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The Soles of Harborough Folk: New Digital Resources Reveal Leicestershire’s Shoemaking Past

David Pollak

[Posted on behalf of Corinne Fowler] Wise souls talk to young souls about shoe soles. The Centre for New Writing’s Sole2Soul project is based in the School of English and directed by Corinne Fowler. The project is funded by Arts Council England and commissioned by Leicestershire County Council. Sole2Soul has created new digital resources for […]

Two upcoming poetry events

Two upcoming poetry events

Science, Poetry and Creative Writing, 11-12.15pm on Sunday 16 November, Bristol Mercure Holland House. I (Jonathan Taylor, Lecturer in Creative Writing in the School of English) am hosting and giving a poetry reading at this panel, as part of the National Association of Writers in Education annual Conference. Other poets reading and speaking will be […]

Literary Leicester: Unveiling Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane

Literary Leicester: Unveiling Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane

Literary Leicester 14 November, 2014 1.30, Special Collections Reading Room, David Wilson Library Unveiling Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane: A Commemorative Pot To mark the 50th anniversary of Leicester-born writer Joe Orton’s first stage play, his sister Leonie Orton Barnett will unveil a pot specially commissioned for the David Wilson Library from local ceramicist Rachel […]

Planning a Museum of the Bible

Planning a Museum of the Bible

[posted on behalf of Professor Gordon Campbell] As a profession, we are uneasy about sacred texts. English Renaissance Literature courses ignore the King James Bible, and Restoration Literature courses ignore the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Academics with an interest in such texts therefore conduct research independently of their teaching, and that seems a shame, […]

Two upcoming readings

Two upcoming readings

In the next few days, I’ll be taking part in two public events, at Nottingham Festival of Words, and at the London launch of a unique book of essays.   Overheard: Stories to Read Aloud, Nottingham Festival of Words, 12.15-1.15pm, Saturday 18 October See also: Nottingham Festival of Words’ website, here. Overheard: Stories to Read Aloud […]

Glorious Debo

Glorious Debo

Deborah Mitford, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, often referred to as the “last Mitford sister”, has passed away. But Debo, as she was known to friends and family, was an institution in her own right. Under her care, Chatsworth House became one of the most profitable stately homes in the country and her work educating children […]

MA Scholarship Award Holders Announced

Congratulations! to the following four applicants who have each been awarded a £2000 MA Scholarship: Mariette Cracknell (MA Victorian Studies),Kelsyn Delaney (MA Modern Literature and Creative Writing),Rachel Evans (MA English Studies) and Francesca White (MA English Studies). We’re also delighted that Richard Fallon (MA Victorian Studies) was successful in his application for a College Masters Excellence Studentship. There […]

New Voices Wagon Project – Remarkable Experience!

New Voices Wagon Project – Remarkable Experience!

   By Eshara Wijetunge During my final year as an undergraduate studying History of Art and English, I was involved in the New Voices Wagon Project (NVWP), a Leicester-based project that aims to promote reading and writing amongst migrant communities – especially refugees. This fantastic work experience was offered through our School of English in […]

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