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November 2018

Research Seminar 28th November: ‘The Preparation of the Poem – Roland Barthes and Contemporary Poetry’

We are delighted to be welcoming Dr Callie Gardner to the University of WorcesterImage result for Calum Gardner Barthes tomorrow, Wednesday 28th November, as part of the School of Humanities Research Seminar.  Dr Gardner will be giving a paper entitled: ‘The Preparation of the Poem – Roland Barthes and Contemporary Poem’, a paper which emerges from the work of their recent monograph Poetry and Barthes: Anglophone Responses 1970-2000 published by Liverpool University Press this year.

The talk will start at 5:30pm in the Hive. Staff, students and members of the public are all welcome and refreshments will be provided. For more information on Dr Gardner’s book visit Liverpool University Press website.

 

New Publication: ‘How to Wear Grunge’ by Ruth Stacey

We are delighted to report the publication of a new poetry collection by our colleague Ruth Stacey. Ruth’s collection, How to Wear Grunge, is published with Knives, Forks and Spoons Press and follows hard on the heels of her recent pamphlet Inheritance (Mother’s Milk Books, 2017),a duet written with fellow poet and Worcester academic, Katy Wareham Morris. Her first collection, Queen, Jewel, Mistress was published by Eyeware Press in 2015 and drew acclaim from historian and author Alison Weir. To read more about Ruth’s work as a lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing in the Department of English, Media and Culture please see her bio: Ruth Stacey

To read more about How to Wear Grunge head over to: Knives, Forks and Spoons Press

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Research Seminar 14th November: ‘Challenges and Controversies from Living with and Studying Gypsies’ – Professor Judith Okely

We are delighted to be welcoming Professor Judith Okely to the University of Worcester on Wednesday 14th of November. Professor Okely will be giving a paper on ‘Challenges and Controversies from Living with and Studying Gypsies’ drawn from her extensive work in this field. The seminar will take place in The Studio at The Hive and will commence at 5:30. Tea and coffee will be provided. Staff, students and members of the public are warmly invited to attend. Image result for Judith Okely

Publication News!

We are pleased to announce the publication of Dr Lucy Arnold’s chapter ‘Holy Ghost Writers: Spectrality, Intertextuality and Religion in Wolf Hall and Fludd’ in Hilary Mantel (London: Bloomsbury, 2018). The book is part of the ‘Contemporary Critical Perspectives’ series and constitutes the first ever essay collection on Mantel’s work to be published: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/hilary-mantel-9781474296502/

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