Time to ‘Rediscover Dylan’

In this guest post Dr Elaine Canning, Deputy Director of the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities, Swansea University offers a special insight into ‘Rediscovering Dylan’: a programme of events curated specially for Being Human 2014 which celebrate the life and works of Swansea’s most famous son, Dylan Thomas. Dylan Fever ‘To begin at the beginning… Continue reading Time to ‘Rediscover Dylan’

#PotW: National Poetry Day – 2 October

National Poetry Day is the nation’s biggest celebration of poetry.  Everyone seems to be joining in, releasing poetry into the streets, squares, supermarkets, parks, train stations, bus-stops and post-boxes. We know of poetry police, poetry funeral directors, poetry ambulances. Add yourselves to the ever-growing list by tying verse on trees, to make a poet-tree. (They do in… Continue reading #PotW: National Poetry Day – 2 October

#PotW Literary London annual lecture 23 July

Bernardine Evaristo: ‘London, Londinium, Londolo: The Endless Possibilities of Re-Imagining London’ My fiction, verse fiction and poetry are strongly rooted in various imaginings of London, from the pre-historical settlement of early man in my poem, Routes, to the escapades of a black Roman girl living it up in Londinium in my verse novel, The Emperor’s Babe. In the parallel… Continue reading #PotW Literary London annual lecture 23 July

Literature at #BloomsburyFest 2013 – Talks and Book Launches

Will Self

“they discuss Bloomsbury’s history as a meeting place and point of intersection for poets, radicals, and visionaries of all kinds” ————————————————————————————————————————- Bloomsbury is famous for its literary heritage, and still evokes a powerful hold on the literary imagination today. For this year’s Bloomsbury Festival the Institute of English Studies, drawing on contributions from across the… Continue reading Literature at #BloomsburyFest 2013 – Talks and Book Launches

Festival highlights for #BloomsburyFest 2013

We are pleased to announce the School of Advanced Study’s programme for the Bloomsbury Festival 2013 which runs from October 15 – 20. This vibrant set of events features contributions from across the University of London and celebrates the people, places, and histories of Bloomsbury. Introducing our festival theme – Ministry of Communication Our festival… Continue reading Festival highlights for #BloomsburyFest 2013