Northumbria Professor invited to help select £10,000 literature prize winner
Twenty-first century literature expert Professor Katy Shaw, of Northumbria University, has been invited to join the Society of Readers and Writers for The Portico Prize for Literature – the UK’s only award of its kind for Northern writing.
Research sheds new light on the teaching of contemporary British literature in global higher education
British literature has always been a popular area of study in UK universities, but new research has revealed for the first time how and where contemporary British literature is being taught in higher education institutions around the world.
Media collaboration offers opportunities to writers from under-represented backgrounds
A new initiative co-funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and supported by the New Statesman and Daily Mirror aims to increase opportunities for aspiring writers and journalists from under-represented backgrounds.
Write Now: Exploring the Teaching of Contemporary British Literature in Global Higher Education
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Shakespeare Club takes to the road
Iconic buildings and locations across the North East will play host to a series of discussions exploring some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays.
Digital library brings Sterne and adaptations online
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Join Bram Stoker’s great grand-nephew for a literary fright night at Northumbria
Dacre Stoker, the best-selling co-author of Dracula the Un-Dead, the official Stoker family endorsed sequel to Dracula is set to appear at Northumbria University next week.
Northumbria academic to publish inside story of Martin Luther King’s historic visit to Newcastle
A fascinating new book by Northumbria University’s Professor in American Studies, Brian Ward about Martin Luther King’s historic visit to Newcastle University will be published next month by Newcastle Libraries’ Tyne Bridge Publishing to coincide with the 50th anniversary of this landmark event.