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The English Team Go Mad (For Research) in North Wales

  At the end of May, with marking almost complete, staff in English refocused their attention on research at an Away Day event in Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden, North Wales. In the inspiring environment of this wonderful Victorian place, and blessed with brilliant sunshine, we discussed our postgraduate provision, our public...

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LJMU English Summer Competition: Design a Book Cover!

The eagerly-awaited LJMU English Student Summer Competition is finally here! (I’m writing that as if this is an annual event – well, from now on, it will be…) We’re asking our students to design a cover for one of the texts you’ve read for your course. We don’t mind a bit which...

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The Indian Road Sign: LJMU English Abroad

Ruth Childerhouse is just completing her second year as an English student at LJMU. Early this year she was given the chance of travelling to Tirunelveli in India to visit a range of schools and colleges there. Here, she reflects upon her experiences in the context of her studies of post colonialism. ...

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Professor Joe Moran: LJMU English Research Stands Up

Last week at the Everyman Bistro, LJMU launched Liverpool Bright Club, an innovative comedy night on which professional performers were accompanied by LJMU lecturers in a series of stand up sets. Billed as the ‘thinking person’s variety night’, the aim of Bright Club is to spread the word about university research in...

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Studying English: From Southern to LJMU

Tyler Korponai is a English major at Southern Connecticut State University, LJMU’s transatlantic partner. He is studying on the English programme this semester. Here, he shares his advice to Southern students planning to study English abroad at LJMU.  As a Southern Connecticut State University student investigating the English program at Liverpool John...

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Dr Emily Cuming

Teaching I began working at Liverpool John Moores University in 2017. Before this, I was a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds for three years, during which time I taught undergraduate and MA courses in Victorian and Modern literature. Prior to that I lived in the US for seven...

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Dedicated Followers of Fashion

As always, this year, all students enrolled on the level 6 module ‘Vamps and Villains: Exploring Gothic Fiction’ were asked to give a short interactive presentation. But one group in particular showed an admirable dedication to their studies in their session on the representation of desire in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of...

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Rachel Willie Awarded Prestigious Book Prize

LJMU English’s Rachel Willie, together with co-editors Kevin Killeen and Helen Smith from the University of York, have been awarded the Roland H. Bainton Prize (for Reference Works) for The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Early Modern England, c. 1530-1700. This was published by Oxford University Press in 2015, and contains...

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Celtic Tiger Blues: Professor Gerry Smyth’s latest book

LJMU English’s Professor Gerry Smyth’s new book, entitled Celtic Tiger Blues: Music and Irish Identity, has been published by Rutledge. It is a collection of essays focusing on Ireland’s complex cultural relationship with music of various kinds. It includes material on the art and folk traditions, the work of James Joyce, popular...

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Michael Morris’s Slavery Walking Tours

Black History Month runs each October in the UK to highlight the contribution made by black men and women to Britain’s heritage. This year, LJMU English’s Michael Morris led two public walking tours for Black History Month in Glasgow. Michael’s research revealed that all twelve of the statues in Glasgow’s central...