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Oxford Brookes Alumni to publish young adult novels with Usborne

Oxford Brookes Alumni to publish young adult novels with Usborne

Linni Ingemundsen, Oxford Brookes MA Creative Writing alumna, is set to have her first book published by Usborne Publishing. This will be the first novel in a two-book deal with Usborne’s young adult section.

Brookes on books at the FTWeekend Oxford Literary Festival

Brookes on books at the FTWeekend Oxford Literary Festival

Oxford Brookes University will again have a strong presence at the FTWeekend Oxford Literary Festival with an exciting programme of events.

Funding opportunity for postgraduate Humanities and Social Sciences students

Funding opportunity for postgraduate Humanities and Social Sciences students

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to offer the de Rohan Scholarship to one full or part-time student studying the MA Creative Writing, MA English, MA History, or MA by Research in the History of Art for September 2017 entry.

Faculty Book Launch a success at the Ashmolean Museum

Faculty Book Launch a success at the Ashmolean Museum

On Friday 10th March, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted an event to promote and celebrate the recent publications from academics across the faculty.

Research Excellence Awards success for Humanities and Social Sciences academics

Research Excellence Awards success for Humanities and Social Sciences academics

Numerous academics in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences have been awarded Research Excellence Awards in light of the ground breaking research they have undertaken.

Brookes lecturer develops innovative interactive online resource to explore local and regional knowledge of witchcraft and magic.

Brookes lecturer develops innovative interactive online resource to explore local and regional knowledge of witchcraft and magic.

Oxford Brookes mourns death of PhD student, broadcaster and author Frank Delaney

Oxford Brookes mourns death of PhD student, broadcaster and author Frank Delaney

Staff and students of the Department of English and Modern Languages were saddened to hear of the death of author and broadcaster Frank Delaney in Connecticut yesterday.

Poetry Centre tour with distinguished Danish poet Pia Tafdrup begins

Poetry Centre tour with distinguished Danish poet Pia Tafdrup begins

A short poetry tour co-ordinated by Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre and featuring one of Scandinavia’s best-known poets, Pia Tafdrup, will begin on Wednesday 15 February.

Oxford Brookes professor joins expert panel on Radio 4’s In Our Time

Oxford Brookes professor joins expert panel on Radio 4’s In Our Time

Oxford Brookes’ Professor Simon Kövesi took part in BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time on Thursday 9 February, joining an expert panel discussing the Northamptonshire poet John Clare.

Shining a light on a neglected 19th century poetic movement

Shining a light on a neglected 19th century poetic movement

Emerging in 1848, Pre-Raphaelitism brought together artists and writers whose aim was to challenge artistic and literary conventions.

Brookes Undergraduate Research Success

Brookes Undergraduate Research Success

Three undergraduates from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences have had their research selected to represent Oxford Brookes at a national level. Additionally, Olena Zyelyentsova and Georgia Shortman have been invited to share their research at the Posters in Parliament conference in March 2017.

Oxford Brookes to launch “Reading Machine”

Oxford Brookes to launch “Reading Machine”

A cross-faculty Oxford Brookes research group will be launching their latest project this month. Avant-Gardes and Speculative Technology (AGAST), founded by Dr Eric White (Department of English and Modern Languages) and John Twycross (Department of Computing and Communication Technologies), will be unveiling their Reading Machine on January 24 in the JHBB special collections archive.

Academic releases new book on Germany-but with a twist

Academic releases new book on Germany-but with a twist

Dr James Hawes, reader in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes University, is set to release a book on the complete history of Germany – but with a twist.

Drama student Q & A with Toby Jones - stage, screen, and voice actor

Drama student Q & A with Toby Jones - stage, screen, and voice actor

Toby Jones, star of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Hunger Games, visited Oxford Brookes to answer questions from the university’s Drama students.

Brookes Lecturer uncovers secret life of 16th century theatre

Brookes Lecturer uncovers secret life of 16th century theatre

Dr Eleanor Lowe, Senior Lecturer in Drama at Oxford Brookes University, has recently worked in collaboration with The Malone Society.

Academic series to explore how we can best commemorate war

Academic series to explore how we can best commemorate war

Academics at Oxford Brookes University and the University of Oxford will lead a new seminar series which will bring together leading figures in the arts and politics to discuss how best we can commemorate war.

