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March 2017

School of English and Drama Scholarships Announced for 2017-18
27 March 2017
We are excited to announce our Scholarships available for undergraduate and postgraduate study in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London.

Drama ranked 30th and English 32nd in the world in QS World University Rankings by Subject (2017)
8 March 2017

December 2016

AHRC Collaborative QMUL/AHRC/BL Doctoral Partnership Studentship: Hans Sloane's Books
7 December 2016
Queen Mary University of London and the British Library
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Studentship (Department of English), 2017-21Hans Sloane’s Books: an early Enlightenment library and its material relationships

September 2016

Applications for Leverhulme Trust's Early Career Fellowship Scheme Open for 2017
26 September 2016

August 2016

British Academy's Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme - Applications Open
18 August 2016

Our Reponse to the National Student Survey 2016 Results
16 August 2016
The NSS results are in, and they are very good for English and Drama at Queen Mary. In Drama we scored 96% overall satisfaction, and in English 91% for the same, both up from last year.But what does all this mean for you?

June 2016

Applications Invited for AHRC CDP with British Library: Hans Sloane’s Books
2 June 2016
Queen Mary and the British Library intend to make a studentship appointment under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme (CDP) from Autumn 2016 for three years for work on Hans Sloane’s library. Deadline Wednesday 6 July 2016.

April 2016

Applications Invited for AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship with RNIB: Blindness, Disability, and Literacy in Britain
13 April 2016
Queen Mary University of London and the Royal National Institute for Blind People, AHRC Collaborative Doctoral PhD Studentship (Department of English): 'Blindness, Disability, and Literacy in Britain'. Deadline Friday 13 May 2016.

February 2016

Professor Pamela Clemit receives Keats-Shelley Association of America Distinguished Scholar Award 2016
24 February 2016
We are delighted to announce that Professor Pamela Clemit is the recipient of the Keats-Shelley Association of America Distinguished Scholar Award for 2017.

CfP The Verbal Text and National Literary Historiography: An Interdisciplinary Conference
2 February 2016

January 2016

Masters Excellence Scholarships
28 January 2016
The School is delighted to announce that it will be awarding two School of English and Drama Excellence Scholarships in 2016-17 for students pursuing our MA in Theatre and Performance or our MA in English Studies (any of the seven pathways).

School of English and Drama appoints David Duff as Professor in Romanticism
18 January 2016
The School of English and Drama is delighted to welcome David Duff as Professor in Romanticism. 

October 2015

In Memory of Professor Lisa Jardine
28 October 2015
The School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London is deeply saddened by the death of Professor Lisa Jardine, at the age of 71. 

Applications for Leverhulme Trust's Early Career Fellowship Scheme Open [Deadline 12 pm 15 January 2016]
16 October 2015
Early career researchers seeking support for their application to the Leverhulme Trust's Early Career Fellowship scheme are invited to get in contact with us from 16 October 2015 [deadline 15 January 2016].

September 2015

School of English and Drama appoints Pamela Clemit as Professor of English
24 September 2015
The School of English and Drama is delighted to announce a significant new professorial appointment: Pamela Clemit will be joining the English Department as Professor of English. 

July 2015

British Academy's Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme - Applications Open
16 July 2015
Early career researchers seeking support for their application to the British Academy's Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme are invited to get in contact with us from 15th July 2015 [Deadline for applications: 4pm on 2nd September 2015].

June 2015

CfP: Speaking in Parliament: History, Politics, Rhetoric, 6-7 April 2016 [CfP Deadline 30 Nov 2015]
9 June 2015
We are inviting proposals for an upcoming two-day conference exploring past and present parliamentary speaking. 

April 2015

English Remains among the Top 50 Departments in the World
30 April 2015
We are delighted that English at Queen Mary remains among the top 50 English Departments in the world, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

March 2015

New MA Pathway in Postcolonial and Global Literatures Launched
17 March 2015
We are delighted to announce that applications are now open for our new MA Pathway in Postcolonial and Global Literatures.

