English Research Seminar: Sindiswa Busuku

We are delighted to announce the latest English Research Seminar, taking place in person and online on Wednesday 8th November between 2:30 and 3:30 on the University of Salford campus. If you wish to attend as a member of the public, please contact Scott Thurston on The seminar is also available to online participants. […]

Southern Voices

Lecturer and Knowledge Exchange Fellow Dr Emma Barnes recently collaborated with Manchester-based community group, Southern Voices, to host public engagement event ‘Exploring legacies of Empire – Perspectives from the Global South’. The event was held on 28th June 2023 at the Working Class Movement Library (WCML) in Salford. The event was comprised of two 3-hour […]

Arts for the Blues at the American Psychological Association Convention in Washington DC

Prof Scott Thurston and colleagues Dr Joanna Omylinska-Thurston (Salford, Health and Society) and Prof Vicky Karkou (Edge Hill) of the Arts for the Blues team recently presented at the American Psychological Association’s (APA) annual convention held in Washington DC on 2-6 August. Arts for the Blues was featured twice, amongst the 2000+ presentations in this […]

Jade Munslow Ong hosts New Thinking: Writing the NHS

Jade Munslow Ong has recently hosted a ‘New Thinking’ conversation as a part of a series of 5 episodes of the Arts and Ideas podcast marking the 75th anniversary of the NHS, focusing on new research in UK universities which explores links between the arts and health. Jade’s guests on the show were Kim Wiltshire […]

Latest from the South African Modernism blog

Why not visit the South African Modernism blog for the latest on key project events? See here for an article on the team’s latest visit to SA and their many adventures… And see here for an article about the Karoo Writers Festival Visual Text Workshop!

English success at the Celebration of Innovation Awards!

English colleagues were recognised at the University’s recent Research and Innovation Awards, a ceremony for which was held on 3 July. The categories in which our researchers were awarded are as follows: Best Cultural Sector Collaboration Best Community or Public Engagement Initiative Congratulations to colleagues!

Alicia Rouverol’s Dry River on tour

Alicia Rouverol has been touring her new novel Dry River with a series of in-person and online events. The next event will be on 6 August (8pm BST) International Book launch/Zoom event. Please register your interest using this Eventbrite link. To find out more about Alicia’s book you can find two recent interviews below. The […]

Launch of Leanne Bridgewater’s adDictionary in Coventry

On Saturday 15 July, Scott Thurston held an event at The Tin Arts and Music venue in Coventry to celebrate the publication of Leanne Bridgewater’s (1989-2019) adDictionary – an experimental dictionary featuring 12,000 new words, each with their own definitions. This book started life as Leanne’s Masters thesis at Salford from where she graduated in […]

Marama Salsano on Indigenous responses to climate change

Readers of this blog are invited to attend the fourth seminar in the series, “Indigenous Writing: Reclaiming the Past, Imagining the Future”. Marama Salsano (Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Wairere) will be joining us (virtually!) from Aotearoa New Zealand to deliver a paper on her research on 31st July. “Haumi ē, hui ē, tāiki ē!”: […]

SA Modernism at Burnley College and Trafford College

The South African Modernism team led by Jade Munslow Ong and featuring Hannah Helm, Emma Barnes, Katie Barnes and Sanja Nivesjö have continued their collaborative activities in introducing their research to students in local colleges in Greater Manchester. In recent months the team had the pleasure of collaborating with Burnley College in Lancashire to create […]