Brookes alumna, Dr Alice Nuttall, to present seminar about Alice in Wonderland

Brookes alumna, Dr Alice Nuttall, to present seminar about Alice in Wonderland

Dr Alice Nuttall, who completed her PhD at Oxford Brookes University in 2015 on the subject of Fur, Fangs and Feathers: Colonial and counter-colonial portrayals of American Indians in young adult fantasy literature, will give a talk as part of the St Clare’s Seminar Series on Wednesday 2 November.

Brookes becomes first University in the UK to offer virtual reality tour

Brookes becomes first University in the UK to offer virtual reality tour

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University is using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to recruit new students.

Department of English and Modern Languages welcomes new lecturer

Department of English and Modern Languages welcomes new lecturer

The faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are delighted to welcome to the Department of English and Modern Languages Dr James Emmott.

Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition - winners announced!

Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition - winners announced!

The winners of Oxford Brookes’ annual International Poetry Competition, celebrating the great diversity of poetry being written in English all over the world, have been announced today (Tuesday 4 October).

Oxford Brookes PhD Student will have her first book published as part of the Novella Project

Oxford Brookes PhD Student will have her first book published as part of the Novella Project

Carly Schabowski’s book, 'It is Something to Have Been' was selected along with five others as part of the Novella Project run by Holland House.

Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition - a second year of success

Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition - a second year of success

The Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre's second International Poetry Competition has been highly successful, receiving more entries from more poets than in 2015.

‘The Mindspace: an interactive play’ to be performed at Oxford Brookes

‘The Mindspace: an interactive play’ to be performed at Oxford Brookes

Following an immensely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe festival, Oxford Brookes University drama partners and in-house theatre company, Re:Conception Theatre, will be bringing their play The Mindspace to Oxford.

Celebrating Shakespeare with a sonnet or two

Celebrating Shakespeare with a sonnet or two

This Friday (2 September) Oxford Brookes staff will be giving out free copies of Shakespeare’s sonnets in Oxford’s city centre.

Oxford Brookes academic to co-curate crowdfunded rural arts project

Oxford Brookes academic to co-curate crowdfunded rural arts project

Simon Kövesi, Professor of English Literature in the Department of English and Modern Languages, is part of the team curating a major cultural event in the village of Wadhurst, East Sussex across summer 2017.

First Year Students receive Ede and Ravenscroft Prize

First Year Students receive Ede and Ravenscroft Prize

Five students from across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences have received prizes for outstanding academic achievement in their first year of studies.

Oxford Brookes Academic Co-Curates Japanese Colour Cinema Retrospective

Oxford Brookes Academic Co-Curates Japanese Colour Cinema Retrospective

Dr Alexander Jacoby, senior lecturer for the undergraduate Japanese Studies programme, has co-curated the concluding instalment of a two-year programme of Japanese colour cinema at the Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival in Bologna, Italy.

Leading Humanities and Social Sciences academics recognised in new research excellence awards

Leading Humanities and Social Sciences academics recognised in new research excellence awards

The Research Excellence Awards are a new initiative introduced by the University as part of Oxford Brookes’ commitment to supporting research-active academics.

English literature lecturer announced as editor for critical response series

English literature lecturer announced as editor for critical response series

Oxford Brookes University's very own Reader in Early Modern Literature, Dr Katharine Craik, is one of five series editors from across the UK and USA for Beyond Criticism, a series dedicated to formal experiments in critical response.

From Lord Mayor to MA Creative Writing student

From Lord Mayor to MA Creative Writing student

Before enrolling as a part-time student on the MA in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes, Jim Campbell enjoyed a varied career; teaching English and History to high-school students in many countries, finally at the European School just outside Culham.

MA Creative Writing alumna's next two novels to be published in 2016 and 2017 by Bonnier Zaffre

MA Creative Writing alumna's next two novels to be published in 2016 and 2017 by Bonnier Zaffre

Congratulations to Rachel Crowther, whose second novel, ‘Things You Do For Love', will be published in August this year – with her third novel (as yet untitled) scheduled for publication in August 2017.

PhD studentships now available for September 2016 start!

PhD studentships now available for September 2016 start!

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to offer a number of full-time PhD Studentships across a range of subject areas for a September 2016 start.

Oxford Brookes named as one of the best young universities in the world

Oxford Brookes named as one of the best young universities in the world

Oxford Brookes University has been named in the Times Higher Education’s 150 Under 50 Rankings for the first time.

Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry - shortlist announced!

Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry - shortlist announced!

Kate Clanchy with her students, pictured at the recent International Poetry Competition awards event

Quick Fiction success for MA Creative Writing students

Quick Fiction success for MA Creative Writing students

Last week, Kat Lund, Sophie Holland, and Vicki Lloyd of the Oxford Brookes MA in Creative Writing were selected to read at a literary reading event with a difference, with all the stories consisting of no more than 300 words.

