Salford PGR students

SA Modernism at Burnley College and Trafford College

The South African Modernism team led by Jade Munslow Ong and featuring Hannah Helm, Emma Barnes, Katie Barnes and Sanja Nivesjö have continued their collaborative activities in introducing their research to students in local colleges in Greater Manchester. In recent months the team had the pleasure of collaborating with Burnley College in Lancashire to create […]

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), […]

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 […]

New publication from Hannah Helm

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

‘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 […]