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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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Poetry and Europe: A Celebration

However the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland leaves the European Union, if it does, on 29 March 2019, the long and deep-rooted connections between the poetic cultures of these islands and those of continental Europe will continue to be, and … Continue reading

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Chancellor’s Awards 2018

Congratulations to Chancellor’s Award winners Jasmine Davis (BA English Language and Literature) and Evelyn Hartnell (BA English Literature), who achieved the top results in their subject at the end of their first and second year, respectively. Jasmine writes: “Studying English … Continue reading

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Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies: spring term seminars.

24 January, 4.30 pm in Edith Morley 124 Patrick Lantschner (UCL) ‘City-States and the Political System of the Mediterranean World in the Age of the Crusades’ 7 February, 4.30 pm in Edith Morley 124 Anne Bailey (University of Oxford) ‘Problematising … Continue reading

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