News and Events

Arts for the Blues at the Met / WHO

A film about the Arts for the Blues project that Scott Thurston co-founded with Prof Vicky Karkou (Edge Hill) and Dr Joanna Omylinska-Thurston (Salford/NHS) with participation of other Salford colleagues (Dr Linda Dubrow-Marshall and Ailsa Parsons) was included as part of the Healing Arts Symposium hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the World

English Research Seminar: Academic Publishing after REF2021

Please join us on 8th December at 3pm on Teams for a panel discussion on Open Access publishing after REF2021. This is a must for anyone contemplating their first steps into academic writing or who wants to make an informed decision about where to place their scholarship. There will be opportunities for discussion and questions

English Research Seminar – Olive Schreiner: Writing Networks and Global Contexts

Olive Schreiner: Writing Networks and Global Contexts  Please join us for the English research seminar, 3pm-5pm on 10th November 2021. The seminars will be held on Teams this semester. If you are a Salford postgraduate student or graduate who would like to attend this event, please contact Caroline Magennis on c.magennis@salford.ac.uk  Emma Barnes, Sanja Nivesjö and Jade

Judy Kendall’s exciting work on haiku and nature poetry

Judy Kendall, Reader in English and Creative Writing at Salford, has been invited to act as one of the two judges for the haiku section of the 2021 British Haiku Society Awards. She will be working with Ron C Moss, an acclaimed and award-winning Australian poet and artist who composes both haiku and haiga (art

Interview with Stephen Hornby

Academic Fellow and PhD student Stephen Hornby has been interviewed by Matt Cain for an article on BBC Culture about creative responses to LGBT+ history.   The article reflects on Stephen’s last play The Adhesion of Love (pictured) and includes some comments from Stephen on the goals of his work. Please see the link below to

Digital Cultures

Digital Cultures research cluster On 24th May, the Digital Cultures Cluster met via Teams. This research group features academics from English, Creative Writing, Drama and Performance with interests in digital texts, performances and cultures. While the first meeting was designed to explore this rich seam of research among colleagues, we began to make plans share

Decolonising the Curriculum

Emma Barnes (Salford PhD), Hannah Bury (Salford PhD), Natalie Ilsley (Manchester PhD) and Jade Munslow Ong (Salford) have been awarded £4973 AHRC NWCDTP funding for a Research Impact project entitled ‘South African Modernism as Decolonising Methodology for A-Level English Literature’ (Sep 2021-Jun 2022). They will use the funding to develop and run a programme of teaching

Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry affiliates with ConTempo

The Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, edited by Scott Thurston (Salford), Gareth Farmer (Uni of Bedfordshire) and Vicky Sparrow (Uni of Nottingham) is delighted to announce a new affiliation with Centre for Contemporary Poetry, or ConTempo, which is convened between the Universities of Bangor, Aberystwyth, Brighton, Plymouth and Surrey. You can find out

Hazel Price speaks at University of Kent

Today, Hazel Price delivered a paper at the Centre for Language and Linguistics at The University of Kent entitled: ‘Exploring and predicting semantic change in the language of mental health: a corpus-based study of UK news reports on mental illness.’ Hazel writes: In this talk, I introduce the MI 1984-2014 corpus which comprises 44,819,893 words