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Simon Armitage appointed Professor of Poetry

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.

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The Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Research Seminar

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.

The Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Research Seminar

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.

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Staff profile

Michael G. Brennan

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.

Student profile

Mark Pollock

Mark reflects on his time studying BA English Literature and Theatre studies and talks about the benefits of doing a study abroad year.