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A week at the British Library: how to make the most of your research trip

English Literature and American Studies student Kari Sund shares her tips for PhD students wanting to get the most out of their time at the British Library. Hey all, I’m a part-time PhD student at the University of Glasgow, in the department of English Literature and American Studies. I was lucky enough to be awarded […]

With Our Own Voices

Written by Victoria Shropshire (PhD candidate in English Literature). ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ For two Saturdays in September 2018, along with fellow doctoral candidate, Sarah Tytler, and writer-poet-performer, Elaine Gallagher, I had the pleasure of facilitating With Our Own Voices, a pair of multimodal creative writing workshops hosted by the Glasgow Women’s Library. With Our Own Voices was […]

The Modernist Archives in Context conference

Written by Calum Weir (PhD student in English Literature). ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ I would like to extend a massive thank you to the staff and organisers at the University of Reading and the Samuel Beckett Archive for their incredibly warm welcome at their Modernist Archives in Context: Periodicals and Performance conference at the end of November, 2018, […]

New Writing Inspired by the 2016 Homeless World Cup in Glasgow – Sgrìobhadh ùr air a bhrosnachadh le Cupa na Cruinne: Gun Dachaigh, 2016 ann an Glaschu

In 2016, George Square in the centre of Glasgow was turned into a giant street football venue for the Homeless World Cup. National teams played between the 10-16 July, with Mexico emerging victorious in both the women’s and men’s competitions. Over the course of the week the matches were watched by an estimated 80,000 spectators. […]

The Historical Thesaurus of English – Co-fhaclair Eachdraidheil na Beurla

‌Marc Alexander, Professor of English Linguistics, took over as the director of the Historical Thesaurus of English project in 2011, following in the footsteps of Professor Michael Samuels and Professor Christian J. Kay. Alexander has been working on the project for over a decade, helping to produce the printed Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, and researching […]

The Legacy of Censorship under Franco – Dìleab na Ceansarachd fo Franco‌

For the forty years between 1936-1978 every single book published in Spain had to be submitted to the Board of Censors. These censors could then decide whether the book was fit for publication, and wrote a report stipulating the necessary changes to be made. Some books were banned altogether. This rigid censorship of Spanish literary […]

Making Fantasy a Reality

“It’s the literature of the impossible”, says Dr Rob Maslen, describing fantasy fiction. With science fiction, the events of the story could be explained in terms that relate to science in the real world. There is no explanation for the fantastical, but there are many aspects of the work that generate interest and can be […]

First Impressions of Knowledge Exchange in the College of Arts

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Arts Industry Day: Ní neart go cur le chéile (There is no strength until we pull together)

With over 230 people registered, the College of Arts Industry Day 2015 presented a unique opportunity for organisations from private, public and third sector organisations to learn of the many ways to benefit from the strengths and resources available within the College of Arts. Chaired by the BBC’s Sally McNair and featuring experts from arts, […]