English at Salford

Narrative Matters in Finland

In June 2023, three members of our Creative Writing team delivered papers at the Narrative Matters conference in Tampere, Finland. This was the 11th Narrative Matters conference, attracting over 300 scholars of social sciences, literary studies, psychology, and any discipline interested in the study of narrative theory and its social applications. The conference focused on emergent […]

Radical Creative Writing Symposium: 21 June

Judy Kendall and Ursula Hurley are running a Radical Creative Writing symposium, happening in person and online on 21st June. Judy and Ursula write: The symposium starts from the premise that radical creative writing is inherently diverse, challenging assumptions and dissolving boundaries in its making. Thus, we aim to give a platform to the voices of […]

New publications and grant success for Hannah Helm!

Hannah Helm, who has just recently defended her doctoral thesis, has published her third peer-reviewed journal article. The article is called ‘”She was no taller than your thumb. So she was called Thumbelina”: Gender, Disability, and Visual Forms in Hans Christian Andersen’s “Thumbelina” (1835)”, appears in the Journal of Gender, Ethnic, and Cross-Cultural Studies, 2.1 (2023), […]

Together Un/Tethered: a new performance from Arts for the Blues

Scott Thurston and the team behind Arts for the Blues have premiered a new performance which will tour England’s North-west this Summer in collaboration with Liverpool Lighthouse. Together Un/Tethered is an immersive performance interweaving movement, spoken word, innovative soundscape, projection and live cellist exploring themes of separation, connection, new possibilities and understanding. Inspired by the […]

New publication from Caroline Magennis

We are delighted to hear that Caroline’s new book is to appear in Spring 2024. The publisher’s press release follows: Icon is to publish Harpy: A Manifesto for Childfree Women a meditation on the choice of not having children, and critique of the structures that condemn women who make an active choice not to be […]

Salford hosts the 2023 Babel Lecture!

We are delighted that Salford English is hosting the 2023 Babel Lecture on Friday 9th June at 5:30-7pm at the Digital Media Performance Lab at the University of Salford’s Media City UK campus. The lecture will be delivered by Robin Ince, the comedian, writer and broadcaster. Admission is free of charge. Please book your tickets […]

6th Annual Performance and English Research Day

We’re delighted to be running this event today: see programme below. If you want to join online, please contact Scott Thurston on S.Thurston@salford.ac.uk 6th ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND ENGLISH RESEARCH DAY 2023 7th June 9:45 Arrival and refreshments 10-11 Session 1: Abby Bentham & Hazel Price followed by Intro to Comedy Sidebar 11-11:15 Refreshments and Comedy […]

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 […]

Irish Studies at Salford

Salford will be well represented at the 21st conference of the Asociación Española de Estudios Irlandeses (Spanish Association for Irish Studies) at the University of Valencia. Three papers have been accepted –  from Reader in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature Dr Caroline Magennis and two PhD students, Elsie Unsworth and Katie Barnes. Caroline will present from her work on […]

Visit the South African Modernism blog!

The SA Modernism team has been busy as usual, catch up with all the latest news at their blog here. There, amongst many other delights, you can find out about Jade Munslow Ong’s recent appearance on BBC Radio 3 presenting ‘The South African Bloomsberries’ for The Essay, and read the full script of the programme.