Salford PGR students

‘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 for Qudsia Akhtar

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

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

Book launch for Qudsia Akhtar’s Khamoshi

On 12 March, colleagues and relatives alike were delighted to be invited to a glittering launch event for Qudsia Akhtar’s first poetry collection, Khamoshi (Silence), published by Verve Poetry Press, based in Birmingham. The event featured presentations from Peter Wells — Qudsia’s former English teacher — and Scott Thurston — Qudsia’s PhD supervisor. Rather than

Stephen M Hornby to be featured at 40th anniversary of Pride celebrations

We are delighted to celebrate Stephen M Hornby’s new project timed to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the UK’s first National Pride in Huddersfield. Stephen, who is National Playwright in Residence to LGBT History Month, is writing ten monologues for a new performance work funded by the Arts Council, Kirklees Council and LGBT+ History Month.

New publication for PhD alumna Amjad Alshalan

We are delighted to report that PhD alumna Amjad AlShalan has published an article entitled ‘Shakespeare’s Othello and Colour-Blindness among Saudi Readers’, which has been published in English: The Journal of the English Association (OUP) Amjad was supervised by Caroline Magennis and Tracy Crossley during her time at Salford, and has gone on to showcase

New publication from Hannah Helm

We are delighted to report the latest publication from PhD student Hannah Helm (formerly Hannah Bury) — a book chapter in the collection Gender and Female Villains in 21st Century Fairy Tale Narratives (Emerald Insight) entitled ‘Maimed Wings and Broken Hearts: Physical Disability, Social Exclusion and Maternal Love in Disney’s Maleficent and Maleficent: Mistress of

New Project for Nia Davies

Unlocking the Fine Arts archive PhD student Nia Davies, who recently passed her viva, is taking part in a knowledge exchange project to unlock the secrets of the Fine Arts archive of the British School at Rome, as part of University of Manchester’s Collaboration Labs programme. Since 1913, young artists have traveled from Britain to

New article by Hannah Bury

PhD student Hannah Bury has just published her first peer-reviewed article, ‘Stretched Nerves and Suffering Minds: The Isolating Effects of Female Madness in Villette‘ in the Brontë Studies journal. Congratulations Hannah! You can read her article here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14748932.2021.1875631