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 on Five hundred years of tragic bimbos

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 […]