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Can you help? Do you teach undergraduate or postgraduate ancient Greek theatre/tragedy?

Posted by jew27 at Oct 16, 2017 11:03 AM |

Dear English teachers, colleagues and associates

I should be very grateful to hear from anyone who teaches any element of the ancient Greek theatre or Greek tragedy on an undergraduate or MA programme. I am very interested in the extent to which this material features in degrees in English. I am a Professor of Drama, whose major specialism has been in the ancient Greek theatre.

If you can assist me please reply to

Thank you very much indeed.

Professor Graham Ley, University of Exeter

BSLS Winter Symposium: Metaphor in Literature and Science - 4 November 2017, King's College London

Posted by jew27 at Oct 03, 2017 04:50 PM |

King’s College London - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Keynote speaker: Professor Alice Jenkins, University of Glasgow.

The aim of this symposium is to re-examine the role of metaphor in literature and science studies in the light of new developments and questions in the field. The study of metaphor and analogy could prove to have a crucial role in negotiating between historicist and readerly approaches to literature and science. Are metaphors necessarily rooted within a particular historical context, with literary texts employing the scientific metaphors of their time, or is it possible to draw productive analogies between literary and scientific texts from disparate historical periods? How useful is it, for instance, to read the forms and metaphors of modern neuroscience into older texts? We would also like to consider the role of metaphor in emerging fields within the study of literature and science, such as performance studies, medical humanities and animal studies (as well as the connected study of posthumanism). How do metaphors function in texts that extend the boundaries of the human?

For more information about the symposium, and for the full Call for Papers, please see

Rebecca Perry wins the Michael Murphy Memorial Poetry Prize for Beauty/Beauty

Rebecca Perry wins the Michael Murphy Memorial Poetry Prize for Beauty/Beauty

Posted by hl11 at Sep 28, 2017 08:15 AM |

The 2017 Michael Murphy Memorial Poetry Prize has been awarded to Rebecca Perry for her collection Beauty/Beauty (Bloodaxe Books, 2015)

The judges said

we were impressed by the book's refreshing ambition and sophistication, its liveliness and bounce, and how rewarding the poems were as we read and re-read them.


Rebecca Perry was born in London and graduated from Manchester's Centre for New Writing in 2008. She currently works in publishing in London. Beauty/Beauty is a Poetry Book Selection and was also shortlisted for the 2015 T.S. Eliot Prize and the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize.

Rebecca will receive her £1000 prize at the English Association's Annual General Meeting on 23rd May 2018 at the British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London.

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