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The Guardian University Guide 2020
More top 10 results for York English

Posted on Friday 7 June 2019

English at York 8th in the Guardian University Guide.

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York English academic helps bring seventeenth-century writer and polymath into the spotlight

Posted on Thursday 6 June 2019

Professor Kevin Killeen has appeared on the BBC's In Our Time, presented by Melvin Bragg, describing the remarkable career and inventive writings of the seventeenth-century polymath Sir Thomas Browne.

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York International Shakespeare Festival 2019

Posted on Wednesday 8 May 2019

The third York International Shakespeare Festival will run from 11th to 20th May 2019, bringing together actors, artists, authors and academics to celebrate Shakespeare and his works.

English at York ranked 5th in the Complete University Guide

Posted on Friday 3 May 2019

We are delighted to have the Department of English and Related Literature's Top 10 position amply confirmed, with a rise of 3 places from last year.

Forthcoming events

Tue
18
Jun

Space, Place, Diagram: Studying Cosmology in Medieval Byzantium

Centre for Medieval Studies seminar with speaker Dr Divna Manolova.

Thu
20
Jun

Designing Cultural Heritage Events that Facilitate Intercultural Dialogue: An Example from the Sultanate of Oman in the Middle East

A seminar by Dr Christa Knellwolf King (Associate Professor of English Literature, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman and Honorary Visiting Fellow, Department of English and Related Literature, University of York).

Fri
21
Jun

Michael Donkor: Reading and Interview

Join us for a special reading by the British-Ghanain novelist Michael Donkor from his brilliant debut novel Hold. Inspired by Zadie Smith, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Toni Morrison, Michael Donkor was lauded in 2018 by The Observer Review as one of the new faces of fiction and has been long listed for this year's Dylan Thomas prize.

Thu
11
Jul

A Contemporary Robinsonade

Peter Robinson (University of Reading) reads from 'The Constitutionals: A Fiction' (2019) and discusses the praxis of adaptation.

Fri
18
Oct

HRC Celebration

A celebration to mark the 10th anniversary of the Humanities Research Centre.

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