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About English Literature at Reading

The Department of English Literature at Reading has been an internationally recognised centre for research and teaching in English Studies for over a hundred years. Our teaching system, with its emphasis on seminars and tutorial work, encourages our students to discuss ideas with tutors and other students in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. All of our students have access to dedicated study advisors; our academic placement scheme and 'professional track' programme provide invaluable preparation for subsequent careers.

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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Dr Sue Walsh on The Jungle Book

We recently posted about Dr Sue Walsh in conversation with Anindya Raychaudhuri  and Frances Hardinge in the ‘Proms Plus’ series discussing Kipling’s The Jungle Book. You can now here that conversation on BBC Sounds: You can also access it on BBC … Continue reading

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Dr Sue Walsh on Kipling at Proms Plus

On 20th August, Dr Sue Walsh will be taking part in a Proms Plus Event that will be broadcast on Radio 3 during the interval that evening. That evening’s Prom features Charles Koechlin’s Les Bandar-log, a work seen as part of … Continue reading

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Book launch: Ethel Carnie Holdsworth’s General Belinda (1924; 2019)

Nicola Wilson writes: This week sees the re-publication of Ethel Carnie Holdsworth’s sixth novel, General Belinda, with a book launch at Great Harwood library in Lancashire, the town where Carnie Holdsworth grew up. General Belinda was first published in 1924 … Continue reading

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David Brauner on Philip Roth

Professor David Brauner has come to the end of his time as co-editor of the journal Philip Roth Studies. He and his fellow editor Debra Shostak have taken the opportunity to reflect on their interest in Roth, their time as editors of the … Continue reading

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Oscar Wilde, Collections and Collecting: Michael Seeney is our guest at Special Collections

We have a guest speaker next Thursday, 30th May at Special Collections at 6-30.  Michael Seeney, the scholar and collector of Oscar Wilde items, will be talking about Wilde, collections, and collecting. Michael has all kinds of things, from Wilde … Continue reading

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Thank you to The Friends of the University

  The Department of English Literature would like to extend warm thanks to ‘The Friends of the University’ for a donation of £500 for an ‘Images of Literature’ project. Maddi Davies applied for the money so that the Department could … Continue reading

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Women in Publishing Conference Friday 14th June 2019: Call for Papers

“All publishing was run by many badly-paid women and a few much better-paid men” (Diana Athill, Stet: An Editor’s Life, 2002) Feminist book history and print culture is thriving. Recent books and projects exploring feminist publishers, modernist presses, and women’s … Continue reading

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Archives & Texts seminar Thursday 28th Feb.

Thursday 28th Feb, 5-6pm in Edith Morley, G44 Dr Will Davies (Reading) ‘“A Wedge from the North”: The Founding of Poetry Nation’. Dr Davies’ paper  will consider Poetry Nation, postwar journals and American and European postwar literary history.

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The DEL/MERL Seminar Series, 2019: Writing the Rural

All events take place on Thursdays in February and March, 1-2pm, at The Museum of English Rural Life, Reading. All welcome. THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY, 12–1pm ‘Graceful clods: soil in eighteenth-century poetry’ Tess Somervell, (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Leeds). … Continue reading

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