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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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Medieval and Early Modern Research Seminar

Brett Greatley-Hirsch (University of Leeds) - ‘“Some may perhaps suppose this Prose is mine”: Authorship Attribution between Early Modern Drama, Prose, and Verse’ All welcome! Starts at 5:15 pm.

The Playhouse Lab - The Duchess of Malfi

Explore the rich and varied worlds of Renaissance drama in The Playhouse Lab through script-in-hand, totally improvised staged readings of both familiar and less well-known plays. Starts at 5:30 pm.

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Jay Prosser

Cultural translations. Jewish diasporic routes, particularly Baghdadi. Life Writing (memoir, autobiography, biography). Photography, particularly in relation to suffering. The body and gender.

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Shelley Angelie Saggar

Having come to Leeds as an undergraduate, Shelley's interest in postcolonial studies saw her stay on for postgraduate study.