News and Events

Caroline Magennis and Katie Barnes at the American Conference for Irish Studies

We are happy to report that Salford is well-represented at this year’s American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS), held at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on 17 – 21 June. The theme of the conference is ‘Embracing Change, Navigating Uncertainty: Ireland and New Beginnings’. Caroline Magennis will be presenting a plenary talk entitled ‘Writing the Body and […]

Caroline Magennis’ Harpy book launch is sold out!

Caroline Magennis will be launching her latest book Harpy: A Manifesto for Childfree Women (Icon Books, 2023) at the International Anthony Burgess Centre in Manchester on Thursday 9th May at 6pm. The event is now sold out, but Salford staff and students will be given priority on the waiting list for cancellations. Caroline will be […]

Ursula Hurley to give public talk at the Working Class Movement Library

Prof Ursula Hurley will give a public talk at the Working Class Movement Library (WCML) on Wednesday 24 April at 3pm entitled “The Everyday Marvellous: Surrealist Writing Practices and Salford’s Dream Other” In a project exploring creative writing and wellbeing, the University of Salford partnered with local charity Salford Loaves and Fishes to create a […]

Arts for the Blues and Arts4Us

Arts for the Blues is involved in a new mental health project for children and young people which has won £2.5million from UKRI. The Arts4Us project will bring together the best practice in arts and arts therapies in one digital platform, making it easier for young people and their families to find crucial help. It […]

Publication date for Jade Munslow Ong’s Global Literatures

We are excited to announce the publication date for Jade Munslow Ong’s co-authored book with Matthew Whittle, Global Literature and the Environment (New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2024) as 8th August 2024. Here is an extract from the description of the book on the publisher’s website: Global Literature and the Environment analyses literatures from across the world that connect […]

New publication from the South African Modernism team

‘”Make them roll in their graves”: South African Writing, Decolonisation, and the English Literature A-Level’ has just been published in English in Education journal. It was co-written by four colleagues within the School: Dr Hannah Helm (Impact and Engagement Fellow), Dr Emma Barnes (Knowledge Exchange Fellow), Katie Barnes (PhD student) and Prof Jade Munslow Ong.  You can […]


Our guest speaker Dr Chris Vardy (University of Manchester) presents: ‘Contemporary Prehistories’ Wednesday 26 April 2-4pm at the University of Salford Irwell Valley campus Please write to if you would like to join us! Abstract This paper analyses the representation of human ‘prehistory’ in contemporary writing. Politicised and racialised fantasies about the ‘prehistoric’ human […]

Scott Thurston’s inaugural lecture

Scott Thurston will be delivering his inaugural professorial lecture entitled ‘Kinepoetics: an embodied journey through dance, poetry and therapy’ on Tuesday 19 March at 5:30pm at the University of Salford’s MediaCityUK campus in the Digital Performance Lab. The lecture is described as follows: With the worldwide challenge of mental health at an all-time high, we […]

UK launch of Olive Schreiner: Writing Networks and Global Contexts

We are delighted to announce further details of this book launch taking place this week. UK Book Launch: Jade Munslow Ong and Andrew van der Vlies, eds., Olive Schreiner: Writing Networks and Global Contexts (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2024) 7:00pm-9:00pm Friday 15th March 2024 Event Space, Home MCR All are warmly welcome to attend the UK launch of the co-edited […]

Hazel Price on the subtitling of parliamentary debates

Hazel Price’s recent research in collaboration with the UK House of Lords is now available. The chapter ‘Respeaking as a Form of Intralingual Translation: Intersections between linguistics and respeaking in the live subtitling of parliamentary debates‘ was published last month with Routledge. The chapter reports on a collaborative project between linguists, a subtitler and the Editor […]