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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

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.

Professor Preti Taneja wins Gordon Burn prize

Congratulations to Preti Taneja, Professor of World Literature and Creative Writing at SELLL, for winning the Gordon Burn prize

SELLL Induction 2022 Information Available

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

Applications for the SELLL Student-Led Café are open!

We are looking to recruit four students to work for the SELLL Student-Led Café in 2022-23.

Emma Whipday announced as a New Generation Thinker

Lecturer in English Literature, Dr Emma Whipday, has been announced as a New Generation Thinker.

Student Leadership Programme 2022-23 Applications now open

Student Leadership Programme 2022-23 Applications are now open.

Leverhulme Lectures 2022: Rural Modernity

A series lectures are running throughout 2022 which have been organised by Professor Kristin Bluemel in collaboration with the Leverhulme Trust.

English Literature student named as Peer Mentor of the Year for the HASS Faculty

English Literature student Hope Norman was named as Peer Mentor of the Year for the HASS Faculty.

Creative Writing Alumna wins Costa Book of the Year 2021

Creative Writing Alumna, Hannah Lowe, has won the Costa Book of the Year for her collection 'The Kids'.

Dr Emma Whipday speaks at Shakespeare’s Globe online Women and Power Festival

Dr Emma Whipday, Lecturer in Renaissance Literature, will be speaking at the Shakespeare’s Globe online Women and Power Festival on 7th December.

Alan Turing Institute Fellowship awards in School

Two colleagues from the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics have been awarded fellowships of The Alan Turing Institute.

University Endowed Prize Winners

Congratulations to SELLL students who have received a University Endowed Prize.

Emeritus Professor elected as fellow of the British Academy

Emeritus Professor in Theoretical Linguistics in SELLL, Anders Holmberg, has been elected as a fellow of the British Academy.

Undergraduate School Prizes 2021

The School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics have awarded a series of School Prizes to graduating Undergraduate students.

Professor Jo Robinson Shortlisted for Book Prize

Congratulations to Professor Jo Robinson who has been shortlisted for the Shortlisted for the Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA) edited collection award.

Renaissance Grant Success

Congratulations to Emma Whipday who is one of the winners of a Renaissance Society of America Grant in Support of Innovative Online Teaching of Renaissance Studies to High School Students.

Creative Writing Professor shortlisted for Pigott Poetry Prize

Professor of Creative Writing, Sinead Morrissey, was shortlisted for a Pigott Poetry Prize.

Re-introducing #NCLReady

We are reintroducing #NCLReady - a hashtag which will alert you to free reading and resources for prospective students.

Creative Writing Alumna Success

Congratulations to MA in Creative Writing Alumna Lily Peters who has written a novel that will be released in late June.

PGR Student selected for Writers Collective

Creative Writing doctoral student Tamsin Rees has achieved wonderful recognition of their work, having been selected for the Orange Tree Theatre Writers Collective.

New Eighteenth Century Monograph

Congratulations to Dr James Harriman-Smith on the publication of his new book.

New Generation Thinker 2021

Congratulations to Dr Jake Morris-Campbell who has been named one of the ten New Generation Thinkers 2021.

London Renaissance Seminar Contribution Award

Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Richards who has received an award for outstanding contributions to the field of the Renaissance in 2020.

Professor Linda Anderson awarded OBE

School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics colleague has been recognised for services to Higher Education in the Queen's New Year's Honours.

Emerita Professor Kim Reynolds made OBE in New Year's Honours List

Emerita Professor Kim Reynolds has been made an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for her work as an ‘Author and Professor of Children's Literature, University of Newcastle and for services to Literature’.