English Faculty News

The Faculty of English at Cambridge has a diverse and lively research
culture. 
In these pages, amongst other Faculty news, you can find information about the Faculty’s research activities, including: book publications (academic, creative and trade books); keynote and public lectures; media appearances; prizes and funding awarded; organisation of major conferences, symposia and exhibitions; public engagement events, and more.

You can browse by month or use the search function above the archive list at right.


British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2024/25

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2024/25 The Faculty of English and Department of Anglo Saxon Norse and Celtic welcome applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships.  About the British Academy fellowships: The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship offers outstanding early career researchers the opportunity to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in an academic environment. The scheme […]

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Dr Lloyd Meadhbh Houston’s ‘Irish Modernism and the Politics of Sexual Health’ Highly Commended by judges of the 2024 British Association for Irish Studies Book Prize

Dr Lloyd Meadhbh Houston’s monograph, Irish Modernism and the Politics of Sexual Health (OUP, 2023), was Highly Commended by the judges of the 2024 British Association for Irish Studies Book Prize at a ceremony at the Irish Embassy in London. The judges described the book as a ‘notable and arresting’ study that provides ‘a distinctively new perspective’ on […]

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Join Mary Jean Chan, Sanah Ahsan and Rachael Allen as they read from their new collections, Friday 31 May, 6pm

Invitation from Mary Jean Chan: You are warmly invited to a Poetry Reading by Judith E Wilson Poetry Fellow Mary Jean Chan and two guest poets, Rachael Allen and Sanah Ahsan this Friday (31 May, 6-7pm at the Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English). Please reserve your ticket below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/faculty-reading-mary-jean-chan-sanah-ahsan-and-rachael-allen-tickets-913770641587

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Dr Jane Hughes leads project to digitise letters written by George Mallory and co-curates exhibition in the centenary year of his fatal attempt to scale Everest

Dr Jane Hughes, Fellow in English and Pepys Librarian at Magdalene,  has headed up a project to digitise the letters between George and Ruth Mallory; and is co-curating, with archivist Katy Green, an exhibition starting on 20th June in the Gallery, Magdalene New Library Building. George Mallory died attempting an ascent of Everest on 8th or 9th June […]

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The Mays Thirty Two – 2024

We are delighted to announce that the latest edition of The Mays anthology, edited by Lemn Sissay and Denise Riley, has been published! This 32nd edition contains new pieces of writing and artwork by students at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, and is entirely made by students. Copies can be purchased via the […]

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‘Secondariness’: A Roundtable of the Neo-Latin Seminar, 31st May 2024, Faculty of English, SR/24, 2-6:30pm

Neo-Latin has often been perceived as a profoundly ‘secondary’ medium: temporally secondary, relative to classical Latin, and in terms of language acquisition; inventively and emotionally secondary, in its supposed reliance on allusion and received ideas; even qualitatively secondary, compared to both classical and vernacular creativity. Participants will address neo-Latin’s supposed secondariness from a range of […]

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