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Podcast: Latin Poetry in the Caribbean, with Dr John Gilmore

Dr John Gilmore speaks about the light Francis Williams’s one surviving poem sheds on the lesser-known functions of Latin in the British colonies. He shares how Latin poetry became a conduit for arguments about the intellectual capacity of people of African descent and, by extension, about the illegitimacy of the slave trade.

Fri 25 Feb 2022, 15:09 | Tags: Staff, Research, English, Media


Listen to Prof Stephen Shapiro on BBC Radio 3

Shahidha Bari is joined by Stephen Shapiro and guests to read volume 4 of Foucault's History of Sexuality, which has been translated into English for the first time.

Fri 26 Feb 2021, 09:49 | Tags: Staff, English, Media

Listen to Prof Paulo de Medeiros on Radio 4 - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests, including our very own Prof Paulo de Medeiros, discuss the works and life of one of Portugal's greatest poets - Fernando Pessoa.

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Thu 03 Dec 2020, 17:57 | Tags: Media, News

English and Comparative Literary Studies department ranked 20th in the world

We are delighted to announce that the English and Comparative Literary Studies Department, have again been placed in the top 20 English departments in the world by the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Tue 12 Mar 2019, 14:21 | Tags: Research, Media, News

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