English and Creative Writing News

Man Booker Prize-nominated lecturer Professor Alison MacLeod
9th March 2017
THE University of Chichester’s Man Booker Prize-nominated lecturer Professor Alison MacLeod is to launch her latest book with a star-studded celebration of the short story. The Professor of Contemporary Fiction will take to the stage at the institution on Tuesday 28 March to mark the publication...
Professor-Duncan-Salkeld
2nd February 2017
NEW evidence about history’s most celebrated playwright and how sixteenth-century London influenced his work is to be revealed at an open lecture in the University of Chichester. Shakespeare scholar Professor Duncan Salkeld, of the Department of English and Creative Writing, will present his...
Hansel and Gretel
6th January 2017
THE history behind the famed fairy tale Hansel and Gretel and other Grimm Brothers’ stories is the subject of a national BBC programme featuring an academic of the University of Chichester. The Friday Night Is Music Night show – broadcast on BBC Radio 2 – included an interview with Dr Miles Leeson...
Professor Fiona Price
3rd November 2016
The problematic history of how eighteenth century novels helped to construct a national identity for the UK – and why those issues still resonate in a post-Brexit society – is the subject of an open lecture at the University of Chichester. The impact of popular books and their authors from the...
Dave Swann of the department of English and Creative Writing
20th October 2016
THE University of Chichester’s reputation as an international hub for contemporary fiction received a boost this month when Dave Swann of the department of English and Creative Writing scooped an unprecedented double-success in the famed Bridport Prize. The Senior Lecturer’s 250-word story,...
K J Orr - BBC national short story winner
20th October 2016
AN ALUMNA of the University of Chichester has spoken of her delight after winning the BBC National Short Story Award. Writer Katherine Orr, a recent PhD graduate in English and Creative Writing, triumphed at the ceremony earlier this month. The all-female shortlist had included two-time Man...
Children’s Fantasy Literature - an Introduction
14th October 2016
AN award-winning historian and leading critic of children’s fantasy literature will be talking about the release of her new book at the University of Chichester next month. Professor Farah Mendlesohn, a literary historian at Anglia Ruskin University, will be speaking on Monday 14 November about her...
Undervalued British women writers celebrated by University
10th October 2016
THE undervalued women writers of the intermodernism period are to be celebrated at a specialist event held at the University of Chichester. A one-day conference, hosted by the Department of English and Creative Writing, will discuss the impact of the women writers and the influences that acted...
Beauty and the Beast by illustrator Walter Crane
3rd October 2016
WRITING workshops on how to compose a personalised fairy tale are to be held at the University of Chichester next week. The classes, on Wednesday 12 October, have been organised by Rose Williamson of the Sussex Centre for Fairy Tales, Folklore, and Fantasy to explore the history and craft of the...
The Goblin - from 1820
2nd October 2016
THE folklore of fairies and mythical creatures during social unrest and disorder is the topic of a seminar to be presented at the University of Chichester by a leading folklorist. Author Jeremy Harte, an archaeology researcher and museum curator, will present tales of encounters with the...

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