New film from SA Modernism team due to be screened this Autumn

The film All that is Buried, that members of the SA Modernism team (Jade Munslow Ong, Emma Barnes and Sanja Nivesjö) were involved in making this summer will be screened as part of the national Being Human Festival on Friday 11th November 17:30-19:00 in the Digital Performance Lab at MediaCityUK. Free tickets available here (includes welcome […]

New article by Elsie Unsworth

Elsie Unsworth has had an article published in Alluvium, a journal of contemporary writing allied to C21 and the British Association of Contemporary Literary Studies. This was based on their work on our MA in Literature and Culture and we are looking forward to welcoming them as a  PhD student this Autumn. Elsie’s abstract is […]

Visit the South African Modernism 1880-2020 research blog

South African Modernism 1880-2020 is an AHRC-funded research project featuring colleagues Jade Munslow Ong (PI), Emma Barnes and Sanja Nivesjö in collaboration with Andrew van der Vlies (University of Adelaide). The project maintains an excellent website here: and you can read all the latest news at the research blog here:

Stephen Hornby’s Pride 1981 show is a summer hit!

Drama & Theatre Practice Fellow Dr Stephen M Hornby has been busy  writing and producing an arts and archive project called “The Day The World Came To Huddersfield”.  The project celebrated Pride 1981, the first time a Pride was held anywhere outside London.  It had three elements to it: an archive hunt for images through […]

Emma Barnes in Canada

Reignite Your Research: Archival Research Trip to McMaster University, Ontario, Canada by Emma Barnes At the end of last year, the University of Salford announced a ‘Reignite Your Research Fund’, which aimed to support staff whose research had been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. This funding was dedicated to help facilitate new research partnerships […]

‘Best Paper’ recognition for Katie Barnes

NWCDTP funded PhD student Katie Barnes won best paper on her panel at Salford’s postgraduate research conference (SPARC) for her paper entitled “The artful Eighth: exploring performance art as an alternate form of memoir in response to Repeal the Eighth”. The paper considers how memoir and the artistic form intertwine as a response to trauma, […]

English Success at the Create Awards!

We are delighted to report that at the recent Create Awards ceremony, two of our postgraduate researchers were recognised for their achievements. Vashti Suwa Gbolagun won the Dean’s Award. Hannah Helm won the Performance, English and Creative Writing Award. Congratulations to Vashti and Hannah, who write about their experience below! VASHTI writes: Winning the Dean’s […]

New Publication from Emma Barnes

We are pleased to announce the publication of Emma Barnes’ first peer-reviewed article! The piece entitled ‘Critiquing Settler-colonial Conceptions of ‘Vulnerability’ through Kaonain Mary Kawena Pūku’i’s Mo’olelo,“The Pounded Water of Kekela” has appeared in a special issue of Transmotion, ‘Indigeneity and the Anthropocene’, edited by Assistant Prof Martin Premoli at California State University. Emma’s article […]

New article by Jade Munslow Ong

We are excited to report Jade’s latest article to appear in English Studies in Africa. The piece is entitled: ‘‘Too Uncompromising a Figure to be So Disposed of’: Virginia Woolf and/on Olive Schreiner You can read the article for free via open access here.