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News in Brief May 2017


A round up of the latest news from the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities.

English Students

We are delighted to announce that last month several of our colleagues in the English team were nominated for the Golden Robes Awards. Leeds Beckett Student Union’s prestigious Golden Robes Awards are our students’ way of saying thanks to their favourite staff members. Those nominated from our school were:

Dr Katy Shaw, Head of Subject for English, has been nominated for the 2017 Teaching Literature Book Award. Katy’s collection, ‘Teaching 21st Century Genres’ has been nominated for the international prize, based on the MA module that Katy wrote for the university.

The School’s Writer in Residence, Sunjeev Sahota, has been awarded the EU prize for literature. For more information.

As part of the In and Out of Sight exhibition, at the University of Hertfordshire, Dr Rachel Rich and Catherine Bertola will be taking part in a round table discussion about the performative nature of domestic space. This is one, in a series of public events Catherine and Rachel are organising.

Senior Lecturer, Dr Shane Ewen recently appeared in the BBC’s Timeshift documentary on the social history of the fire service.

Dr Heather Shore, a reader in the School has launched a study looking into what life was like in borstals from 1902 to 1982, the Yorkshire Evening Post has published an article about the study.

Senior Lecturer, Dr Robert Burroughs, has recently secured two new book contracts. A monograph titled, ‘African Agency and the Congo Reform Movement’ will be published by Routledge in 2018, which will be followed by a co-edited volume, 'The Congo Free State across the Cultures of Fin-de-Siecle Europe', with Liverpool University Press. Robert is also currently finalising a chapter for The Cambridge History of Travel Writing (CUP), simply titled 'Rivers'.

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