Winner of Emily Stiff Poetry Prize 2017 announced
The competition for the Emily Stiff Poetry Prize has been held for a second time. Callum Ross, a second-year BA English student in the Department, won with a selection of poems. The judges were highly impressed with the quality of work submitted by entrants.
The prize was set up by Prof Elizabeth Clarke and Dr Matthew Stiff in memory of their daughter Emily Stiff, a former student of the Department who was a keen poet herself. The competition is open to all undergraduate students of the UCL English Department.
Trip to Stratford-upon-Avon
On Saturday 14 October 2017, UCL English students and Professors Helen Hackett and René Weis visited Shakespeare country with Professor Sir Stanley Wells and Dr Paul Edmondson.
The purpose of the trip was to introduce interested students to Shakespeare’s
Stratford-upon-Avon, its research collections (40% of all primary Shakespeare
materials are in the Birthplace Trust Archives), its streets, and its
Shakespeare houses (the Birthplace, New Place, Hall’s Croft, Anne Hathaway’s
Cottage, the ‘Cage’).
Launch of Englicious
of English Usage, a research unit within UCL's department of English,
is pleased to announce the official public launch of the Englicious website
aimed at improving the teaching of English grammar and literacy. The website
contains a complete library of English teaching and learning resources,
including background material for teachers; lesson plans, starters, and
projects for use with students in the classroom; interactive smart board
activities; a thorough and authoritative glossary of terms; and even short
informational videos on
English grammar for teachers, students, and parents. The project was
conceived as a means of making the rich linguistics research of the Survey of
English Usage available to teachers and students. In addition, the project
rigorously connects the new UK National Curriculum for English to the most
recent linguistic research into the English language, offering teachers a
consistent, authoritative source of information and classroom materials.
Partners have included primary and secondary schools in Camden and Haringey, as
well as the National Association for the
Teaching of English. The development of the site was funded
by Arts and Humanities Research
Council knowledge transfer funding and by the Engineering
and Physical Sciences Research Council via a UCL Enterprise
Anneliese Maier Research Award
Professor Susan Irvine, Quain Professor of English Literature and Language, has been awarded a 2015 Anneliese Maier Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The award – 250,000 euros to be spent over five years – was established in 2012 to promote the internationalization of the humanities and social sciences in Germany. Professor Irvine will collaborate with the Seminar für englische Philologie at the University of Göttingen in developing a research project focusing on the preaching texts and traditions of Anglo-Saxon England.