February 2015

Andrew van der Vlies and Deborah Seddon secure British Academy Newton Fellowship
25 February 2015
Dr Andrew van der Vlies, from Queen Mary’s Department of English, and Dr Deborah Seddon, from Rhodes University, South Africa, have secured a British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship to work on An Arc to the Future: Preserving and Promoting Orature in the South African Literary Imaginary. The project, which will run from March 2015 for two years, aims to promote recognition of orature’s importance in South Africa​ and to facilitate its preservation and wider dissemination.

Student's Song Makes 'In New Music we Trust' BBC Radio 1 Playlist
25 February 2015
Casi Wyn, a third year Drama student, has secured a slot on the BBC Radio 1 playlist for her track, Roads

Paul Heritage secures British Academy Newton Fellowship
24 February 2015
Professor Paul Heritage (with People's Palace Projects) and Dr Eliana Sousa Silva from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro have secured a British Academy Newton Fellowship. They will collaborate on research into police and culture in the favela complex of Maré in Rio de Janeiro.

Tammy WhyNot is Back
15 February 2015
The sensational Tammy WhyNot (Lois Weaver) will be performing at various sites across the UK as part of the Wellcome Collection’s Institute of Sexology Season.

Awards for Jerry Brotton's Latest Publications
15 February 2015
Jerry Brotton's latest two books receive accolades from across the globe.

Pedro Almodóvar in Conversation with Maria Delgado (Video)
15 February 2015
Pedro Almodóvar was in conversation with Maria Delgado for the BFI, discussing Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) and its musical adaptation.

January 2015

CfP for Interpolar London: Between the Extremes of the Nineteenth-Century Metropolis
30 January 2015

Masters Scholarships Available at QM
29 January 2015

Ruth Ahnert Secures Major Early Career Research Fellowship
7 January 2015
Ruth Ahnert has recently been awarded an AHRC Early Career Fellowship to complete a collaborative digital humanities project called ‘Tudor Networks of Power’ with her husband Sebastian Ahnert a physicist and expert in network analysis at the University of Cambridge.

December 2014

Success for SED in REF2014
18 December 2014
The School of English and Drama is delighted by our success in the REF, which recognizes us as one of the leading research institutions in the country. The Department of Drama is ranked 1st in the UK for the quality of its research, while the Department of English is ranked 5th (and 1st in London).

November 2014

Nadia Davids's 'An Imperfect Blessing' Longlisted for Literary Prize
20 November 2014
Dr Nadia Davids's first book, An Imperfect Blessing has been longlisted for Nigeria's Etisalat Prize for Literature 2014.

October 2014

Applications for Leverhulme Trust's Early Career Fellowship Scheme Open [Deadline 7 January 2015]
17 October 2014
The School of English and Drama invites early career researchers seeking support for their application to the Leverhulme Trust's Early Career Fellowship Scheme.

A Season of Bangla Drama secures Arts Council England (ACE) Funding
17 October 2014
We are delighted to announce that the 2014 Season of Bangla Drama, which is co-curated by Drama’s Ali Campbell, has received £15,000 in Arts Council England (ACE) funding.

Current PhD Student wins Student Essay Prize
1 October 2014
Kirstin Smith, current Drama PhD student, has won this year's TDR Student Essay Prize.

September 2014

English at QMUL ranked 45th in the world
16 September 2014
The respected QS World University Rankings 2014 places Queen Mary's English Department as 45th in the world and 2nd in London.

Martin Welton Blogs for Elixir Festival
10 September 2014
Martin Welton blogs his observations as he watches development of a performance made by Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion for Sadlers Wells.

British Academy's Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme
1 September 2014
Early career researchers seeking support for their application to the British Academy's Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme should get in contact with us by 4 pm on Wednesday 17 September 2014.

August 2014

SED Success in National Student Survey (NSS) 2014
14 August 2014
The School of English and Drama is delighted and excited by the recent results in the National Student Survey of student satisfaction.

Recent graduate has article published in 'Canadian Theatre Review'
12 August 2014
Alethea Raban, who graduated with a BA in Drama in 2014, has published an article in Canadian Theatre Review recording her conversations with Saskatoon playwright Madeleine Dahlem-Blais. 

