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Latest News and Events

All of our latest news items can be found below. Upcoming school events, for students, staff and those external to the university, are listed on our events page. Make sure to follow us on social media for our latest updates.

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Our Latest News

Keynote at the 7th International Conference on the Future of Women

Dr Stacy Gillis delivers the keynote at an international gathering focussed on women's lives, experiences and opportunities.

National Archives funding success for project challenging gender bias in the archive

Funded by a National Archives Research and Innovation grant, Dr Stacy Gillis is working with Robinson Library Special Collections to explore gender bias in archive catalogues

Northanger Abbey, a New Play by Zoe Cooper

Zoe Cooper’s new play adapts Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and she takes Austen’s protagonist, Catherine Morland, on a whole new journey.

Leverhulme Success for Linguistics

Professor Michelle Sheehan's project asks wide-reaching questions about how language and meaning are related.

Why has the Angel of the North become a place of memorial?

Professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature, Anne Whitehead, wants to find out more about why the Angel of The North holds so much emotional value for people.

Dr Meiko O'Halloran to give a talk at the Keats-Shelley House, Rome

Lives ‘Writ in Water’: Keats’s Unwritten Epic - Dr Meiko O'Halloran

The global reputation of our scholars recognised

Professor Neelam Srivastava will join students and staff in the Department of Foreign Languages at Peking University, China as a visiting scholar in September

Work opportunities for SELLL students

We are taking applications for our Student Leadership Programme, Student Blogger positions and SELLL Café Assistant positions. Hear from current students about what they have loved working with us this year and find more details and how to apply.

Listen to this story! Exhibition

Listen to this story! is an exhibition based on the research of SELLL's British Academy Global Professor, Karen Sands-O'Connor, and is about the struggles and successes of Black British authors in representing their world.

Two colleagues win prestigious Leverhulme Prizes

We are so proud of our colleagues Professor Preti Taneja and Dr Joseph Hone for being awarded Philip Leverhulme prizes for their outstanding research.

SELLL Induction 2022 Information Available

The UG and PG SELLL Induction page for 2022 is now available.