READ at Home: Postcards from our Academic Community

During the current coronavirus situation, our academic community is spread far and wide. Our offices and libraries are closed. However, our staff and students are still doing what they can, where they can. Welcome to a series of snapshots into the home offices and working lives of our English Studies staff and students, bringing everyone... Continue Reading →

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George Orwell versus Vera Brittain: Obliteration Bombing and Dissent in Weekly Political Publications (Online lecture, 2nd June)

When: 2nd June, 16.00-17.00 GMT Where: Online via Zoom Tickets: Free; registration required A free online public lecture, organised by the Centre for Modern Conflicts and Cultures, with Professor Tim Luckhurst. About this talk In the summer of 1944, George Orwell used his column in Tribune to attack arguments against obliteration bombing of German Cities... Continue Reading →

READ At Home: Professor Simon James

Some of our students have just completed their Literature of the Modern Period exams. To celebrate, here's a #READAtHome postcard from Professor Simon J. James, scholar of (among other things) H.G. Wells, and owner of a rather beautiful cat. This is part of a series of snapshots into the home offices and working lives of... Continue Reading →

English Studies receives Athena SWAN Bronze Award

We are very pleased that our Department has been accredited with an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for the first time. This recognises our commitment to advancing the careers of women, and work undertaken to address gender equality in areas such as representation, progression of students into academia, the journey through career milestones, and the working... Continue Reading →

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