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2017 Said Lecture: Rafeef Ziadah's performance now available to watch again

A recording of Rafeef's performance for this year's Edward Said Memorial Lecture is now available for members of the Warwick community to watch again (log in required). Please follow this link.

Thu 18 May 2017, 15:48 | Tags: Public Event, English

Warwick Summer School in London

Applications are now open for this year's Warwick Summer School, which includes a course from our own Michael Meeuwis on 'The City Drama and the City of London'. For more information and further details about applying, please visit

Thu 04 May 2017, 12:17 | Tags: Staff, English

Complete University Guide rankings

The Complete University Guide rankings were published yesterday, and the department continues its strong performance in national and international league tables. For Creative Writing, the department's Warwick Writing Programme is ranked at number 1 in the UK. For English, we are 9th, and for Theatre Studies (categorised as Drama, Dance and Cinematics), 5th.

Other Warwick departments with joint degrees with English have also performed strongly: Film and Television Studies (categorised as Drame, Dance and Cinematics) and German and Philosophy are each ranked as 5th, and French, Hispanic Studies (categorised as Iberian Languages) and Italian are each at 7th.

The University is ranked at 8th nationally and is the highest rated university in the West Midlands.

Sarah Moss shortlisted for Wellcome Book Prize, for The Tidal Zone,

Congratulations to Sarah Moss, shortlisted for Wellcome Book Prize, for her novel The Tidal Zone. The prize "celebrates exceptional works of fiction and non-fiction that engage with the topics of health and medicine and the many ways they touch our lives."

Sarah Moss is a professor, teaching on the Warwick Writing Programme.

Mon 20 March 2017, 15:19 | Tags: Writing Programme, Prizes, awards, long / shortlist, Staff

Will Eaves short-listed for this year's Ted Hughes Award for New Poetry

Congratulations to Will Eaves on being shortlisted for this year's Ted Hughes Award for New Poetry, for his book The Inevitable Gift Shop (CB Editions). The book is described as, "An intriguing, complex and revealing mixture of prose and poetry, The Inevitable Gift Shop is a ‘memoir by other means’, lassoing consciousness, memory, desire, literature, illness, flora and fauna, and problems with tortoises and cable ties." The judges comment: “This accomplished collection is an original compilation of different kinds of writing and thinking. It is clever, witty and philosophical, a subtle long playing book which unfolds with every reading.”

The Inevitable Gift Shop was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation. Will Eaves is an Associate Professor, teaching on the Warwick Writing Programme.

Thu 09 March 2017, 09:31 | Tags: Writing Programme, Prizes, awards, long / shortlist, Staff

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