International Poetry Competition awards celebration

International Poetry Competition awards celebration

After the success of its inaugural International Poetry Competition, which attracted nearly 900 entries from all over the world, the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre hosted an awards evening on Friday 19 February.

Applications for the Sasakawa postgraduate studentship in Japanese studies are now open!

Applications for the Sasakawa postgraduate studentship in Japanese studies are now open!

The Department of Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University is pleased to invite applications for the Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship in Japanese studies, made possible through the generosity of The Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

Winners of International Poetry Competition announced

Winners of International Poetry Competition announced

The winners of Oxford Brookes’ first International Poetry Competition, celebrating the great diversity of poetry being written in English all over the world, have been announced today (Wednesday 9 December).

Student theatre company presents debut performance in aid of Oxford’s Terrence Higgins Trust

Student theatre company presents debut performance in aid of Oxford’s Terrence Higgins Trust

Oxford Brookes creative writing student debuts her first novel on innovative publishing platform

Oxford Brookes creative writing student debuts her first novel on innovative publishing platform

MA English alumni Highly Commended for the Bridport prize 2015!

MA English alumni Highly Commended for the Bridport prize 2015!

English MA alumni Highly Commended for the Bridport prize 2015!

English MA alumni Highly Commended for the Bridport prize 2015!

PhD studentships of up to £14,000 a year available now for January 2016 start

PhD studentships of up to £14,000 a year available now for January 2016 start

To mark its 150th Anniversary, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University, is pleased to offer a number of full-time PhD Studentships across a range of subject areas in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, starting in January 2016.

Japanese Society welcome party a resounding success!

Japanese Society welcome party a resounding success!

Oxford Brookes Japanese Society held a mingling event on Friday 25 September in Union Hall to celebrate the start of a new semester and welcome new and returning students to the university.

Kate Clanchy celebrates young Oxford poets on BBC Radio 3

Kate Clanchy celebrates young Oxford poets on BBC Radio 3

On Saturday 10 October, Kate Clanchy, Creative Writing Teaching Fellow on MA Creative Writing, will be appearing on BBC Radio 3 with a group of young Oxford poets in a programme entitled ‘We Are Writing a Poem About Home’.

Boxing John Clare: Literature professor in new film about the poet

Boxing John Clare: Literature professor in new film about the poet

A film about England’s most significant poet of the natural world, John Clare (1793-1864), featuring an Oxford Brookes academic, is released in cinemas this week.

Final call to enter the International Poetry Competition

Final call to enter the International Poetry Competition

The deadline is fast approaching for the Oxford Brookes University International Poetry Competition, but there is still time to enter.

In Our Time: Reader in English explores the life and work of Fanny Burney

In Our Time: Reader in English explores the life and work of Fanny Burney

Dr Nicole Pohl, Reader in English, has appeared for the second time on BBC Radio 4, In Our Time, discussing the life and work of the eighteenth-century novelist, playwright and diarist Fanny Burney. The programme aired on Thursday 23 April at 9am, you can listen to it on catch up here.

Creative Writing alumni returns to Oxford for Waterstones book signing

Creative Writing alumni returns to Oxford for Waterstones book signing

Catherine Chanter, MA Creative Writing graduate, will be signing copies of her new novel, The Well. The event is being held at Waterstones bookshop on Broad Street, Oxford, on Thursday 16th April at 7.30pm.

Radio documentary by Brookes Lecturer explores poetry of James Berry OBE

Radio documentary by Brookes Lecturer explores poetry of James Berry OBE

A radio documentary, A Story I Am In, by Hannah Lowe, MA Creative Writing Teaching Fellow at Oxford Brookes, explores the poetry of James Berry OBE who came to the UK from Jamaica in 1948.

MA Creative Writing student shortlisted for the London Magazine short story award

MA Creative Writing student shortlisted for the London Magazine short story award

Isobel Brown has been shortlisted for the London Magazine short story award. She will be attending a champagne reception in the House of Commons in March when the winners will be announced.

English research success at Brookes

English research success at Brookes

In the recent Research Excellent Framework (REF 2014) exercise, our research in English Literature and Language at Oxford Brookes was a stand-out success story.

Brookes alumna signs three-book deal with Penguin

Brookes alumna signs three-book deal with Penguin

MA Creative Writing graduate, Mandy (Kit) de Waal, has signed a three-book deal with Viking Books, part of the Penguin Books stable.

