Emphasis Seminar, 9 February 2013 - postponed

Friday 8 February 2013
Please note that the Emphasis seminar on Saturday 9 February has been postponed due to illness. Further announcment about the rescheduled date will be made in due course.

Postgraduate Open Day - 6 February 2013

Tuesday 15 January 2013
The next School postgraduate open day will take place on Wednesday 6 February 2013. Please come along if you are interested in finding out more about our courses and programmes. You will have the opportunity to meet and talk to teaching, supervisory and student support staff, and current and past students. FIND OUT MORE

The Poems of Sidney A. Alexander

Tuesday 1 January 2013
We are pleased to announce the online publication of The Poems of Sidney A. Alexander edited from a manuscript notebook by Terry L. Meyers, Chancellor Professor of English at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, in Virginia USA.  Professor Meyers said: 'I’m delighted to rescue from virtual oblivion a Victorian poet who, before he abandoned the muses for Christ, exhibited a nascent poetic talent'. 

Institute Closed December 22 - January 1

Friday 21 December 2012
The Institute of English Studies will be closed from December 22, 2012 to January 1, 2013. Normal office hours will resume January 2, 2013. The Institute wishes everyone a happy holiday season!

Poetry, Music, Drama: the creation of contemporary opera: 16 January 2013

Friday 14 December 2012
This one-day conference brings together poets, composers, producers and academics to discuss the collaborative processes involved in the creation of contemporary opera. Speakers will include: Michael Symmonds-Roberts, Fiona Sampson, John Casken, Robert Saxton, Liza Lim, David Beard, Jonathan Cross and Andrew Watts. Admission: £15, (£10 students)

AHRC Collaborative Training Grant

Wednesday 12 December 2012
Cynthia Johnston, a PhD student in the Institute of English Studies has been awarded an AHRC Student-led Collaborative Skills Development project. The aim of the twelve-month project is to stage an exhibition of ten manuscripts and early printed books from the R.E Hart Collection of the Blackburn Museum in Lancashire at the Senate House Library. The project will enable Cynthia and her co-organizers, Tony Harris of Cambridge University and Sarah J.