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A Drink with Brendan Behan

On Thursday 20 April the Liverpool-Irish Literary Theatre in conjunction with the Liverpool Arts Society will perform a Rehearsed Reading of a new play based on the life and work of Ireland’s very own poète maudit: Brendan Behan. The play was written by Dr Andrew Sherlock (Drama) and Professor Gerry Smyth (English), and it will...

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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...

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Lord of the Flies at the Liverpool Playhouse

Regent’s Park Theatre Company are in the middle of a sell-out run of their production of Lord of the Flies at the Playhouse Theatre this week. On Thursday 4th February, LJMU English’s Alice Ferrebe gave a pre-show talk about William Golding’s novel and its context. The adaptation is set in the present-day. Did...

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Empire and After Go to Artist and Empire

On Wednesday 20 January Dr Gerry Smyth and Dr Filippo Menozzi took nine second-year students to London to see an exhibition entitled  Artist and Empire at Tate Britain. Taking advantage of LJMU’s Corporate Partnership with the Tate organisation, the students – who are all taking a module entitled Empire and After – saw a range...

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Liverpool 2016: City of … English Homework?

If you’re an LJMU English student, it’s likely that you’ve recently been offered a free trip to some sort of cultural happening in Liverpool to further inspire you in your studies. Level 4 students on ‘World, Time and Text’ went to see rapper Testament remixing William Blake’s poetry back in November. Last month...

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Sondeep Kandola at the Playhouse

  The Haunting of Hill House, an adaptation of the 1959 novel by Shirley Jackson, is proving a critical and popular success at the Liverpool Playhouse: the Guardian review loved the play’s ‘unsettling suggestion we can only save ourselves – because we are all alone in the dark’. Jackson’s novel is a student...

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Wuthering Heights: Reading English Trip to Haworth

Paul McFerran is an LJMU English and Creative Writing student at Level 4.  I did not know what to expect when we arrived in Haworth. I suppose I had envisioned a dark and dreary village that had not left the 1800s similar to the landscape of the novel Wuthering Heights. Despite...

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Marginal Irish Modernisms in the USA

Dr Deaglán Ó Donghaile of LJMU English spent three weeks of September in the United States promoting the project Marginal Irish Modernisms which secured a grant of over £30,000 from the prestigious Arts and Humanities Research Council. This is a new scholarly network that was established by Deaglán and LJMU English’s Dr...

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LJMU English at Liverpool Irish Festival

Gerry Smyth of LJMU English has organised a number of events as part of the public engagement activities associated with the English programme’s Marginal Irish Modernisms Research Network. These events (which are running under the joint auspices of the Liverpool Irish Festival) are free to attend, although the film premiere and the Bluecoat concert require pre-booking. *...

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Marginal Irish Modernisms

In May 2015 the English programme’s Dr Gerry Smyth and Dr Deaglan O Donghaile won a major grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to develop an international network on the topic of Marginal Irish Modernisms. Gerry and Deaglan have strong interests in this area, and are looking to build a...

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Congratulations LJMU English Graduates!

Monday wasn’t the sunniest day, but the Graduation of our ‘Class of 2015’ was still a brilliant occasion. Congratulations to all the single- and joint-honours students who have studied with us over the last three (or so) years: we were delighted that so many of you came back to the...

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Mobilities & Place: A Multidisciplinary Travel Symposium

On Saturday May 9th 2015, LJMU English will host the ‘Mobilities and Place’ Symposium. This will be the ninth annual Liverpool Travel Seminar, organised by Liverpool John Moores University, in collaboration with the University of Liverpool and Liverpool Hope University. In addition to keynote speakers including Dr. Catherine Armstrong (University of...

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Research Seminar: Dr Fionualla Dillane, ‘New Old Formalism, Old New Historicism, Victorian Periodicals and the Problem of Genre’

10th March, 2015. After a warm welcome to LJMU from Professor Brian Maidment, Dr Fionualla Dillane from University College Dublin outlined the crux of her discussion. Is the study of periodicals under threat from the ‘new old formalism’ that encourages the researcher to think of the periodical as a ‘training ground’...

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Collaboration and Collegiality at the Northern Postcolonial Network

“The Northern Postcolonial Network Inaugural Event”, LJMU, Wednesday 25th March 2015 The Northern Postcolonial Network was established in 2014 by early career researchers at the universities of Manchester, Salford and Sheffield to support knowledge exchange among postcolonial researchers in the North of the UK. The inaugural event, organised by Dr...

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Did She Kill Him? A Talk With The Author

Kate Colquhoun’s novel Did She Kill Him? On Thursday 5th February esteemed author, lecturer and academic Kate Colquhoun graced Liverpool John Moore’s University with her presence to talk to intrigued students and staff members alike about her historical retelling of a Merseyside story, Did She Kill Him? In brief, Kate...