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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.

You say toe-mato, we say tomato

You say toe-mato, we say tomato

Press releases   •   Jun 18, 2018 13:05 BST

Have you ever felt like President Trump is speaking another language? This year’s linguistics conference at Northumbria will explore this very issue as guest speaker Lynne Murphy discusses the ‘special relationship’ between British and US English.

Innovative festival reveals the facts behind crime fiction

Innovative festival reveals the facts behind crime fiction

Press releases   •   Mar 27, 2018 11:38 BST

A festival for crime fiction writers and readers offers its audience a rare insight into the fascinating world of real-life criminal investigation.

Two weeks left to enter Northern Writers’ Awards

Two weeks left to enter Northern Writers’ Awards

Press releases   •   Jan 18, 2018 15:46 GMT

Writers from across the North of England have just two weeks left to enter this year’s Northern Writers’ Awards.

Humanities celebrated at Northumbria with Institute launch

Humanities celebrated at Northumbria with Institute launch

Press releases   •   Nov 28, 2017 09:59 GMT

Northumbria University, Newcastle is celebrating the multidisciplinary achievements taking place within its humanities subjects and, more widely across the University, with the launch of its Institute of Humanities.