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Happy Birthday Shakespeare!

Date: 23 April 2014

Professor Alison Findlay was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's 'Today' programme about Shakespeare, his birthday and his legacy. Listen again by following ... Read more»


Creative Writing MA Alumna's new play to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4

Date: 23 April 2014

Zosia Wand gained an MA with distinction in Creative Writing from Lancaster University in 1999. She has had five radio plays broadcast on Radio ... Read more»


Paul Muldoon to join Department of English and Creative Writing

Date: 8 April 2014

The University of Lancaster is delighted to announce that, as from September of this year, Paul Muldoon, according to the New Criterion 'the mos ... Read more»


Beverley Nambozo: Representing Uganda in Poetry ath the Commonwealth Games

Date: 8 April 2014

Beverley Nambozo, an alumna of our Creative Writing MA programme, has been asked by the BBC to contribute a poem representing Uganda for the 2014 Comm ... Read more»


Tandem by Alex Morgan

Date: 2 April 2014

A Lancaster University graduate has fulfilled the ambition of a lifetime after seeing her first novel in print. Alex Morgan, of Low Road C ... Read more»


The Barrow Rapture

Date: 2 April 2014

Jenn Ashworth and Brian Baker have been awarded a University Early Career Grant worth £3,600 for their 'Barrow Rapture' project.The Barrow Raptur ... Read more»


Longlists Announced for the Lancaster Writing Awards

Date: 1 April 2014

The names of the ten students longlisted in each section of the Lancaster Writing Awards have been released this afternoon, and can be viewed at http: ... Read more»


New Series of The Echo Chamber

Date: 21 March 2014

Professor Paul Farley presents a new series of The Echo Chamber on BBC Radio 4 every Sunday afternoon throughout April. Highlights of this third ... Read more»


Janet Lees, Magma and O'Bheal

Date: 19 March 2014

Creative Writing alumna Janet Lees has two poems in Issue 58 of Magma Poetry, on the theme of 'the music of words', one of which she wrote while on th ... Read more»


50 Years in 50 Words

Date: 19 March 2014

The Department of English and Creative Writing will be helping Lancaster University celebrate 50 years with the University' '50 Years in 50 Words' ... Read more»


Across the Pond with Beth Dahlstrom

Date: 18 March 2014

Beth Dahlstrom, one of our MA in English Literary Studies students, is blogging for 'Across the Pond'. Across the Pond is an organisation which helps ... Read more»


Lancaster in Toronto

Date: 17 March 2014

Dr Tony Sharpe and two PhD students, Harriet Newnes and Maria Christou are currently visiting the University of Toronto as part of our ongoing 'exchan ... Read more»


Hot Off The Press Competition Winners

Date: 14 March 2014

The story of a light-fingered larcenist hunted down by Segway-mounted pursuers caught competition judges' attention and earned a FASS student a plac ... Read more»


Kamilla Elliott: 'Inspiring Change' for International Women's Day

Date: 7 March 2014

Dr Kamilla Elliott's article 'Jane Austen and the Politics of Picture Identification', originally published in Nineteenth-Century Contexts; a Routledg ... Read more»


Terry Eagleton, Culture and the Death of God

Date: 11 February 2014

Catch Terry Eagleton, Distinguished Professor of English Literature here at Lancaster, discussing his new book Culture and the Death of God (Yal ... Read more»


Edgelands at the Bluecoat

Date: 7 February 2014

Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts, the authors of Edgelands, appeared at a reading at Liverpool's Bluecoat yesterday evening. This book, which t ... Read more»


Postcolonial Manchester Reviewed in Times Higher

Date: 7 February 2014

Postcolonial Manchester: Diaspora Space and the Devolution of Literary Culture, by Lynne Pearce, Corrine Fowler and Robert Crawshaw was reviewed by Cl ... Read more»


New Issue of Nineteenth-Century Contexts

Date: 3 February 2014

The latest edition of 19th Century Contexts, our interdisciplinary Routledge journal co-edited with University of Notre Dame, is now out - a spe ... Read more»


Jenn Ashworth and the MMU Novella Prize

Date: 27 January 2014

Jenn Ashworth will be leading the judging panel for the inaugural Manchester Metropolitan University Novella Award. This award, which is offered in as ... Read more»


Paul Farley - With Great Pleasure

Date: 27 January 2014

Paul Farley will appear on BBC Radio 4's 'With Great Pleasure' programme at 4pm today.In this edition of the programme, Paul will talk about what insp ... Read more»


Measure for Measure Workshop at Lancaster Castle

Date: 22 January 2014

On 21 January final year undergraduate students on the Shakespeare courseworkshopped Act 3 Scene 1 of Measure for Measure in one of the oldest dung ... Read more»


Sharon Ruston at the Royal Instition

Date: 20 January 2014

Prof Sharon Ruston will be speaking with Prof David Nutt at the Royal Institution. The event, 'From Laudanum to Meow-Meow: Drugs, Science and Society: ... Read more»


The Perfect Short Story...

