News Collection

Elaine Feinstein, 1930 - 2019

Elaine Feinstein, 1930 - 2019

Posted by rsl11 at Oct 11, 2019 11:57 AM |

On the sad passing of Elaine Feinstein (FEA).

Read More…

Book Presentation invitation: Celebrating Ariosto and the Orlando furioso

Posted by boo11 at Oct 07, 2019 02:55 PM |

In 2016 the British Academy hosted a conference focusing on Ariosto and his influence on literature and arts in England. The English Association was proud to support the conference which generated the research for Ariosto, The ‘Orlando furioso’ and English Culture by sponsoring the attendance of some postgraduate delegates.

The conference drew eminent scholars specialising in literature and the visual arts from Europe and North America to discuss the many and various ways in which the narratives from Ariosto’s epic poem has excited the imaginations of artists, poets and prose writers from the sixteenth century in England to the twenty-first. 2016 was the anniversary of the first publication of the Orlando furioso in 1516.

The editors are delighted to announce the publication of:

Ariosto, The ‘Orlando furioso’ and English Culture, edited by Jane E.Everson, Andrew Hiscock and Stefano Jossa (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019)

‘Dreaming again on things already dreamed’. 500 years of ‘Orlando furioso’ (1516-2016), edited by Marco Dorigatti and Maria Pavlova (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019)

The volumes publish the proceedings of the 2016 conferences hosted in the UK in celebration of the fifth centenary of the first edition of Ariosto’s Orlando furioso. 2016 was the anniversary of the first publication of the Orlando furioso in 1516. They will be presented this month at seminar jointly organised by the Warwick Centre for the Study of the Renaissance and Italian Studies at the Warwick School of Modern Languages and Cultures and all are welcome to attend' and all are welcome to attend.

 

Details as follows.

Date and time: October 16 at 5 pm

Venue:  University of Warwick Humanities Building Room H4.03 (4th floor)

For other details, directions to the venue and all enquiries, please contact maria.pavlova@warwick.ac.uk

Pearson's My Twist on a Tale Writing Competition

Posted by boo11 at Sep 10, 2019 05:40 PM |

We're pleased to be competition partners for the My Twist on a Tale writing competition – a national competition from world’s leading learning company, Pearson, which encourages 4-16 year-olds to tear up the rule book and create their own 21st Century take on classic fairy tales, fables and regional folk stories.

The competition aims to empower children and young people, from key stage one to key stage four, to write their own stories, celebrating a diverse and modern day Britain. Whether it’s Cinderella meeting her not-so-evil stepmother, magical Shorter smartphones or classroom kingdoms, children and young people across the country are being given the opportunity to get creative and put a personal twist on the tales by reflecting their own personality, location, heritage, interests and experiences. They can even create a fable or fairy tale of their very own.We are very excited to announce that we’re supporting the My Twist on a Tale writing competition – a national competition from world’s leading learning company, Pearson,which encourages 4-16 year-olds to tear up the rule book and create their own 21st Century take on classic fairy tales, fables and regional folk stories.

The competition aims to empower children and young people, from key stage one to key stage four, to write their own stories, celebrating a diverse and modern day Britain. Whether it’s Cinderella meeting her not-so-evil stepmother, magical smartphones or classroom kingdoms, children and young people across the country are being given the opportunity to get creative and put a personal twist on the tales by reflecting their own personality, location, heritage, interests and experiences. They can even create a fable or fairy tale of their very own.

Why? Diversity, inclusion and relatability matter. They matter in the literature we consume and the books, poetry and plays we put in front of our children. From early stages to adulthood - people should feel represented in the literature they read and the stories they write. The free competition: My Twist on a Tale, gives children and young people the opportunity to become the protagonist of their own story and assert their modern-day stamp on a classic tale.Registration is open now! Entries can be submitted from 09:00 on Sunday 8th September 2019 (International Literacy Day) until 17:00 on Friday 29th  November 2019.

 

To register or to find out more, visit: www.pearsonschools.co.uk/mytwistonatale

Share this page:

Navigation
Contact us

The English Association
University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH

Tel: 0116 229 7622
Email: engassoc@le.ac.uk

Follow us on twitter Find us on facebook