The Words Matter Lecture is a highlight of our academic year here on the Literature programme at York St John University. Below, Subject Director Dr Anne-Marie Evans announces full details of this year’s lecture, to be delivered by Dr Jo Waugh on Thursday 11th October.
Light Night 2018 Volunteer Information
Light Night is a multi-arts and light festival which takes over Leeds city centre on 2 nights in early October. The city’s arts and cultural venues open their doors late into the evening, and artists transform indoor and outdoor spaces into exciting, interactive works of art.
This year’s festival will take place on the evenings of Thursday 4th and Friday 5th October. Volunteers must also be able to attend one of our briefing sessions taking place at 6pm on Wednesday 19th September and 6pm on Monday 24th September.
Being such a large city-wide event, which is increasing in popularity year on year, Light Night relies on a large number of volunteers. The role of Light Night Festival Volunteer will involve a number of different duties, and opportunities may vary depending on what this year’s Light Night priorities are. You may be asked to assist an artist, undertake market research, or work as a visitor assistant.
Dr Adam Stock (YSJU) and Sarah Lohmann (Durham) present an exciting new podcast walking tour as part of the York Festival of Ideas.
Ahead of their conference this week, Satire: Deaths, Births, Legacies, Literature Lecturers Jo Waugh and Adam J Smith join us to discuss what it actually means when satire is declared dead.
The Bradford Literature Festival have been in touch regarding their festival volunteering scheme.
‘Bradford Literature festival has been hailed as one of the most inspirational festivals in the UK. Featuring over 400 artists across 300 events, we celebrate the written and spoken word in all its wonderful forms. We would love your help to spread the word about the different opportunities available to join the festival, we are looking for a large team to work with us from the 29th June- 10th July. Volunteers will gain valuable skills that all employers are looking for in a fun, dynamic and fast paced environment’.
Neutral Magazine is at the heart of the Media and Film programme at York St. John. The publication is committed to all things Media, Film and Culture.
By Tia Byer
Sub-editor Tia Byer reports on ‘The Art of Romance Today’ event, featuring York St John’s very own Mills & Boon author Jessica Thompson, and panel participants Drs Naomi Booth and Anne-Marie Evans.
by Nicoletta Peddis
Current student Nicoletta Peddis reports on last week’s launch of the York Literature Festival at York St John University. Continue reading “york literature festival launch”
MA students and final year Literature undergraduate students of Literature and Creative Writing are invited to submit ideas for conference papers to our forthcoming annual Symposium. This year the theme is ‘Transformation.’
Thanks to Gemma Linfoot-King and Lizzie Hope for sharing the All About Respect Campaign with us. Please click here to view our previous post for more information. For details regarding the events which are taking place as part of the All About Respect campaign week, please read on further and download the following flyers.
Current student Tom Young reports and reflects on the English Literature Research Showcase from early February. Continue reading “English Literature Research Showcase”
By Charlotte Stevenson
Current student Charlotte Stevenson reflects on the recent screening of Night and Fog for Holocaust Memorial Day and on her reading of Rena’s Promise for the module Conflicting Words, commenting on the tension between the necessity of commemoration and impossibility of writing about the unimaginable. Continue reading “‘beyond all imagination’. holocaust memorial day and writing the incomprehensible”
Thanks to Ben Prusiner, from the Riding Lights Theatre Company, for getting in touch to tell us about the ‘Yorkshire Scandals’ project.
£5 Student Tickets are available for Yorkshire Scandals, a true crime double bill featuring the classical ‘A Yorkshire Tragedy’ by Shakespeare or Middleton, presented with a brand new modern play, ‘The Taskers’ Trials’, by Yorkshire playwright Bill Hodson.