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.
27 writers share £47,000 worth of awards at Northern Writers’ Awards
The winners of the 2021 Northern Writers' Awards, sposored by Northumbria University, have been announced this week, with 27 writers receiving awards worth over £46,000 to enable their new writing in progress, across forms including prose, poetry and television.
Join the virtual Douglas Coupland conference
Northumbria University has collaborated with two other universities to organise a free online conference dedicated to the Canadian writer and artist, Douglas Coupland, to mark the 30th Anniversary of his first novel, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture.
What Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover: ‘First of its kind’ Northern Culture Parliamentary Inquiry launched
The Northern Culture All Party Parliamentary Group, supported by Northumbria University, will launch its first Inquiry into what Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover.
EXPERT COMMENT: Generation X: its tales about McJobs and information overload feel as poignant now as in 1990s
In an article written for The Conversation, Diletta De Cristofaro, Research Fellow in Humanities at Northumbria University, Newcastle, explores the plot of Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, 'McJobs' and information overload.
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.
Samling Institute partnership is music to the ears of Northumbria students
Northumbria University has signed a partnership agreement with Samling Institute for Young Artists, bringing the Hexham-based charity’s internationally recognised expertise in training young voices to students across the University.
Northumbria University unveils Being Human festival events
Academics from Northumbria University are once again taking part in the national Being Human festival – hosting a variety of free online events which celebrate the humanities and all they have to offer.
EXPERT COMMENT - World Menopause Day: how cultural representations of ‘the change’ are empowering women
Ahead of World Menopause Day on Sunday 18 October, Katy Shaw, Professor of Contemporary Writings at Northumbria University, discusses the important role popular culture is playing in changing perceptions of the menopause.
Migration, Adaptation, Innovation 1500-1800 – Role of immigration and knowledge exchange explored in £1.2m research project
A Northumbria University historian has been awarded £1.2m to research the role immigration played in developing new technologies around the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
Teaching Martin Luther King and the US civil rights movement in the age of Black Lives Matter
The way in which Black British history and the US civil rights movement are taught in UK schools needs to be updated to include more emphasis on Britain’s racial minorities and imperial past, according to new research.
Northern Writers’ Awards 2020: winners announced
Twenty-six writers from a record 1,800 entrants have received awards worth over £45,000 to support their unpublished work-in-progress in this year’s Northern Writers’ Awards.
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.
Exploring the stories of our United Kingdom
Academics, comedians, journalists and politicians, including a former Prime Minister, will arrive in Newcastle next week for a major conference exploring the need for cooperation between the countries of the United Kingdom.
Lunchtime with a difference as Northumbria launches free recital series
Northumbria University has announced a series of informal lunchtime music recitals, open to the public and starting next week.
Survey set to reveal impact of settled status process on EU citizens in the UK
The process that EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK have to go through to apply for ‘settled status’ and the impact this is having on them will be uncovered following the launch of a new online survey.
EXPERT COMMENT: An end to ‘want, disease, ignorance, squalor and idleness’: why the Beveridge report flew off the shelves in 1942
Professor of Public Policy at Northumbria, Irene Hardill, collaborated with academics from the University of Southampton and University College London on an article for the Conversation.
EXPERT COMMENT: Can King’s vision overcome Trump’s vitriol?
Brian Ward, Professor in American Studies in the Department of Humanities at Northumbria, writes about Martin Luther King Jr and Donald Trump for The Fabian Society.