How Kazuo Ishiguro’s Writing Won Him the Nobel Prize in Literature – According to Research

Kazuo Ishiguro has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature and, as a long-term scholar and fan of Ishiguro, I feel compelled to join...

Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and Afterlives

At death, we enter myth—our lives and work become the subject of stories told by others. Charlotte Brontë was one of the myth-makers. Shortly...

The Bible is Full of Horrors – That’s Why it Should be Required Reading for Today’s Children

Melvyn Bragg branded the decline of the King James Bible in the UK “a disgrace”. The writer and broadcaster suggested that it should be...

Dr Amber Regis, Charlotte Bronte’s Face

Dr Amber Regis; Research to be Showcased at Sheffield’s Off The Shelf Literary Festival Mon 9th October 7:00pm When Charlotte Brontë died in 1855,...

The Unexpected Reading Group: Mary Linskill

In this second special post, we learn more about the Unexpected Reading Group. A student-led, widening participation initiative founded by PGR student, Val Derbyshire. One...

The Unexpected Reading Group

In this special post we learn more about a student-led initiative, the Unexpected Reading Group, founded by PGR student, Val Derbyshire. Visit the blog again...

Outstanding UG Dissertation in Linguistics Award 2017

Congratulations to recent ELL graduate Huinan Zeng, who was just awarded an Outstanding Undergraduate Dissertation in Linguistics award from the Linguistics Association of Great Britain...

SURE Project: Silenced Voices in Nigerian Theatre

Last year Laura Mulvey, one of our recent graduates, conducted research into Nigerian theatre. Here Laura talks us through the project. Think summer research...

Exploring the Archives: Enemy attack! Sheffield’s ARP and the Blitz

MA students in the School of English are provided with the opportunity of taking a work placement as part of their degree programme. In...

Texts That Made Me: Rachel Stenner

Despite the fact that I spend my days swimming in words, emotions and objects locate the texts that have made me as much as...