Author Archives: B Colbert

BCLA Announces Glyn Hambrook Postgraduate Research Award

The Glyn Hambrook Postgraduate Research Award (deadline Friday 31 July 2020) offers postgraduate students assistance in the present situation caused by COVID-19 and its repercussions. The award is worth £250.00, to be used for any costs incurred in research activities (registration fees … Continue reading

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Research Seminar, 24 March 2020: Emily Garside on Kushner’s ‘Angels in America’

Dr Emily Garside (Independent Scholar) will be presenting her paper, ‘British-American Angels: How Angels in America flew into Britain’s National Theatre’, at 3.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 March 2020. The event will take place in the University of Wolverhampton’s Mary Seacole Building, MH … Continue reading

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Ishiguro Weekend 31 January – 2 February

TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY PERSPECTIVES ON KAZUO ISHIGURO An international festival celebrating the work of Kazuo Ishiguro Keynote: CYNTHIA WONG (University of Colorado, Denver, USA) Saturday 1 February 2020 10am – 6pm Chancellor’s Hall University of Wolverhampton Wulfruna Street Wolverhampton WV1 1LY … Continue reading

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Research Seminar, 19 December 2019: Esther Asprey on Black Country Dialect

Dr Esther Asprey (Birmingham City University) will be presenting her paper, ‘Black Coutry dialect literature and what it can tell us about Black Country dialect’, at 2.00 p.m. on Thursday, 19 December 2019. The event will take place in the University of Wolverhampton’s Millennium City Building, MC … Continue reading

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Being Human Festival – Wolverhampton Unscene

Last week CTTR colleagues organised three highly successful events for the Being Human Festival. Proust in Transylvania, Warhol in Wolverhampton, and The Secret Life of Suffragettes saw over 200 people engage with research in the School of Humanities, with the … Continue reading

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Research Seminar, 13 November 2019: Caroline Tagg on Mobile Messaging

Dr Caroline Tagg (Open University) will be presenting her paper, ‘Mobile messaging by migrant micro-entrepreneurs in UK city contexts’, at 2.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 November 2019. The event will take place in the University of Wolverhampton’s Millennium City Building, … Continue reading

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Professor Meena Dhanda on Dr Ambedkar, Religion, and Morality

Lord Harries of Pentregarth, the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Dalits and The Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhist Organisations UK invited Professor Meena Dhanda of CTTR as a guest speaker at the 128th birth commemoration of Dr Ambedkar … Continue reading

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Ian James Kidd on Pathophobia

Guest blogger, Dr  Ian James Kidd, will deliver a CTTR-sponsored Faculty of Arts Public Lecture, ‘Pathophobia, Illness, and Vices’, on Wednesday, 10 April, 4-6 p.m., MK405 George Wallis Building. Pathophobia as the social oppression of ill persons Everyone knows that … Continue reading

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Karina van Dalen-Oskam on Computers and Literature

Guest blogger, Professor Karina van Dalen-Oskam, will deliver a CTTR-sponsored Faculty of Arts Public Lecture, ‘The Riddle of Literary Quality’, on Wednesday, 13 March, 6-7 p.m., MK405 George Wallis Building – further information here. Can computers and literature work together? … Continue reading

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James Machin on Weird Fiction

Weird fiction is a slippery term for a slippery category of writing. It is most closely associated with H. P. Lovecraft, and Weird Tales magazine during its 1920s/30s heyday. The delirious mixture of Gothic horror, science fiction, and fantasy to be found … Continue reading

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