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1812, 2014

A ‘highly satisfying’ research assessment

By |December 18th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off

Andrew Kehoe (Director of Research in the School of English and REF2014 Unit of Assessment 29 Leader) talks about the Research Excellence Framework results and what they mean to the School of English.

In REF 2014 77% of research in the School of English was rated as either ‘internationally excellent’ (3*) or ‘world-leading’ (4*). This is a highly […]

110, 2013

National Poetry Day 2013

By |October 1st, 2013|In The News|Comments Off

Dr Gregory Leadbetter, Director of the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing at Birmingham City University.

‘“What is the use or function of poetry nowadays?” is a question not the less poignant for being defiantly asked by so many stupid people or apologetically answered by so many silly people’. So wrote Robert Graves, as far back as the […]

2108, 2013

What is the value of an English degree?

By |August 21st, 2013|Here to Help!|Comments Off

Dr Serena Trowbridge, Lecturer in English at Birmingham City University

The School of English has an established and growing research profile and offers a variety of English courses for all interests. Students have access to excellent learning facilities and the School of English is well-known for the high quality of its teaching.

To check for English courses […]

2801, 2013

National Storytelling Week 2013

By |January 28th, 2013|In The News|1 Comment

National Storytelling Week 2013 runs from 26th January until 2nd February.

Dr Gregory Leadbetter, Director of the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing at Birmingham City University, discusses the power of storytelling.

Good stories extend who we are. They educate our feelings, bring us pleasure, knowledge, and even wisdom. Despite this, in a world full of distractions […]

2401, 2013

Transfer Windows and Giant Killers

By |January 24th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off

Professor David Roberts, Acting Executive Dean of the Faculty of Performance, Media and English at Birmingham City University, likens a predicted rise in academic research submissions to football tactics.

The transfer window is open. Ahead of the deadline, highly paid talent is being traded between the big boys. You might look to bring in two or […]

1601, 2013

e-books and p-books

By |January 16th, 2013|Opinion|1 Comment

By Professor David Roberts, Acting Executive Dean of the Faculty of Performance, Media and English at Birmingham City University, discusses the exciting moment of text history we’re in with electronic and paper books.

It’s a great case of orthographic sabotage. Such was the giddy rise of the e-book that someone somewhere decided it wasn’t right to […]

901, 2013

Teenagers to be encouraged to learn classic poetic works

By |January 9th, 2013|Opinion|2 Comments

Professor David Roberts, Acting Executive Dean of the Faculty of Performance, Media and English at Birmingham City University, shares his views on Government’s new plans to improve the understanding of poetry in schools and how great possessing the magical intricacy of a poem can be.

Our heads are full of off-cuts, shards of language splintered from […]

202, 2011

Five hundred years of tragic bimbos

By |February 2nd, 2011|Opinion|Comments Off

Professor David Roberts, Head of the School of English at Birmingham City University

It’s not often that a new opera is described as one of the arts events of the year, but Mark Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole, commissioned for performance at Covent Garden in February,has already generated a fever of media interest. You might wonder how […]