Brookes Teaching Fellow named as a Next Generation Poet

Brookes Teaching Fellow named as a Next Generation Poet

Brookes Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing, Hannah Lowe, has been named as a ‘Next Generation Poet’ by the Poetry Book Society.

PhD studentships of up to £14,000 a year available now for January 2015 start

PhD studentships of up to £14,000 a year available now for January 2015 start

A range of research studentships are now open to applications in ten subject areas across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The closing date for applications is 24 November 2014 and successful applicants will begin their studies in January 2015.

MA Creative Writing students to compete for the Bell Lomax Moreton Prize

MA Creative Writing students to compete for the Bell Lomax Moreton Prize

Publishers and agents are the gatekeepers of literary success, and we are delighted to announce that from this year, every student gaining a Distinction in their MA Creative Writing will be eligible for the Bell Lomax Moreton prize.

Brookes lecturer is named as a Next Generation Poet

Brookes lecturer is named as a Next Generation Poet

Brookes Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing, Hannah Lowe, has been named as a ‘Next Generation Poet’ by the Poetry Book Society.

Poets Hannah Lowe and Jennifer Wong to take part in the Reading Poetry Festival

Poets Hannah Lowe and Jennifer Wong to take part in the Reading Poetry Festival

The Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre is delighted to announce that it will host an event at this year’s Reading Poetry Festival.

National Poetry Day: pop-up readings at Brookes and beyond

National Poetry Day: pop-up readings at Brookes and beyond

City wide pop-up poetry for National Poetry Day

City wide pop-up poetry for National Poetry Day

On Thursday 2 October, the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre will run a series of 'pop-up' poetry readings at venues around the city.

Research degree funding on your mind?

Research degree funding on your mind?

Creative Writing alumna signs three-book publishing contract

Creative Writing alumna signs three-book publishing contract

Alison Knights, an Oxford Brookes Creative Writing alumna who completed her MA in 2013, has signed a three-book publishing contract. The deal with Accent Press will see two romance novels and a young adult time-slip adventure published.

Hannah Lowe, Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing, selected as a Next Generation Poet 2014

Hannah Lowe, Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing, selected as a Next Generation Poet 2014

Brookes alumnus to set 'Monsters' loose on public

Brookes alumnus to set 'Monsters' loose on public

Liam Brown, a former MA Creative Writing student and recipient of the de Rohan Scholarship, is set to publish his debut novel, Real Monsters, in March next year by Legend Press.

Poet, Hannah Lowe, appointed as Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing

Poet, Hannah Lowe, appointed as Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing

The Department of English and Modern Languages and the Poetry Centre are delighted to announce the appointment of Hannah Lowe as a fixed-term Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing.

One Hundred Years of Chinese Poetry

One Hundred Years of Chinese Poetry

Competition win for Brookes alumna

Competition win for Brookes alumna

MA Creative Writing student wins scholarship to national writing festival

MA Creative Writing student wins scholarship to national writing festival

Oxford Youth Ambassador for Poetry to read with the Poet Laureate

Oxford Youth Ambassador for Poetry to read with the Poet Laureate

Short story success from Brookes' Creative Writing alumna, Mandy de Waal

Short story success from Brookes' Creative Writing alumna, Mandy de Waal

Kit de Waal, one of our former MA Creative Writing students, has won second prize in the Bath Short Story Award 2014 with her story The Beautiful Thing.

Eóin Flannery talks about Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre's collaboration with The Archway Foundation on BBC Radio Oxford

Eóin Flannery talks about Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre's collaboration with The Archway Foundation on BBC Radio Oxford

Invasion of the Straw Bear: John Clare in Space

Invasion of the Straw Bear: John Clare in Space

Lecturer to appear on BBC Radio 4 flagship show

Lecturer to appear on BBC Radio 4 flagship show

Dr Nicole Pohl, Reader in the Department of English and Modern Languages, will be discussing the Bluestockings on Melvyn Bragg’s BBC Radio 4 programme, In Our Time, tomorrow.

Brookes' lecturer to discuss Bluestockings with Melvyn Bragg on BBC Radio 4

Brookes' lecturer to discuss Bluestockings with Melvyn Bragg on BBC Radio 4

Brookes PhD student wins Hong Kong Young Artist award for literary arts

Brookes PhD student wins Hong Kong Young Artist award for literary arts

With her poetry book Goldfish published by Chameleon Press, Hong Kong-born writer Jennifer Wong has received the Young Artist award for literary arts, presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Antonia Mackay wins 2014 Teaching Teapot Award

Antonia Mackay wins 2014 Teaching Teapot Award

At a farewell barbecue party for English and Drama final-year students, Associate Lecturer in English literature, Dr Antonia Mackay, was honoured with this year's Nigel Messenger Teaching Teapot Award.

