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Research & Thinking about Rhetoric conference to honour Peter Mack

On 8th June 2018 there will be a one-day conference in honour of the retirement of Professor Peter Mack, presenting new research on medieval and renaissance rhetorical theory and practice.

Speakers will include:

Professor Rita Copeland, University of Pennsylvania

Dr Karin Margareta Fredborg, Institut du Moyen-Âge Grec et Latin, Copenhagen

Professor Lawrence D. Green, University of Southern California

Professor Dr C. G. Meerhoff, University of Amsterdam

Dr Katie Reid, Warburg Institute, University of London

Professor Jennifer Richards, University of Newcastle

Professor Marjorie Curry Woods, University of Texas, Austin

The conference will include a buffet lunch for all participants and a wine reception at the close.

An online registration form is available on the English Department website : The registration form will close on 23rd May 2018. For any enquiries, please contact Christiania Whitehead :

The conference is organised and financially supported by the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, the Humanities Research Centre, and the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick

Thu 08 March 2018, 10:35 | Tags: Conference, English

MA Bursaries - available for 2018-19

MA Bursaries available for 2018-19 Deadline: 29 March 2018

Contact for details

Tue 13 February 2018, 16:30

English undergraduate Adesola Akerele hosts discussion of her documentary, Brotherhood

JANUARY 23, 2018, THE OCULUS, OC0.03, 19.15
English undergraduate student Adesola Akerele is hosting a premiere and panel discussion of her own documentary, Brotherhood. Funded in part by Warwick's Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning, Brotherhood is a documentary that aims start a conversation that addresses the current narrative of the young black man. It features an organisation called the Amos Bursary (founded by Baroness Valerie Amos) which nurtures young black men and pushes them to excel as leaders. The Bursary has shaped outstanding black boys who have become pioneers in their generation. From those who have spoken in the House of Lords, to others who have developed apps, or even those who have raised money to attend Harvard University. This documentary gives a voice to boys who up until this point have not been able to share their own narratives.Through engaging in these conversations, we learn how these young black men manoeuvre themselves in a society that works against them.
Following the screening. There will be a panel discussion regarding the film and about how to positively encourage the progression of young black people in society. We will also discuss what steps can be taken to essentially re- write the narrative of the young black person in the UK.
Thu 18 January 2018, 16:36

Graduate Isobel Rogers appears on BBC R3's The Verb!

One of our students who completed the BA and MA in English Literature appears on The Verb to discuss her Edinburgh show, Elsa. The show was inspired by her MA module, 'Poetry and Music', and dissertation on song. Listen from about 17.00 for Isobel.

Tue 12 December 2017, 13:51 | Tags: Alumni, English, Media

Stone upon Stone: Land, Labour and Consciousness in World-Literary Perspective. A talk by Professor Neil Lazarus from the English and Comparative Literature Department.

Thursday 7th December 6:15pm - 7:15 pm S0.11

Have you ever wondered where the contemporary field of academic research is heading? What new ideas and concepts are being explored, what theories are being formulated? How Warwick contributes to the academic conversation?

This new series of talks by undergraduate research journal 'Warwick Uncanny: Journal of Literature, Theory and Modernity' aims to provide an answer to those questions. We will ask academics you might be familiar with - they might be one of your seminar tutors, or one of your lecturers - to talk about their current research projects. This way, you can get a glimpse of what the academic universe looks like beyond the scope of undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

*** Light refreshments will be provided. We will be accepting donations - your spare change can help us fund our future events! ***

Join us for our second event, meet the Warwick Uncanny team and ask us any questions you might have about undergraduate research.

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