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Dr Rashmi Varma responds to the Supreme Court Judgement in India on Section 377

India's Supreme Court has repealed Section 377, a law used to criminalise homosexuality. Dr Rashmi Varma comments.

Thu 06 Sep 2018, 10:56 | Tags: Politics, English, Faculty of Arts

Reading for pleasure falls after primary school years - expert comment

Only one-third of teenage boys in the UK say they enjoy reading, a study by the National Literacy Trust suggests. Dr Richard Smith isn't convinced.

Fri 02 Jun 2017, 12:06 | Tags: Children, Academic Staff, English, Applied Linguistics, Education

UK still lags behind Canada and Australia in reading gap

The reading gap between most and least advantaged five year olds biggest in the US, but UK still lags behind Canada and Australia, according to new research from the Sutton Trust. The University of Warwick's Gerard Sharpling discusses the findings.

'The Nobel Prize in Literature is what every author dreams of, a place in the pantheon internationally and eternally'

Professor David Vann teaches on the English and Creative Writing program in the English and Comparative Literary Studies Department. Published in 20 languages, David Vann’s internationally-bestselling books have won 15 prizes, including best foreign novel in France and Spain, and appeared on 75 Best Books of the Year lists in a dozen countries. He comments ahead of the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature in Sweden tomorrow.

Wed 12 Oct 2016, 15:10 | Tags: English, Expert comment, Arts

Is the door really open for black actors to star in Shakespeare?

For black, Asian and minority ethnic performers, landing a leading role in a classical production is still often considered newsworthy. As Black History Month begins, Dr Jami Rogers, Research Fellow in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, investigates how diverse our two leading Shakespeare venues really are...

Tue 11 Oct 2016, 11:00 | Tags: English, Expert comment

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