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Write Now: Exploring the Teaching of Contemporary British Literature in Global Higher Education

Write Now: Exploring the Teaching of Contemporary British Literature in Global Higher Education

Press releases   •   May 18, 2020 11:00 BST

More than half of the world's students study Shakespeare, but the story of contemporary English Literature does not begin and end with the Bard.

Digital events provide safe space to discuss death

Digital events provide safe space to discuss death

Press releases   •   May 13, 2020 10:59 BST

With Covid-19 prompting many of us to examine how we deal with death and dying, a series of online events have been set up providing a digital space where people can share their stories, hopes and fears in relation to loss.

Common People: New report exposes class ceiling in the UK publishing industry - and what it will take to smash it

Common People: New report exposes class ceiling in the UK publishing industry - and what it will take to smash it

Press releases   •   May 01, 2020 07:43 BST

A Professor from Northumbria University has called for major changes to the publishing industry to make it more accessible for writers from diverse and working-class backgrounds.

Crime Story 2020: Innovative crime writing festival turns spotlight on contemporary crime

Crime Story 2020: Innovative crime writing festival turns spotlight on contemporary crime

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2020 16:26 GMT

A series of events for crime fiction fans will take place at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle this spring, bringing together people from the two very different worlds of fact and fiction.

Professor champions Northern voices at think tank conference

Professor champions Northern voices at think tank conference

Press releases   •   Jan 14, 2020 10:24 GMT

A Northumbria University academic will discuss the impact culture and literature can play in addressing UK regional inequalities during a major conference next week.

Book festival debate explores opportunities for Northern writers

Book festival debate explores opportunities for Northern writers

Press releases   •   Aug 13, 2019 12:06 BST

The lack of Northern voices within the UK publishing industry will be the focus of a debate taking place at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this month, chaired by Northumbria’s Professor Katy Shaw.

Out of the classroom and into the art gallery

Out of the classroom and into the art gallery

Press releases   •   May 21, 2019 15:29 BST

A new project will bring literature to life for GCSE pupils by taking them out of their classrooms and into two North East art galleries.

Literature expert addresses House of Commons inquiry

Literature expert addresses House of Commons inquiry

Press releases   •   May 10, 2019 14:51 BST

A contemporary literature expert from Northumbria University has been invited to give evidence at the Performers’ Alliance All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) inquiry into the class ceiling in the creative sector.

Digital library brings Sterne and adaptations online

Digital library brings Sterne and adaptations online

Press releases   •   Apr 18, 2019 09:06 BST

Rare books inspired by one of the 18th century’s most successful authors will be made available to the public for the first time through a new online library.

Northumbria leads pioneering research into impact of Northern Writers’ Awards

Northumbria leads pioneering research into impact of Northern Writers’ Awards

Press releases   •   Nov 15, 2018 10:33 GMT

A champion for Northern voices and underrepresented groups, a key element in the North East creative economy, and a talent pipeline for the UK publishing industry. This is the verdict of Professor Katy Shaw’s new research into the value and impact of the Northern Writers Awards (NWAs) – the UK’s largest literary awards of their kind in the country.