World-renowned poet Simon Armitage has joined the University of Leeds as its first Professor of Poetry. Professor Armitage returns to the School of English 20 years after taking up his first post.
A National Lottery grant is allowing the University of Leeds to update the most comprehensive survey of the dialects of England ever undertaken.
Samuel Longhurst of the University of Sheffield gives a talk on James Thomson’s The Seasons, the Georgics, and ‘Poetical Enthusiasm’. All staff and students welcome. Starts at 5:30 pm.
Carl McKeating of the University of Leeds gives a talk on ‘The habitations of another race of beings’: Lord Byron, the Shelleys and Mont Blanc. All staff and students welcome. Starts at 5:30 pm.
My research interests cover three main areas: Renaissance studies, especially the Sidneys of Penshurst (2) Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh and contemporary Catholic writers (3) Travel writings: 1500-1700.
Mark reflects on his time studying BA English Literature and Theatre studies and talks about the benefits of doing a study abroad year.