We are delighted to report more publishing success from Hannah Helm, who has recently placed her article “My Dear Mute Foundling with Those Telling Eyes of Yours”: Female Agency, Visual Forms, and the Disabled Gaze in “The Little Mermaid” in the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies. Congratulations Hannah! You can view the abstract
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We are delighted to announce the latest English Research Seminar, taking place in person on Wednesday 8 February 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. The seminar is also available to online participants. Abstract and
Scott Thurston is speaking at 6pm 13 December 2023 on the subject of: Towards a kinepoetics: Searching for meaning across poetry, dance and therapy Drawing on ten years of theoretical and practical exploration in these fields, the lecture will attempt to set out a overarching theory of creative process to accompany an account of an
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.
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
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 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
(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.
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, 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