Opportunity for BME Students to take part in a study explore student experiences of studying in the School of English.

We are inviting current undergraduates from African, Asian, Afro-Caribbean, Middle-Eastern, Latin American, or Mixed Race backgrounds (sometimes referred to as Black and Minority Ethnic,...

#MeToo Jesus: is Christ really a good model for victims of abuse?

Katie Edwards, University of Sheffield and M J C Warren, University of Sheffield It is the start of Lent, a time when Christians reflect...

‘School of English Screen-printing Workshop’ by SoE PhD Student Amanda Davis

The School of English recently organised two free screen-printing workshops in collaboration with the Sheffield Print Club: an independent, open-access printmaking enterprise in central...

2018 School of English Empson Lecture: Professor Sara Ahmed, ‘Building Works: On The Uses of Use’

To read Sara Ahmed’s work is to enjoy and admire the ability to capture the exact essence of the words, social encounters, and institutional...

Fifty years ago A Kestrel for a Knave gave working-class Britain a voice: it’s needed again now more than ever

Half a century ago, a working-class writer by the name of Barry Hines wrote a tale of an impoverished boy and the bird he...

Frankenstein at 200 and why Mary Shelley was far more than the sum of her monster’s parts

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus was published anonymously 200 years ago in January, 1818. It has since become the most analysed...

Best-selling author shares wisdom with Sheffield students

In October we were delighted to welcome worldwide best-selling author and Sheffield alumnus Lee Child back to the University to meet Sheffield students and...

An ox, an ass … a dragon? Sorry, there were no animals in the Bible’s nativity scene

Animals are commonly found in creche sets, but surprisingly not in the Bible. Marco Verch, CC BY-SA From nativity plays to crèche sets to...

How Acoustic Data are Represented

In a new article in Research on Language and Social Interaction (ROLSI) I talk about how visual representations of acoustic data (pitch traces, waveforms,...

Greggs the baker’s portrayal of Jesus as a sausage roll echoes the Gospel of John – biblical studies expert

With more than 1,000 outlets across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, Greggs the baker is a national institution. It’s not uncommon...