July 2014

Kickstarter launched for Lois Weaver - The Book, by Lois Weaver and Jen Harvie
24 July 2014
Professors Jen Harvie and Lois Weaver are collaborating on a major publication dedicated to the life and work of Lois Weaver, one of the 20th and 21st centuries most important feminist and lesbian performance makers.

Graduation in the East End Sun
21 July 2014
On the 15th and 16th July 2014, the Sun shone down on our students graduating from SED's single- and joint-honours programmes. 

People's Palace Projects and Phakama to continue as National Portfolio Organisations
17 July 2014
The School is delighted to announce that Phakama and People's Palace Projects - two projects we continue to support - have both been successful in their applications to continue as Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations.

Job: Fixed-Term (12 Months) Lecturer in Literary Theory [Deadline passed]
11 July 2014
The English Department seeks to appoint a fixed-term Lecturer in Literary Theory (12 months) [Deadline passed].

June 2014

Jobs: 2 Research Fellows with Global Shakespeare [Deadline passed]
27 June 2014
Global Shakespeare is looking to appoint two Research Fellows [The deadline for applications has now passed]

May 2014

A Season of Bangla Drama 2014
29 May 2014
This year - for the second time in its twelve-year history - the Season of Bangla Drama Festival will take place at Queen Mary, University of London.

Tiffany Watt-Smith Named New Generation Thinker
27 May 2014
Drama's Tiffany Watt-Smith has been selected as one of ten New Generation Thinkers by the AHRC/BBC Radio 3.

Complete University Guide 2015 Success for SED
27 May 2014
Drama named second in the country overall and English sixteenth overall (and joint second for research quality) in 2015 Complete University Guide.

SED on the Rise in Guardian University Guide 2015
27 May 2014
Drama rises from seventh to fourth and English rises from twentieth to eighteenth in the 2015 Guardian University Guide.

Alumna named top Young Social Entrepreneur
19 May 2014
Emily Yates, an alumna of the School, has been named ‘Young Social Entrepreneur’ of the year by the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK, UnLtd.

PhD Studentship: Contemporary Theatre Review Professional Development Award (in association with Taylor and Francis Publishers)
13 May 2014
The Department of Drama at Queen Mary is seeking applications for a fully‑funded three-year PhD studentship that includes professional experience in scholarly publishing, in collaboration with Taylor and Francis publishing (deadline 6th June).

'Hold for Three', a new play heading for Edinburgh
1 May 2014
Hold for Three, a play written by, directed by, and starring some of QM's finest, is heading to Edinburgh this Summer. 

April 2014

Extended Run of Research Funding Success in English and Drama
30 April 2014
Over the last few months, staff in the School of English and Drama have enjoyed an unprecedented level of success in funded research awards.

Guggenheim Fellowship for Lois Weaver
28 April 2014
Lois Weaver, Professor of Contemporary Performance, has been awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Job: Lecturer in Early Modern Literature [DEADLINE PASSED]
14 April 2014
We wish to appoint a fixed term lecturer (one year) in Early Modern Literature [The deadline for applications has now passed].

Job: Lecturer in Middle Eastern Literatures in English [DEADLINE PASSED]
14 April 2014
We wish to appoint a one-year fixed-term Lecturer in Middle Eastern Literatures in English [The deadline for applications has now passed]

Job: Lecturer in South Asian Studies [DEADLINE PASSED]
10 April 2014
We are looking to appoint a Lecturer in South-Asian Literature in English [The deadline for applications has now passed].

March 2014

Philosophy and Music Featival features Shahidha Bari
31 March 2014
Shahidha Bari will be speaking at HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, this May.

Fully Funded PhD Studentship: Duckie in the Community [Deadline passed]
25 March 2014
Applications are invited for an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with Duckie on 'Duckie in the Community' [The deadline for applications has now passed].

Fully Funded PhD Studentship: Men’s Fashion and Networks of News in Early Modern European Practice and Print [Deadline Passed]
12 March 2014
Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award with the V&A in the history of men’s fashion and the history of news [The deadline for applications has now passed].

