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Emma Major to give prestigious lecture at Durham

Posted on Monday 15 October 2018

Dr Emma Major, of the Department of English, is delighted to have been invited to give this year's Robin Dix Lecture at Durham University.

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World Mental Health Day Exhibition

Posted on Wednesday 10 October 2018

To mark World Mental Health Day on 10th October, the Department of English and Related Literature is hosting a display of our students’ creative work.

York English in the UK Top Three

Posted on Tuesday 25 September 2018

We are delighted to announce that the Department of English and Related Literature ranks at number 3 in the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

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MA student Phoebe Power wins Forward Prize for first poetry collection

Posted on Wednesday 19 September 2018

Phoebe Power, a postgraduate student on York’s MA in English Literary Studies programme, has been awarded the UK’s most prestigious poetry prize for her debut collection, 'Shrines of Upper Austria'. This year’s Forward Prize ceremony took place on 18 September, in London’s Southbank Centre, with readings from the shortlisted poets.

Forthcoming events

Wed
24
Oct

Art as the Justification of Life in Nietzsche's 'The Birth of Tragedy'

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Dr Tom Stern (University College London).

Thu
25
Oct

The Lane Less Travelled: Logic and Literature in the Early Modern Period

Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Research Seminar with speaker Dr Katrin Ettenhuber (Pembroke College, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge).

Thu
1
Nov

Who's Afraid of Alice Meynell?: Alice Meynell in the Age of Modernism

A Centre for Modern Studies 'Modernist Peripheries: Fringes and Frontiers' research seminar with speaker Dr Sarah Parker (Loughborough University).

Fri
2
Nov

Early Modern Sermons: Performances and Afterlives

Across the spectrum of religious thought, from the court orations of Lancelot Andrewes to the preaching of non-conformist ministers, sermons were a crucial part of devotional practice for early modern church goers. This one-day workshop will consist of round table discussions, plenary papers and masterclasses on performance.

Tue
6
Nov

Unsure Shores: Uncertain Orientalism in Lord Byron's 'The Giaour' (1813) and 'The Bride of Abydos' (1814)

A Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies Postgraduate Forum event with speaker Nicholas Dunn-McAfee (University of Oxford).

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