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CALL FOR PAPERS! Twenty-Five Years of Regeneration: A Pat Barker Symposium

Twenty-Five Years of Regeneration: A Pat Barker Symposium Saturday 15 October 2016, Durham University, 10.30 am – 5.00 pm Twenty-five years after the publication of Regeneration, we invite proposals for papers on Pat Barker’s formative work of First World War historical … Continue reading

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Call for Papers! Fireworks: The Visual Imagination of Angela Carter

The Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Bristol, BS8 1PX in association with The University of the West of England, Bristol and the Festival of Ideas Monday 9 January 2017 Keynote: Sir Christopher Frayling   2017 marks the twenty-fifth … Continue reading

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The Future of the Humanities Day on 4 July

Dear all, Wanted to let you all know about our event on 4 July – The Future of the Humanities at the Tetley, Leeds – with Sarah Churchwell, Eleonora Belfiore and Donald Drakeman. Some of you may have seen it … Continue reading

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Newcastle Noir 2016 (25th April-1st May)

    We’re almost there!!!! In a week’s time the Newcastle Noir 2016 Fringe Events will be underway. On the Friday evening we’ll be celebrating the official launch of the festival in the company of award-winning writer, Ann Cleeves. Then over … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2016 Stella Prize shortlist

The Stella Prize 2016 shortlist has been announced. Congratulations to: Tegan Bennett Daylight Peggy Frew Elizabeth Harrower Mireille Juchau Charlotte Wood Fiona Wright

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CWW Prize Winners

The inaugural 2016 Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize: Prize Winner: Mary Horgan, About Change: Ali Smith’s Numismatic Modernism   In addition, the following essays have been selected for Special Commendation: Imogen Mathew, Educating the Reader in Anita Heiss’ Chick Lit … Continue reading

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Call for Papers for Panel on Literature and Medicine for the 2016 ESSE conference

Literature and Medicine for the 2016 ESSE conference Galway, 22nd – 26th August (further details at http://www.esse2016.org/) In her 1930 essay ‘On Being Ill’ Woolf noted how “strange” it was “that illness ha[d] not taken its place with love and … Continue reading

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Black British Women Writers: A Conversation

Black British Women Writers: The Arts in Brixton in the 1980s, a Literary Conversation University of Leicester Wednesday 24 February 2016 3-5pm Bennett Building, Lower Ground Floor, Lecture Theatre 3 Carol Leeming in Conversation with Dorothea Smartt, chaired by SuAndi. … Continue reading

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‘Girls on film’: Visualising Femininities in Contemporary Culture

A postgraduate symposium, as part of the Gendered Subjects Postgraduate Network and in collaboration with the Gendered Subjects Research Hub, Northumbria University. May 23rd 2016, Northumbria University. Keynote speakers: Dr. Helen Wheatley (University of Warwick) Dr. Christina Scharff (King’s College … Continue reading

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CONSUMING (THE) VICTORIANS (ANNUAL BAVS CONFERENCE 2016)

Cardiff University Wednesday 31 August to Friday 2 September 2016 Keynotes: Christina Bashford (Illinois) & Frank Trentmann (Birkbeck) Neo-Victorian Plenary: Patricia Duncker (Manchester) The Victorian age saw the emergence of ‘modern’ consumer culture: in urban life, commerce, literature, art, science … Continue reading

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