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Dr Daisy Black – AHRC/BBC New Generation Thinker

CTTR’s Dr Daisy Black, Lecturer in English, is among this year’s winners of the prestigious AHRC / BBC RADIO 3 NEW GENERATION THINKERS COMPETITION 2018 Dr Black is a specialist in Medieval and Renaissance drama, and gender and queer theory.  She has been selected for … Continue reading

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Women Travel Writers, 1780-1840: Communities of Authorship

CTTR is pleased to announce the commencement of a British Academy funded research project, Women Travel Writers, 1780-1840: Communities of Authorship. Led by Dr Benjamin Colbert in collaboration with database designer Chris Veness of Moveable Type Ltd., the project aims to restore visibility to … Continue reading

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From Czech Republic to Czechia

The Czech Republic has just announced that it plans to change its name to Czechia. Presciently, CTTR linguist Dr Tom Dickins wrote a long article a few years ago entitled ‘The Czech-speaking lands, their peoples and contact communities: titles, names and ethnonyms’, … Continue reading

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Transnational Reflections

In the first of a series of occasional posts, Transnational Reflections, novelist and Professor of Creative Writing Niall Griffiths considers the politics of translation in the lead up to the Arab Spring. Now this should be interesting . . . … Continue reading

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The Country and the City: AWWE 2015 Conference

In this post, Dr Aidan Byrne reports on the Association for Welsh Writing in English conference at Gregynog Hall, Newtown, on 27-29 March 2015. This year, I co-organised the Association for Welsh Writing in English conference alongside Professor Diana Wallace of the University … Continue reading

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Salvaging Cervantes

A thirty six-strong team of Spanish researchers comprising historians, archeologists and anthropologists may have located the remains of Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quijote and founder, among others, of the modern European novel, in a convent in Madrid where … Continue reading

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In Conversation with Eimear McBride, 17 Feb. 2015

Eimear McBride will be discussing her award-winning novel, A  Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, with CTTR’s Dr Nicola Allen, Tuesday 17 February 2015 at the University of Wolverhampton’s Arena Theatre, Wulfruna Street, 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available at £5 or £3 (University of … Continue reading

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Niall Griffiths Inaugural Lecture (Part 4 – Conclusion)

This is the fourth and concluding part of the Professorial Inaugural Address delivered by Niall Griffiths on 8 December 2014 at the Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton. To read the speech in sequence follow this link to Part 1 and click on … Continue reading

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Niall Griffiths Inaugural Lecture (Part 3)

On 8 December 2014, Niall Griffiths delivered his Professorial Inaugural Address at the Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton. The text of that talk is serialised here in 4 parts. In the third part, below, Griffiths considers ‘darkness’ as a critical term … Continue reading

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Niall Griffiths Inaugural Lecture (Part 2)

On 8 December 2014, Niall Griffiths delivered his Professorial Inaugural Address at the Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton. The text of that talk is serialised here in 4 parts. In the second part, below, Griffiths reflects on the rhythms of the … Continue reading

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