Congress 2017 … Continue reading

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Congratulations!

We are pleased to announce that Dr Rebecca Bullard has been awarded the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing Tony Gray Visiting Scholarship, 2017-18. Rebecca will join the community of OCLW Visiting Scholars at Wolfson College, Oxford, to work on her project: … Continue reading

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Fan studies – a new article

Evan Hayles Gledhill writes: Fan studies is an exciting and developing field that is highly inter-disciplinary; drawing together social science, history, literature, musicology and media scholars. My own research, into Gothic fiction, led me to become interested in audiences and fandoms. Gothic is … Continue reading

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Emerson and the Archives

Dr Krissie West writes: Some months ago, I was fortunate to receive funding from the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society to further my research for my monograph on Emerson and childhood. Emerson, the spearhead of the nineteenth-century American Transcendentalist movement and … Continue reading

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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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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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