[Deadline Passed] Jobs: 12 month and Permanent Lecturers in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies (deadline 2 April)
7 March 2014
Drama are looking to appoint one permanent and one fixed term (12 months) Lecturer in Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies [The deadline for applications has now passed].

February 2014

Job: Lecturer in Victorian Studies [DEADLINE PASSED]
13 February 2014
English seeks to appoint a fixed-term Lecturer in Victorian Studies.

Job: Lecturer in Modernist and Contemporary Literature [DEADLINE PASSED]
13 February 2014
English seeks to appoint a fixed-term Lecturer in Modernist and Contemporary Literature.

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
11 February 2014
Split Britches, the American performance troupe co-founded by Lois Weaver, was among 101 female artists and performance groups added to Wikipedia in an international drive to correct Wikipedia's persistent bias.

Job: Professor/Reader in Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies
1 February 2014
Drama seeks to appoint a Professor or Reader of international standing with an outstanding track record in research, teaching and academic leadership [Deadline 3 March 2014].

January 2014

Twilight and the Gothic: Twilight Teaching comes to the MA
31 January 2014
Starting in September 2014, we will be trialling twilight teaching on our MA in English Studies: Eighteenth-Century Literature and Romanticism pathway. Modules on the pathway will be taught from 5pm to 7pm.

Student Poetry included in New Collection
31 January 2014
You is for University: The A-Z Student Guide on How to Survive features poetry by two of our current students.

Lois Weaver's 'Ruff' featured in New York Times
22 January 2014
A scene from Ruff, directed and co-written by Lois Weaver, appears as a special 'In Performance' in the New York Times.

PhD Studentships Available in HSS [Deadline Passed]
9 January 2014
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has up to 40 PhD Studentships for 2014 entry [The deadline for applications has now passed].

Lois Weaver's Split Britches profiled at LaMaMa, New York
2 January 2014
In January 2014, LaMama in New York is home to two special events marking the groundbreaking work of Split Britches, co-founded by Lois Weaver.

December 2013

QM Invites Applications for Life Sciences PhD Studentship [Deadline passed]
12 December 2013
The Department of Drama and the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science invite applications for a Life Sciences PhD studentship for 2014 entry [The deadline for applications has now passed].

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme [Deadline Passed]
11 December 2013
The School of English and Drama invites early career researchers seeking support for their application to the Leverhulme Trust's Early Career Fellowship Scheme [The deadline for applications has now passed].

Leverhulme Success for Catherine Maxwell
11 December 2013
Congratulations to Catherine Maxwell, who has been awarded a major fellowship for her on-going research project on perfume.

November 2013

China Scholarship Council / Queen Mary Joint PhD Studentships
25 November 2013
The Department of Drama invites applications from outstanding Chinese students to undertake a three‐year full‐time postgraduate research (PhD) degree programme based in London, commencing in September 2014.

Success for Drama PhD Student
13 November 2013
Drama is delighted to announce that a programme spearheaded by Anne Smith, a PhD student in the Department, has been selected as one of six projects to benefit from a £6 million investment from the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Leverhulme Success for our Academics
1 November 2013
The School is delighted to announce that Dr Nadia Davids, Lecturer in Drama, and Dr David James, Reader in Modern and Contemporary Literature, have both been awarded highly-competitive Philip Leverhulme Prizes.

October 2013

Nadia Davids's New Novel, 'An Imperfect Blessing' to be published by Umuzi
2 October 2013
Nadia Davids's new novel, An Imperfect Blessing, will be published by Umuzi, an imprint of Random House Struik.

September 2013

British Academy's Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme
30 September 2013
Early career researchers seeking support for their application to the British Academy's Postdoctoral Fellowship should get in contact with us by [The deadline for applications has now passed].

Launch of CEMMN.net
30 September 2013
CEMMN.net, a new interdisciplinary research centre exploring Early Modern Mapping, News, and Networks launches.

