English at Salford

Stephen Hornby’s Pride 1981 show is a summer hit!

Drama & Theatre Practice Fellow Dr Stephen M Hornby has been busy  writing and producing an arts and archive project called “The Day The World Came To Huddersfield”.  The project celebrated Pride 1981, the first time a Pride was held anywhere outside London.  It had three elements to it: an archive hunt for images through

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

‘Best Paper’ recognition for Katie Barnes

NWCDTP funded PhD student Katie Barnes won best paper on her panel at Salford’s postgraduate research conference (SPARC) for her paper entitled “The artful Eighth: exploring performance art as an alternate form of memoir in response to Repeal the Eighth”. The paper considers how memoir and the artistic form intertwine as a response to trauma,

English Success at the Create Awards!

We are delighted to report that at the recent Create Awards ceremony, two of our postgraduate researchers were recognised for their achievements. Vashti Suwa Gbolagun won the Dean’s Award. Hannah Helm won the Performance, English and Creative Writing Award. Congratulations to Vashti and Hannah, who write about their experience below! VASHTI writes: Winning the Dean’s

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

New article by Jade Munslow Ong

We are excited to report Jade’s latest article to appear in English Studies in Africa. The piece is entitled: ‘‘Too Uncompromising a Figure to be So Disposed of’: Virginia Woolf and/on Olive Schreiner You can read the article for free via open access here.

New publication for Qudsia Akhtar

Congratulations to Qudsia on publishing a new poem at Wildness magazine. You can read the poem, entitled ‘Disenchantment’, here.

Jade Munslow Ong named as a 2022 New Generation Thinker

We are delighted to report that Jade Munslow Ong has been named by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as one of their 2022 New Generation Thinkers. Jade, along with nine other New Generation Thinkers, will have the prestigious opportunity to communicate her research by making programmes for BBC Radio 3.

New performances for Qudsia Akhtar

Qudsia Akhtar will be performing her poetry at two events coming soon. On Wed 13 April starting at 7:30pm, Qudsia will be reading from her new book Khamoshi alongside other VERVE Poetry Press authors Betty Doyle, Erica Gillingham and Nicki Heinen, hosted by VERVE publisher Stuart Bartholomew. Book your ticket for this FREE Zoom event

Emma Barnes at Diversifying Victorian Studies

We are pleased to report that Emma Barnes is a respondent at this important seminar which explores the current state of Victorian studies. As the abstract proposes: In the wake of the BLM protests in summer 2020, calls to diversify nineteenth-century studies have beenringing out across the academy in the UK, Europe and North America.