English Language and Literature

Thousands of pounds available for researchers who want to travel

If you use software in your research and you have a good understanding of what’s happening in your field (and an idea about what will be happening soon) then the Software Sustainability Institute want to hear from you. The institute will pay researchers from any discipline up to £3000 a year to attend conferences and report on the latest developments in their field.
Interested? Visit www.software.ac.uk/agents to find out how to apply.

Closing date: 8 August 2011 [read more...]

blog: And, Chapters 33-40

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"Gathering, gathering along the narrow street, came a hollow solemn blast. From each side of the door there were constant droppings. Higgins crept up carefully upon the stones, his glassy eyes, one half-open, staring upwards to the sky. Owing to the position in which he had been lying, the fore part of his head was bald." [read more...]

blog: Dr Hairy in: Appraisal (Part 2)

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The ninth in a series of 10-minute videos about the adventures and frustrations of an ordinary (but rather hirsute) General Practitioner. In this one, Dr Hairy keeps trying to fill out his appraisal form - and gets some advice from his friend Grabber about how to do it - with hilarious results! The second of four parts. [read more...]

job: PhD on “The Enriched Digital Chaucer: Using ICT Research Methods for Literary Analysis of Digital Collections”

Application Deadline: 
30/06/2011

PhD Studentships in Digital Humanities
Two PhD studentships are currently being advertised in conjunction with National Library of Wales Research Programme in Digital Collections. Both are based in Aberystwyth, and successful applicants will join a community of research postgraduates working on the digital humanities at the National Library of Wales. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Lorna Hughes (lorna.hughes@llgc.org) for more information.

1. PhD on “The Enriched Digital Chaucer: Using ICT Research Methods for Literary Analysis of Digital Collections” [read more...]

job: PhD Studentship in Digital Humanities and Celtic Studies (Aberystwyth)

Application Deadline: 
10/06/2011

Two PhD studentships are currently being advertised in conjunction with National Library of Wales Research Programme in Digital Collections. Both are based in Aberystwyth, and successful applicants will join a community of research postgraduates working on the digital humanities at the National Library of Wales. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Lorna Hughes (lorna.hughes@llgc.org) for more information.

1. PhD in Digital Humanities and Celtic Studies [read more...]

event: Dissenting Academies Online - launch event

11/06/2011 13:30

Saturday 11 June 2011
Dr Williams’s Library, 14 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0AR

This event marks the public launch of Dissenting Academies Online, an innovative
digital resource for the history of the dissenting academies and the first major
outcome of the Dissenting Academies Project, a collaboration between the Dr
Williams’ s Centre for Dissenting Studies and the Sussex Centre for Intellectual
History. [read more...]

Location

Dr Williams’s Library
14 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0AR
United Kingdom

blog: Friday morning at the Surgery

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A short Flash "poem" about surgery work. The accompanying music was developed using Andre Michelle's lovely Tonematrix ( http://lab.andre-michelle.com/tonematrix ).

http://edwardpicot.com/fridaymorning

- Edward Picot

http://edwardpicot.com - personal website
http://hyperex.co.uk - The Hyperliterature Exchange

event: London Digital Humanities Group: Following the Money - 2 June 2011

02/06/2011 17:01

The next meeting of the London Digital Humanities Group will take place at Dr Williams's Library, 14 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0AR on Thursday 2 June at 5pm. The meeting will take the form of a panel discussion on the topic of:

'Following the Money: Funding Digital Humanities Projects in a Period of Austerity'. [read more...]

Location

Dr Williams's Library
14 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0AR
United Kingdom

cfp: CfP: Rethinking the seasons: new approaches to nature

Closing Date: 
16/06/2011

Cultural Studies is not very good at thinking about the place of nature in today's technologically mediated life as it's mainly concerned with “constructivism” or the production of cultural objects, identities and affects. Nature always comes to foil such things, exceeding them, breaking them down, returning them to the earth. The problem is how to “think” nature in this context. And how does this thinking of nature help us to relate to the sciences, with their particular way of thinking of nature as objectified, managed environment. [read more...]

event: Rethinking the seasons: new approaches to nature

17/06/2011

Rethinking the seasons: new approaches to nature

Cultural Studies is not very good at thinking about the place of nature in today's technologically mediated life as it's mainly concerned with “constructivism” or the production of cultural objects, identities and affects. Nature always comes to foil such things, exceeding them, breaking them down, returning them to the earth. The problem is how to “think” nature in this context. And how does this thinking of nature help us to relate to the sciences, with their particular way of thinking of nature as objectified, managed environment. [read more...]

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