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”
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
As you might remember from your own time as a new student, starting university is a uniquely exciting and challenging time.
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”
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!
Words Matter will be posting a compilation of student’s work. Over the year as part of Stratus, a society for people on the Autism spectrum, we have being thinking of work for this collection.
As a vital hub of community for staff and students on the Literature programme, let’s keep our Words Matter blog going through the weeks ahead! Here’s how…
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!)
By Katherine Hughes, with contributions from Clare McCluskey-Dean and Thomas Peach (Academic Liaison Librarians at YSJ)
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”
Book here to attend the York St John English Literature Research Showcase in FT/002 (Fountains Lecture Theatre), York St John University
As a new semester begins, join us for a look back at the many highlights of life on the Literature Programme in 2019, all recorded here on the Words Matter blog!
Erin Byrne reports back on this year’s Words Matter Lecture, delivered by Dr Fraser Mann.
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.
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.
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.