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EMRC seminar

Monday 20 November 1 pm, EM G44: All Welcome Dr Brodie Waddell (Birkbeck), ‘Labouring literature: writing about work in early modern England’

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Next EMRC seminar – Monday 6th November

6 NOVEMBER, Edith Morley G44, 1 pm: Gabriella Infante (KCL), ‘”The moving closets of brave Ladies, and beautifull virgins”: coaches through the male gaze on the Restoration stage’

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Evan Hayles Gledhill at the British Library

On Halloween, Reading PhD student Evan Hayles Gledhill will be running a free session at the British Library to introduce library users to the magical texts, and texts about magic, held within the collections. Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them is a 45 minute … Continue reading

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Searcher in the Dawn

Peter Stoneley writes: We are pleased to announce the publication of a novel by Cindy Becker, Searcher in the Dawn, produced in paperback and as an e-book by Endeavour Press. The book is based on some of the research that … Continue reading

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MA Creative Writing Pays Off

Shane O’Neill writes: I am in my Grandmother’s library. Surrounding me on the walls are lines of leather-bound tomes, heavily battered spines and curled yellowing paper. I am four and cannot read. Nonetheless, I sit with a book in my … Continue reading

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The Creative Arts Anthology is back!

Since 2008, the English Department has published its annual Creative Arts Anthology, bringing together the creative work of contributors from the university, and the Reading creative scene. The 2017 edition, Truth is Like a Lazarus; or, A Roof Bursting with … Continue reading

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The Business of a Woman’s Life: Female Authorship, Celebrity and Fandom in the Long Nineteenth Century

CFP: The Business of a Woman’s Life:  Female Authorship, Celebrity and Fandom in the Long Nineteenth Century An interdisciplinary conference to be hosted by the University of Reading, 26th March 2018. Keynote Speaker (provisional): Prof. Alexis Easley, University of St. Thomas Emily … Continue reading

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WALT DISNEY, PSYCHOBIOGRAPHY AND THE “PRACTICALLY PERFECT”

We would like to invite all PGR and 3rd year students to the first Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster seminar given by Reading University doctoral student John Whitney.  John’s talk will be on psychobiography in the works of Walt Disney … Continue reading

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Congratulations to a newly published writer in our department!

Olivia Lowden writes: We are extremely lucky to have such great creative writing modules at our university, and I have found them both inspiring and helpful to my own writing. The second year module Writing and Revising particularly helped me … Continue reading

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EMRC seminar

A reminder that the first seminar will be on Monday 9 October, 1-2 pm, Edith Morley G44, delivered by one of our former students. All welcome: Dr. Morwenna Carr (Roehampton),  ‘Disabling Shakespeare: Extraordinary Bodies on the Early Modern Stage’  

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