English at Salford

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.

New publication for Arts for the Blues

We are delighted to announce the latest publication from the Arts for the Blues team, in the Journal of Applied Arts and Health. The abstract of the piece, entitled ‘Dancing the Blues: An interdisciplinary collaboration between artists and therapists’, is as follows: Creative practice differs widely across the contexts of artistic performance and therapy. In

Award for Arts for the Blues presentation

Prof Scott Thurston and the Arts for the Blues team, comprised of researchers at the University of Salford and Edge Hill University, were delighted to receive an award for their presentation to the Fifth International Conference on Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy which took place in June. The presentation team, including Kathleen Kwakye-Donkor, Joanna Leather, Vicky

Lucia Nigri’s work on digital Shakespeare sources

Lucia Nigri has provided news on her ongoing work with SENS: a digital open-access archive designed to make Shakespeare’s narrative sources available to scholars, students and general readers. Visit the SENS homepage here: https://sens.skene.univr.it Lucia has edited Bandello’s novella and Painter’s (1580) edition, and is currently working on Painter’s 1567 edition.  Although source studies and

Qudsia Akhtar appears in the Forward Anthology

(this is a lightly-edited version of the article which appeared on the University’s intranet, written by Loughlan Campbell) Qudsia Akhtar, (3rd year AHRC funded doctoral researcher in Creative Writing) has had her satirical piece ‘My Dad is A Terrorist’ highly commended by the renowned Forward Prizes panel and is featured in The Forward Book of Poetry 2023.

English Research Seminar: Phillip Tipton and Jade Munslow Ong

We are delighted to announce the latest English Research Seminar, taking place in person this Wednesday 12 October between 2:30 and 4:30 on the University of Salford campus. If you wish to attend as a member of the public, please contact Scott Thurston on S.Thurston@salford.ac.uk. We also hope to make the seminar available to online

Hannah Helm on her visit to the Disney Archives and D23 Expo

Hannah Helm, one of our PhD students, was awarded funding from Santander to undertake research in Anaheim, California in the Walt Disney archives. Hannah’s interdisciplinary, intersectional PhD project investigates feminist, anti-sanist, and anti-ableist representations of femininity, madness, and disability in nineteenth-century children’s literature and Disney live-action film adaptation (2010-2019). Hannah writes: In December 2021, I

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