Black History Month 2020 – An Evening With Jeffrey Boakye, 21 October 2020

There are a range of events taking place at York St John University this October for Black History Month 2020. And we’re really pleased that our very own Senior Lecturer in Literature, Dr Fraser Mann, will be talking to the writer and teacher Jeffrey Boakye about race and identity politics in the context of Black Lives Matter. Continue reading “Black History Month 2020 – An Evening With Jeffrey Boakye, 21 October 2020”

Event: Words Matter Lecture 2020 – Dr Alexander Beaumont

The School of Humanities and the English Literature programme are proud to present this year’s annual Words Matter lecture (5pm,  Thursday 15th October 2020). The event is free, all are welcome, and booking is open here. This year’s lecture will be delivered by Dr Alexander Beaumont and is titled:

The Matter of the North: Sarah Hall’s Uplandish Fiction 

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Pride Month Sapphic Media Recommendations by Lucy Pettigrew

We kick off Pride Month with a great reading list with recommendations by Lucy Pettigrew. Do you have a Pride Month list you would like to share with us? If so, send it in.

In a world where sapphics (women who love women, named after the Ancient Greek poet Sappho) are still brushed under the carpet, I always find it difficult to find new media that discusses wlw relationships and feelings. So, I thought I’d compile my own short list of sapphic books, poetry, films and songs to encourage the consumption of more wlw media. Continue reading “Pride Month Sapphic Media Recommendations by Lucy Pettigrew”

Submitted your dissertation? Reaching the end of final year? Download this HD Virtual Background of the Quad and Recreate the Famous YSJU Selfie!

Every year our students pose in our gorgeous quad for to take the famous ‘YSJU Dissertation Selfie’! Unfortunately, this year, the quad (like everything else) is closed due to Covid-19… But fear not! Download this HD Virtual Background and recreate your end of year selfie from the safety of your own home! 

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 Eleanor Worthington Prize: DISABILITY PRIDE. HIDDEN DISABILITY

The opening of the  Eleanor Worthington Prize exhibition, is to be held at the South Quad Art Foyer of YSJ on 4 March 2020 at 17:00 to 20:00

It is the third year that YSJ hosts this exhibition, on the theme of art and disability, showing the works submitted for the Anglo-Italian Eleanor Worthington Prize of 2019, on the specific theme: DISABILITY PRIDE. HIDDEN DISABILITY

Please find attached the flyer announcing the exhibition, and a detail of the work by Monica Marshall, the YSJ winner of the Mark Bailey special prize.

You can find out more about Monica Marshall’s work here in Benjamin Longbone’s review of last year’s exhibition.

The Civic Party will also be attending. 

There will be a sign language interpreter at the event.

(Free wine too!)

LGBTQI+ History Month Display from our Library and Learning Services at York St John University

By Katherine Hughes, with contributions from Clare McCluskey-Dean and Thomas Peach (Academic Liaison Librarians at YSJ)

LGBTQI+ History Month Book Display 2020

Library & Learning Services are holding a book display in Fountains Learning Centre during Week 4 (17th-21st February) to celebrate LGBTQI+ History Month. There is also a display throughout the month of February of LGBTQI+ children’s books in our Schools Library on the First Floor. Continue reading “LGBTQI+ History Month Display from our Library and Learning Services at York St John University”

Meet Clara Barley and Hear About Her Work On Anne Lister, As Seen In Gentleman Jack

Yorkshire-based author Clara Barley has written both fiction and non-fiction about Anne Lister of Shibden Hall. Clara was inspired to write the novel through her work at Shibden Hall, and was also involved both behind the scenes and on camera with the Gentleman Jack TV series.

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Music, Storytelling and Selfhood: Book your ticket for the 2019 Words Matter Lecture with Dr Fraser Mann

The YSJU English Literature programme is proud to host the third Words Matter lecture, this year given by Dr Fraser Mann on the theme of ‘Music, storytelling and selfhood’ on Thursday 3rd October at 6pm in the DG lecture theatre.

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Changing the Story: FEAST review by Charlotte Crawshaw #YorkInternationalShakespeareFestival

Charlotte Crawshaw reviews FEAST, the first play by London-based Romanian theatre maker Olivia Negrean, making its York debut after being performed across Europe. Directed by Philip Parr of Parrabola.

“And as the show came to a close, the players dished out the meal for the audience to enjoy – a really unique  innovation on a play, something I personally had never seen before.”

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