Tag Archives: English Literature

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 … Continue reading

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Dr Wendy O’Shea-Meddour at the Oxford Literary Festival

As part of the St Hilda’s College Writers’ Day at the Oxford Literary Festival, Dr Wendy O’Shea-Meddour (alumna, St Hilda’s College, now English Lecturer at the University of Reading) and her daughter/illustrator, Mina May (now aged 16), discussed their adventures … Continue reading

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The Monroe Group: University of Reading Interdisciplinary Research Network for the study of Politics in the Americas  

  Dr Madeleine Davies writes: Staff and research students are invited to attend the University of Reading’s new interdisciplinary research network launch event on 2 May, 2017. The Vice-Chancellor, Sir David Bell, will launch the network and introduce the keynote … Continue reading

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Dr Madeleine Davies views the Vanessa Bell exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery (April 13 2017)

    If you have an interest in ‘The Bloomsbury Group’, you may enjoy visiting the Vanessa Bell exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Vanessa Bell was Virginia Woolf’s older sister and she was an influential artist in the early … Continue reading

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Neil Cocks has a new publication: Higher Education Discourse and Deconstruction: Challenging the Case for Transparency and Objecthood.

Neil Cocks has published a new monograph with Palgrave,  Higher Education Discourse and Deconstruction: Challenging the Case for Transparency and Objecthood. Neil writes: My new monograph is concerned with neo-liberalism and Higher Education. We all have at least some idea … Continue reading

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POSTMODERNIST BIOFICTIONS’ CONFERENCE – THANK YOU!

Dr Madeleine Davies writes: Dr Bethany Layne and I would like to express our sincere thanks to our undergraduate and postgraduate students who helped us organise the ‘Postmodernist Biofictions’ conference in the Department on Saturday 25th March, as well as … Continue reading

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Wendy O’Shea-Meddour at the Oxford Literary Festival

Wendy O’Shea-Meddour (English Literature Lecturer) is delighted to be appearing at the Oxford Literary Festival on April 1st, alongside her illustrator (and teenage daughter), Mina May. They will be in conversation with The Sunday Times children’s book editor, Nicolette Jones, … Continue reading

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Reading Creative Arts Anthology 2017 is launched next Monday

We are delighted to be able to invite you to the launch of the 2017 edition of the University of Reading Creative Arts Anthology, titled Truth is Like a Lazarus; or, A Roof Bursting with Stars. As ever, the publication would not be … Continue reading

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Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies research seminar

Dr Joanna Bellis (Merton College, Oxford) will be talking on “Constructing a Genre: Eyewitness Writing in the Middle Ages”. Dr Bellis works on medieval and early modern English literary accounts of the Hundred Years War. The seminar is on Thursday 16th March, 4.30pm … Continue reading

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