By Serena Trowbridge, Lecturer in English Literature
Kate Thomas, Research Fellow at Birmingham City University
Academic Kate Thomas has recently been using her poetic skills to help build a better future for some of the world’s poorest children, through a ‘Poems On Demand’ service that gives people the chance to commission a bespoke poem in return for a donation to support the work of […]
The winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, literature’s most famous accolade, is set to be announced. MA Creative Writing student John Hunter caught up with two of the shortlisted authors at the launch of Birmingham Literature Festival …
Tom McCarthy and I were chatting on the mezzanine floor of the REP Theatre, both there for the opening […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]