Cultural Studies and Humanities Good News July 2021
The latest good news from the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities in July 2021.
Head of History has second monograph published
Simon Morgan's second monograph, Celebrities, Heroes and Champions: Popular Politicians in the Age of Reform, 1810-1867, was published by Manchester University Press on 22 June. The book explores the role of the popular politician in British and Irish society from the Napoleonic Wars to the Second Reform Act of 1867.
Covering movements for parliamentary reform up to and including Chartism, Catholic Emancipation, transatlantic Anti-Slavery and the Anti-Corn Law League, as well as the receptions of international celebrities such as Lajos Kossuth and Giuseppe Garibaldi, it offers a unique perspective on the connections between politics and historical cultures of fame and celebrity. Further details can be found here: Manchester University Press - Celebrities, heroes and champions.
Cultural Studies and Humanities Reader interviewed for a podcast
As one of the Judges for the Morley College literary fiction prize for Unpublished Writers of Colour, Emily Zobel Marshall was interviewed for a podcast. She discussed creative processes, barriers to publishing for writers of colour and her own creative and academic work with Dr Florence Marfo. Listen to the podcast and find out about the prize.
5 Essential Reads on how storytelling can be used as a form of resistance
Emily Zobel Marshall was asked to share 5 ‘Essential Reads' on how storytelling can be used as a form of resistance by the Centre for Cultural Value at Leeds University. You can read these 5 essential reads here.
How poetry can heal
Emily Zobel Marshall interviewed William Sieghart, founder of the Forward Poetry Prizes, on his 'Poetry Pharmacy' prescriptions and how poetry can heal, for the Bradford Literature Festival. You can hear the interview here.
Cultural studies and humanities Reader runs a poetry workshop
Emily Zobel Marshall ran a poetry workshop ‘Race, Writing and Resistance’ with poet Abdullah Adekola at the left bank in Hyde Park on Saturday 25th July for Leeds Poetry Festival. The festival have a range of events across the city and online. You can find out more about the event here.