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Masculinity and the Metropolis: LJMU English Student to give paper at University of Kent Conference

Lois Walker, a postgraduate student on LJMU English’s Masters by Research programme, has had her conference paper proposal accepted for the ‘Masculinity and the Metropolis’ conference at the University of Kent in April 2016. The interdisciplinary conference, which spans two days, will include scholars of literature, art history and film. Lois’s paper is...

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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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North-West Print Culture Research Network Meeting

Wednesday 28th October 2015 saw the first meeting of the North West Print Culture Research Network. Created in association with the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP), the Network is an exciting new collaboration between several North West institutions designed to discuss different research projects and in the future produce...

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Nadine Muller Records Programme for BBC Radio 3

In April this year I was announced as one of the AHRC / BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers 2015. Out of 550+ applicants, ten of us were eventually selected for this opportunity to bring our research and ideas to both the airwaves and to screen. My first broadcast took the...

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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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Sort Your Life Out! (With LJMU English)

Hot off the press, the 2015-16 edition of The English Academic Journal is now ready. All students on the English programme, whether single or combined honours, are entitled to a free copy, so please look out for the rather beautiful spiral bound journals (with a green cover this year), and...

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Singing a Song of Victorian Poverty

In a summer break largely consumed by traditional conference duties (Victorian Periodicals in Ghent in July, more periodicals in Stockholm in September) it has been a relief to step out a little from normal scholarly events. In late July, on the strength of a long standing interest in writing by...

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LJMU English Lecturer to Teach in China

LJMU English’s Alice Ferrebe is leaving for China this week, to teach a short course based upon her research specialism to students at Shanghai University, as part of their International Term. Undergraduates at SU study for a total of four years, and in the third term of their first year, they...

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LJMU Lecturer on BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking

As part of the BBC and AHRC New Generation Thinkers scheme, Dr Nadine Muller recorded her first broadcast for national radio at the Hay Festival on Monday, 25 May 2015. The programme, which introduces four of this year’s New Generation Thinkers, was broadcast on Thursday, 28 May 2015, and you can...

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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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PhD Success: Judge David Lynch

Judge David Lynch, an Honorary Fellow of LJMU, gained his PhD with flying colours in May 2015. His thesis on ‘The Role of the Circuit Courts in the Development of Federal Justice’ makes a significant contribution to literature on the development of early American law and was passed without emendations....

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Scotland & The Caribbean, c.1740-1833: Michael Morris’s New Book

Since joining LJMU English in June 2014, Dr Michael Morris has completed his first book, which participates in the modern recovery of the memory of the long-forgotten relationship between Scotland and the Caribbean. Drawing on theoretical paradigms of world literature and transnationalism, it argues that Caribbean slavery profoundly shaped Scotland’s economic, social...

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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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The Judas Kiss: Treason and Betrayal in Six Modern Irish Novels

Gerry Smyth’s new book argues that modern Irish history encompasses a deep-seated fear of betrayal, and that this fear has been especially prevalent since the revolutionary period at the outset of the twentieth century. The author goes on to argue that the novel is the literary form most apt for the exploration of betrayal in its social, political and psychological dimensions. The significance of this thesis comes into focus in terms of a number of recent developments – most notably, the economic downturn (and the political and civic betrayals implicated therein) and revelations of the Catholic Church’s failure in its pastoral mission. As many observers note, such developments have brought the language of betrayal to the forefront of contemporary Irish life. This book offers a powerful analysis of modern Irish history as regarded from the perspective of some its most incisive minds, including James Joyce, Liam O’Flaherty, Elizabeth Bowen, Francis Stuart, Eugene McCabe and Anne Enright.

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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...