Emma Barnes

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 […]

South African Modernism news

The South African Modernism project continues to go from strength to strength with appearing at the Being Human festival and sourcing new University of Salford funding for decolonising the curriculum work. On Saturday 11 November, the team ran their Being Human Festival 2023 event, ‘Make a Zine! (Inspired by DRUM Magazine)’ workshop at the Clifford Whitworth Library on […]

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 […]

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!

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 […]

Southern Voices: 28th June

Dr Emma Barnes is organising an event with the Manchester community group Southern Voices entitled ‘Exploring Legacies of Empire: Perspectives from the Global South‘ on 28th June at the Working Class Movement Library in Salford. The event is directed at 16-24 year olds and a packed programme will feature our new Professor Jackie Kay as a […]

English Research Seminar: Emma Barnes

We are delighted to announce the latest English Research Seminar, taking place in person on Wednesday 7 December between 2:30 and 4:30 on the University of Salford campus. Unfortunately Caroline Magennis will now not appear due to illness. If you wish to attend as a member of the public, please contact Scott Thurston on S.Thurston@salford.ac.uk. […]

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 […]

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 […]