Sunday Times Good University Guide Ranks Drama 3rd Nationally
26 September 2013
The latest Sunday Times's Good University Guide 2014 ranks Drama third nationally

Yvonne Ossei's play 'Face Up' performed at Channel 4 Studios
11 September 2013
Third year English student Yvonne Ossei's award-winning script, Face Up, was recently performed at Channel 4 Studios in London.

Figs in Wigs cited in 'Guardian' article on the Edinburgh Fringe
4 September 2013

August 2013

Drama placed third in the country for student satisfaction in NSS 2013
13 August 2013
The National Student Survey 2013 reveals that 97% of our Drama students are satisfied with the course.

High levels of student satisfaction for English in NSS 2013
13 August 2013
The National Student Survey 2013 reveals that 92% of our English students are satisfied with the course.

Two New Productions in London Directed by Drama PhD Student Mojisola Adebayo
12 August 2013

'Multilingualism and Literature in the Classroom'
5 August 2013
Multilingualism and Literature in the Classroom is an exciting, on-going collaborative project exploring the relationship between multilingualism and the teaching of English.

July 2013

Caoimhe McAvinchey's 'Artful Measures' gets QMUL Innovation Fund award
26 July 2013

'Hunters in the Snow', by Daisy Hildyard out now
5 July 2013

June 2013

[DEADLINE PASSED] Job: Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance
30 June 2013
The Drama Department seeks to appoint a fixed-term Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance (12 months). The deadline for applications has now passed.

[DEADLINE PASSED] Applications Invited for AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with the Victoria and Albert Museum
19 June 2013
The Department of Drama is delighted to offer one AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with the Victoria & Albert Museum for 2013 entry. The deadline for applications has now passed.

[DEADLINE PASSED] Job: Lecturer in World Literature/Postcolonial Studies
13 June 2013
The English Department seeks to appoint a fixed-term Lecturer in World Literature/Postcolonial Studies (11 months). The deadline for applications has now passed.

Success: PhD Student Charlotte Bell wins the TaPRA Postgraduate Essay Competition
5 June 2013

Jerry Brotton at the Hay Festival (2013)
3 June 2013

Register Now for Drama or English Taster Days
1 June 2013
Thinking of applying to study Drama or English at University? You can now register online for one of our Taster Days in June, to experience university-style teaching and learn more about the Drama and English programmes at Queen Mary.Click here to read more about our Drama Taster Days. Click here to read more about our English Taster Days.

May 2013

Book: Basics: Getting Plugged Up for Performance
22 May 2013
A new book by Jo Palmer, published by the AiR Project, offers technical advice on lighting, sound, audiovisual technology, and stage management.

DEADLINE PASSED: Applications Invited for AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award
17 May 2013
The Department of English and the School of Geography are pleased to offer an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award studentship commencing autumn 2013 on Imperial Thames: London, River and Empire, 1660–1830. Deadline for applications 17 May 2013.

Article: Jerry Brotton, "Google, there's no such thing as 'the perfect map'"
16 May 2013

MA Studentships for Current and Recent QM Students
14 May 2013

Kim Solga wins Patrick O'Neill Award
9 May 2013
Many congratulations to Kim Solga, whose book New Canadian Realisms: Eight Plays (co-edited with Roberta Barker) won the Patrick O'Neill Award.

Drama at Number One
1 May 2013
We are delighted to announce that the Department of Drama has come top in The Complete University Guide 2014's league table for 'Drama, Dance, and Cinematics' (1 May 2013)

April 2013

Video: Michael McKinnie discusses the National Theatre's 'Shed'
28 April 2013

Jerry Brotton Mapping Ulster for the BBC
26 April 2013
Jerry Brotton's new show, Mapping Ulster, airs Monday 29th April, 10:35pm on BBC 1 Northern Ireland.

London's 2nd Argentine Film Festival (17-21 April)
25 April 2013

Maria Delgado wins 2013 ATHE Excellence in Editing Award
9 April 2013

February 2013

Books: Andrea Brady's Mutability Out Now
2 February 2013

January 2013

Performance: Lois Weaver's Ruff at Dixon's Place, New York City
15 January 2013

Books: Bill Schwarz Wins the Longman-History Today Book Prize 2013
10 January 2013

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