News archive - 2012

University celebrates Dickens’ bicentenary

The University of Exeter is marking the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’ birth, with an exhibition exploring his influence on British culture.

Students and locals reveal Devon’s character through story-telling

University of Exeter students, alumni and staff have contributed to a new book of short stories about Devon.

Join the debate with John Humphrys at the RAMM to explore our Victorian Legacy

On Friday 23 March, alumnus John O‘Farrell and Dr Paul Young, will join John Humphrys at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM).

English Professor develops Smart Apps with Tate galleries and Horizon

Professor Gabriella Giannachi is leading an innovative Art Mapping project with Tate galleries and Horizon Research Institute.

Over 20 new academic posts advertised in Humanities disciplines

The continuing success of the College of Humanities means we are advertising over 20 new academic posts at all levels.

Exeter Teaching Awards Winners

Congratulations go to staff within the College of Humanities who have been awarded in the Exeter Teaching Awards 2012.

Cornwall Campus hosts creative festival

Heritage, innovation and creativity will be explored in a one-day culture festival at the Cornwall Campus, Penryn on Sunday 20 May.

Humanities students’ success at National Students’ Television Awards

Lindsey Harris, a second year English student, has just been ‘Highly Commended’ at this year’s National Students’ Television Association Awards (NaSTAs).

The Thomas Hardy Public Lecture Series 2012

Dorset County Museum, the University of Exeter, and the National Trust are pleased to present the 2012 Thomas Hardy Public Lecture Series.

English PhD student wins major UK literary prize

English PhD student Ginny Baily has won a major UK literary prize for her debut novel Africa Junction.  

English and Film student makes British Student Film Festival shortlist

Tom Murray, 2nd Year English and Film student, recently beat several hundred entries across the country to reach the shortlist at this years’ British Student Film Festival.

Students and locals to benefit from major historic library

University of Exeter students, academics and local people are set to benefit from the acquisition of the library of the Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould. 

University launches Devon writer's collection at Exeter Poetry Festival

The archive of a West Country author Ronald Duncan, who lived in north Devon all his writing life, has been acquired by the University of Exeter. 

PhD poets perform at Exeter Poetry Festival

This year’s Exeter Poetry Festival includes a bumper crop of poets and writers from the University of Exeter’s Creative Writing programme.

University celebrates Hilary Mantel

One of the country’s most distinguished living novelists, University of Exeter honorary graduate Hilary Mantel, will read from Bring Up the Bodies, sequel to her Man Booker prize-winning Wolf Hall, at the University of Exeter on 11 October. 

Honorary Graduate breaks Man Booker record

Hilary Mantel CBE (Hon DLitt 2011), last night became the first British author and first woman to have won the prestigious literary award – the Man Booker Prize – twice.

International students' new route to success in BA English

Two INTO University of Exeter students have progressed to the BA English after completing the new Introduction to Film and Literary Studies module. 

New initiative in English embeds peer-to-peer feedback

English students on the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus are being provided with one-to-one advice from their peers

Memories triggered by students reading to older people

Students from the University's English department are reading to people in residential care homes, as part of a project that uses literature as a stimulus for senior citizens.

Medical Humanities and the Arts: Self-Portrait without Breasts

A collaborative event of poetry, photography and discussions exploring the issue of preventative medicine, cancer and our perceptions about the body, taking place on Tuesday 27 November.

Literature which connects with new writers

Literature is being used to assist vulnerable and homeless people to view their past and future in alternative and more positive ways.

First World War poet's home reveals hidden treasure

Long-forgotten letters, papers and manuscripts detailing the life and times of a heroic First World War poet have been discovered in a house in Gloucestershire which has remained virtually unchanged for 80 years.

College professors appointed research strategy leaders

Two academics from the College of Humanities have been appointed to lead themes from the University’s brand new research strategy for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS).

The past and the present: collaborative student workshops in English explore Victorian Material Culture

A series of workshops have been devised to encourage third-year students to engage with Victorian material culture in one of the most direct ways possible – by creating their own.

Poetry, photography, and procedures - the arts meet medicine

Preventive medicine, cancer and body image are the issues which will be explored in a creatively focused event at the University of Exeter on 27 November.  

The Paddon Award - an arts competition

The University of Exeter is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2013 Paddon Award.

Poetry reading and creative writing workshops by Professor Maxine Chernoff

The College of Humanities proudly welcomes Professor Maxine Chernoff, San Francisco State University, to read from her latest poetic works