English at Salford

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

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

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

Decolonising the Curriculum

Emma Barnes (Salford PhD), Hannah Bury (Salford PhD), Natalie Ilsley (Manchester PhD) and Jade Munslow Ong (Salford) have been awarded £4973 AHRC NWCDTP funding for a Research Impact project entitled ‘South African Modernism as Decolonising Methodology for A-Level English Literature’ (Sep 2021-Jun 2022). They will use the funding to develop and run a programme of teaching

Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry affiliates with ConTempo

The Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, edited by Scott Thurston (Salford), Gareth Farmer (Uni of Bedfordshire) and Vicky Sparrow (Uni of Nottingham) is delighted to announce a new affiliation with Centre for Contemporary Poetry, or ConTempo, which is convened between the Universities of Bangor, Aberystwyth, Brighton, Plymouth and Surrey. You can find out

Hazel Price speaks at University of Kent

Today, Hazel Price delivered a paper at the Centre for Language and Linguistics at The University of Kent entitled: ‘Exploring and predicting semantic change in the language of mental health: a corpus-based study of UK news reports on mental illness.’ Hazel writes: In this talk, I introduce the MI 1984-2014 corpus which comprises 44,819,893 words

New article by Hannah Bury

PhD student Hannah Bury has just published her first peer-reviewed article, ‘Stretched Nerves and Suffering Minds: The Isolating Effects of Female Madness in Villette‘ in the Brontë Studies journal. Congratulations Hannah! You can read her article here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14748932.2021.1875631

ENGLISH RESEARCH SEMINAR

“Risky Mutual Transfusions”: Guest writer Jenn Ashworth presents Notes Made While Falling, followed by creative responses from Alicia Rouverol & Rachel Newsome  Wednesday 17 March 3-5pm on Teams Please write to S.Thurston@salford.ac.uk if you would like to join us! Jenn Ashworth is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of Writing at