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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

New Project for Nia Davies

Unlocking the Fine Arts archive PhD student Nia Davies, who recently passed her viva, is taking part in a knowledge exchange project to unlock the secrets of the Fine Arts archive of the British School at Rome, as part of University of Manchester’s Collaboration Labs programme. Since 1913, young artists have traveled from Britain to

ENGLISH RESEARCH SEMINAR

Chicken, P’s & Q’s: An Art Practice-based Enquiry into the Networks and Migrating Motifs of the German Avant-garde Artist, Kurt ‘Merz’ Schwitters Jackie Haynes (University of Cumbria) Wednesday 5 May 2021 2-4 pm on Teams Please write to S.Thurston@salford.ac.uk if you would like to join us! Abstract ‘Merz’ is the neologism coined by Kurt Schwitters

New article by Hannah Bury

PhD student Hannah Bury has just published her first peer-reviewed article, ‘Stretched Nerves and Suffering Minds: The Isolating Effects of Female Madness in Villette‘ in the Brontë Studies journal. Congratulations Hannah! You can read her article here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14748932.2021.1875631

Award for Qudsia Akhtar

We are delighted to report that our PhD student Qudsia Akhtar won first prize in the New World Oral Presentation category at the 13th annual Manchester Metropolitan Postgraduate Conference on 17 March. Congratulations! Qudsia’s paper was entitled ‘Exploring the Fourth Space: Writing the ‘I’ of the British-Pakistani Experience’. The organisers said: ‘Our committee, delegates and

Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry

The Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry (co-founded and co-edited by Scott Thurston) has just created a new editorial advisory board in order to diversify the journal and to set exciting new directions of travel. The new team comprises a group of early career poets and academics: James Goodwin (Birkbeck), Ghazal Mosadeq, Dr Fran