Dr James Hawes, Reader in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes University, discussed his most recent book, The Shortest History of Germany, with Anna McElvoy on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Free Thinking’ on Wednesday 17 May.
Oxford Brookes would like to congratulate alumna Rachel Crowther on the upcoming publication of her third novel. Every Secret Thing is set to be published on 29 June, with a launch party being held on the 1 July at Woodstock Town Hall. The venue has previously played host to many prestigious authors, including Joanna Trollope, Jane Gardam and Patrick Gale.
International expert on blasphemy laws at Oxford Brookes discusses on Sky News the reported investigation into actor Stephen Fry for blasphemy.
At the recent finalists’ party for English Literature, Drama and Creative Writing students, Lecturer in Creative Writing, Dr Morag Joss, was awarded this year’s Nigel Messenger Teaching Teapot Award.
Stones Theatre Company, run by Oxford Brookes students Olivia Stone and Rachael Head, is about to present its fourth production, Radiant Vermin by Philip Ridley.
Oxford Brookes hosts the second Student Research Conference as part of the University's Get Published! initiative.
With the support of Santander Universities and Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre, a creative writing symposium on the theme of the Poetics of Home was held at the Institute of English Studies in London on 18 March. Comprising a variety of panel presentations, discussions and readings, this one-day symposium offered a unique platform for poets, researchers and educators to establish a dialogue on the representation of homelands, migration, diaspora, language and border-crossings in contemporary poetry and poetics.
Language students at Oxford Brookes were lucky enough to receive a visit from a big name in translation. Philip Cole, former head of the English and Irish Translation Unit at the European Parliament, ran a French to English translation workshop for the students and answered any questions the students had about working in the industry.
Staff from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences have received five nominations across the six categories of the fifth annual Brookes Union Teaching Awards.
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.
Oxford Brookes University will again have a strong presence at the FTWeekend Oxford Literary Festival with an exciting programme of events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Emerging in 1848, Pre-Raphaelitism brought together artists and writers whose aim was to challenge artistic and literary conventions.
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.
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.
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.
Toby Jones, star of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Hunger Games, visited Oxford Brookes to answer questions from the university’s Drama students.
Dr Eleanor Lowe, Senior Lecturer in Drama at Oxford Brookes University, has recently worked in collaboration with The Malone Society.
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.
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.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University is using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to recruit new students.
The faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are delighted to welcome to the Department of English and Modern Languages Dr James Emmott.
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).
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.
The Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre's second International Poetry Competition has been highly successful, receiving more entries from more poets than in 2015.
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.
This Friday (2 September) Oxford Brookes staff will be giving out free copies of Shakespeare’s sonnets in Oxford’s city centre.
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.
Five students from across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences have received prizes for outstanding academic achievement in their first year of studies.
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.
The Research Excellence Awards are a new initiative introduced by the University as part of Oxford Brookes’ commitment to supporting research-active academics.
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.
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.
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.
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 University has been named in the Times Higher Education’s 150 Under 50 Rankings for the first time.
Kate Clanchy with her students, pictured at the recent International Poetry Competition awards event
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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’.
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.
The deadline is fast approaching for the Oxford Brookes University International Poetry Competition, but there is still time to enter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 in Creative Writing, Hannah Lowe, has been named as a ‘Next Generation Poet’ by the Poetry Book Society.
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.
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 Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing, Hannah Lowe, has been named as a ‘Next Generation Poet’ by the Poetry Book Society.
The Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre is delighted to announce that it will host an event at this year’s Reading Poetry Festival.
On Thursday 2 October, the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre will run a series of 'pop-up' poetry readings at venues around the city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oxford Brookes’ annual festival at Pegasus Theatre, this year entitled OutBurst, is again set to thrill audiences with cutting-edge research showcases and events.
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.
Thousands of people were wowed at a night of 'Wisdom, Wonders and Widgets' hosted jointly by Oxford Brookes and the Ashmolean Museum.