News and Events

South African Modernism 1880-2020: Year 1 Roundup

South African Modernism 1880-2020 is an AHRC-funded project led by Dr Jade Munslow Ong. In this blog post, she presents a round-up of the first year of the project, and some of the team’s plans for 2022. You can also find a version of this blog post on the project website here.  The Team Starting this project

AHRC funding for Arts for the Blues

We are delighted to report that Scott Thurston has received a major funding award (£180k) from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to develop the Arts for the Blues project, a collaboration with Joanna Omylinska-Thurston (University of Salford and NHS) and Vicky Karkou (Edge Hill University). The award is entitled: Arts for the Blues: Towards

Arts for the Blues and NICE consultation

The Arts for the Blues project has recently published an article ‘Arts for the Blues: The development of a new evidence-based creative group psychotherapy for depression’ which has been selected for inclusion in a new special virtual issue of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research to coincide with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

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