Date: 10 January 2014

Jenn Ashworth's radio debut, 'Five Thousand Lads A Year', due to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 later today, has been described as 'The perfect short sto ... Read more»


Careers Showcase in the Lancaster Guardian

Date: 9 January 2014

The Department's first annual Careers Showcase, which highlighted activities undertaken by some of our undergraduate students. was featured in the 2nd ... Read more»


Paul Farley and The Somme

Date: 9 January 2014

Paul Farley's travels along the River Somme for BBC Radio 3's 'Music on the Brink' series was broadcast on Sunday 5th January.On his 152-mile journey, ... Read more»


Inaugural Lectures: A Double Bill

Date: 7 January 2014

The Department is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a double bill of inaugural lectures on 22nd January. The two lectures, 'Wordsworthian Pa ... Read more»


Five Thousand Lads a Year

Date: 6 January 2014

Jenn Ashworth's short story 'Five Thousand Lads a Year' (previewed at Moonlighting II last month) will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 10th ... Read more»


'Iphigenia' - January 2014 Tour

Date: 6 January 2014

If you missed the performances of Lady Joanna Lumley's 'The Tragedy of Euripides called Iphigenia' by Lancaster's Rose Company, there is a further tou ... Read more»


Julia Kristeva to visit Lancaster

Date: 6 December 2013

The Departments of English and Creative Writing, Linguistics and English Language and European Languages and Cultures are pleased to confirm that Juli ... Read more»


Image-Word-Text: A Visit by Professor Mieke Bal, March 2014

Date: 5 December 2013

The Departments of English and Creative Writing and Linguistics and English Language are pleased to present the latest speaker in their interdiscipl ... Read more»


Dr Tony Sharpe in Durham

Date: 4 December 2013

Dr Tony Sharpe recently gave an invited paper, 'Unbearable Lightness: Some Modern Instances (Auden, Stevens, Eliot)' at a one-day symposium ... Read more»


Departmental Careers Showcase

Date: 2 December 2013

Students and staff are all very welcome to join us for our first ever Departmental Careers Showcase, which will feature presentations from some of our ... Read more»


The Longest Night

Date: 29 November 2013

Take a look at this write-up on 'The Longest Night' - an anthology of December ghost stories by the Department's Jenn Ashworth and others, on creative ... Read more»


Chancellor's Medal for Creative Writing MA Student

Date: 28 November 2013

Many congratulations to Amali Rodrigo, one of our Distance Learning Creative Writing MA students, who will be presented with the Chancellor's Medal at ... Read more»


Iphigenia on BBC Radio 4 'Woman's Hour'

Date: 27 November 2013

Following the first three performances of The Tragedy of Euripides called Iphigenia at Lancaster Castle, Prof Alison Findlay and the play's director w ... Read more»


Paul Farley at the Palace

Date: 26 November 2013

Professor Paul Farley (Creative Writing) was invited to attend a reception given at Buckingham Palace by HRH the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh ... Read more»


Postcolonial Manchester Launch

Date: 26 November 2013

Prof Lynne Pearce appeared on Steve Becker's BBC Lancashire Breakfast show on Tuesday 19th November, talking about 'Postcolonial Manchester', the book ... Read more»


Lancaster Creative Writing Team Win Prospects Postgraduate Teaching Award

Date: 25 November 2013

The Creative Writing distance Learning MA teaching team at Lancaster University has been Highly Commended in the category of Best Teaching T ... Read more»


Sharon Ruston and Mary Wollstonecraft

Date: 13 November 2013

Sharon Ruston's blog post for The Guardian's 'The H Word' on Mary Wollstonecraft, Nature and Nurture has appeared online today. Read the article by fo ... Read more»


Catherine Spooner at the BFI

Date: 7 November 2013

Catherine Spooner will be joining a panel of scholars and writers at the British Film Institute, London, on Saturday 9th November for the 'Gothic Unbo ... Read more»


Creative Writing PhD Student Wins Alan Sillitoe Poetry Prize

Date: 7 November 2013

Congratulations to Abigail Zammit, who has won first prize in the Alan Sillitoe Poetry Competition for 2013 with her poem 'Sand Burial'. George Szirte ... Read more»


Simon Bainbridge on 'Digital Human'

Date: 5 November 2013

Prof Simon Bainbridge appeared on BBC Radio 4'd 'Digital Human' programme last night, talking to Aleks Krotoski about the importance of the dark and n ... Read more»


Graham Mort's 'Electricity' on Tour

Date: 29 October 2013

Prof Graham Mort's long poem 'Electricity' will be performed by the Helictite Orchestra at the Lit & Phil, Newcastle on Friday 1st November. T ... Read more»


Epitaph for the Ash

Date: 28 October 2013

PhD Creative Writing student Lisa Samson is writing an Epitaph for the Ash, about the cultural significance of ash trees and the current crisis. ... Read more»


Sara Maitland's 'Moss Witch' Reviewed by Guardian Books

Date: 25 October 2013

Sara Maitland's collection of short stories 'Moss Witch' was reviewed for Guardian Books on 25th October 2013. Read the review by following the link b ... Read more»



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