Humanities and Social Sciences Research Students' Conference Held at Brookes

Humanities and Social Sciences Research Students' Conference Held at Brookes

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences picks up two awards at Brookes Union Teaching Awards

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences picks up two awards at Brookes Union Teaching Awards

The Faculty had two winners on the night, each receiving a beautiful glass trophy. Dr Ian Holgate won Best Single Learning Experience for a fantastic and "inspirational" visit he organised for Art History students to the Tate Britain and Tate Modern.

Oxford Brookes planning major OutBurst in May

Oxford Brookes planning major OutBurst in May

This May, OutBurst, the Oxford Brookes festival at Pegasus Theatre, showcases cutting-edge research and expertise from right across the University in a variety of stimulating and fun events.

Reading for Pleasure' Children's Literature Conference

Reading for Pleasure' Children's Literature Conference

Major OutBurst planned for May

Major OutBurst planned for May

Oxford Brookes’ annual festival at Pegasus Theatre, this year entitled OutBurst, is again set to thrill audiences with cutting-edge research showcases and events.

MA Creative Writing students continue their collaboration with Oxford Academy children to develop their writing

MA Creative Writing students continue their collaboration with Oxford Academy children to develop their writing

Award-winning novelist appointed MA Creative Writing Teaching Fellow

Award-winning novelist appointed MA Creative Writing Teaching Fellow

The MA in Creative Writing has appointed a new Teaching Fellow. Steven Hall’s first novel, The Raw Shark Texts (2007), won the Borders Original Voices Award, the Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

Oxford Brookes' Alex Jacoby to talk samurai on BBC Radio 3

Oxford Brookes' Alex Jacoby to talk samurai on BBC Radio 3

Thousands flock to Ashmolean Live Friday

Thousands flock to Ashmolean Live Friday

Thousands of people were wowed at a night of 'Wisdom, Wonders and Widgets' hosted jointly by Oxford Brookes and the Ashmolean Museum.

Brookes Japanese Lecturer to feature on BBC Radio 4’s landmark film programme

Brookes Japanese Lecturer to feature on BBC Radio 4’s landmark film programme

Young writers to read their words at the Oxford Literary Festival

Young writers to read their words at the Oxford Literary Festival

Poetry Centre in creative writing collaboration with Oxford-based mental health charity

Poetry Centre in creative writing collaboration with Oxford-based mental health charity

PhD student, Jennifer Wong, awarded Santander Project Grant to interview Beijing-based Chinese poets that engage with the notion of place

PhD student, Jennifer Wong, awarded Santander Project Grant to interview Beijing-based Chinese poets that engage with the notion of place

Book a sneak preview of Agbabi's reworking of Chaucer

Book a sneak preview of Agbabi's reworking of Chaucer

Creative Writing Fellow shortlisted for Costa Award

Creative Writing Fellow shortlisted for Costa Award

Dinah Roe invited to give lecture at the Keats-Shelley House in Rome

Dinah Roe invited to give lecture at the Keats-Shelley House in Rome

First year PhD student, Jennifer Wong, has poetry collection reviewed by leading poetry journal

First year PhD student, Jennifer Wong, has poetry collection reviewed by leading poetry journal

Poet, Claire Trévien, interviewed in the Bucks Free Press about her recent poety successes

Poet, Claire Trévien, interviewed in the Bucks Free Press about her recent poety successes

Queen receives Oxford’s new Youth Ambassador for Poetry

Queen receives Oxford’s new Youth Ambassador for Poetry

Sabine Chaouche's scholarly journal, European Drama and Performance Studies

Sabine Chaouche's scholarly journal, European Drama and Performance Studies

Summer School in Greater Paris School Talks Urban Regeneration and Creates Pin Hole Cameras

Summer School in Greater Paris School Talks Urban Regeneration and Creates Pin Hole Cameras

English: a subject in trouble?

English: a subject in trouble?

Dr Katharine Craik has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize for Poetry for her poem 'Succession'

Dr Katharine Craik has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize for Poetry for her poem 'Succession'

Oxford City Poet and Brookes' Fellow, Kate Clanchy, tutors young poets to national success

Oxford City Poet and Brookes' Fellow, Kate Clanchy, tutors young poets to national success

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