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Dr Tom Betteridge Secures Award to Restage The Play of the Weather at Hampton Court

Oxford Brookes English Department Reader Dr Tom Betteridge has secured a prestigious Arts and Humanities Research Council Grant for a project examining the Court Drama of the Reign of Henry VIII.  The project includes restaging John Heywood’s the Play of the Weather at Hampton Court Palace in 2009.

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Brookes Modern Languages Initiative expected to feed into international collaboration

A one-day interdisciplinary workshop took place at Brookes on 12th June 2008 entitled ‘Urban Spaces: Cultural Dynamics in the modern Metropolis'. Organised by Dr Christina Horvath and Dr Dervila Cooke (French), the event was funded by the Institute of Historical and Cultural Research and the British Academy. The overarching aim of the initiative was to promote progressive urban research across disciplines in the urban arena. The workshop attracted researchers from Belgium, France, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Finland and various institutions across UK.

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Fabrizio Nevola awarded RIBA Sir Nikolaus Pevsner Award for Architecture

RIBA Bookshops has announced the winner of the 2008 RIBA Sir Nikolaus Pevsner International Book Award for Architecture as Fabrizio Nevola for his book 'Siena: Constructing the Renaissance City' (Yale UP, 2007)

The winning books were announced on Wednesday 28th May at a prestigious ceremony at the The Athaeneum Club in Pall Mall, London. The event was attended by a large number of people representing the worlds of architecture, construction, interior design and publishing. Speaking at the ceremony and representing the awards juries were Max Fordham, Dikkie Scipio, Doug Atherley, and Adrian Forty, who provided the reasons why the judges chose the winning titles.

Also speaking was the RIBA President Sunand Prasad who described the evening as one of his favourite RIBA events of the year.

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‘Modernism: A Sourcebook’ by Steven Matthews published

Prof. Steven Matthews' new book, 'Modernism: A Sourcebook' will be published on 13th June 2008.

The book is described as 'A wide-ranging collection of the key contextual documents which inform the Modernist period of Anglo-American literature. Documents are supported by substantial editorial material drawing connections to the major Modernist texts, and a full introduction outlining the key events, social and political movements, and cultural issues of the time.'

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 20 May 2008 around 9am

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Dr Joanne Bailey awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship

Dr Joanne Bailey, Senior Lecturer in History, has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to the value of £34,474.00 over two years to fund research on parenting in England c. 1760-1830. One over-arching question stands at the heart of her project, which will be published as articles and a monograph: what did the two generations of men and women born and reaching adulthood between 1760 and 1830 feel and think about being parents? In addressing this question several inter-connecting themes are uncovered: the history of parenting as an idea, the emotional and material worlds of motherhood and fatherhood, the construction of the self as a parent and through being parented, and the parent-child relationship as a conduit for the transfer of social and cultural values. The study’s investigative strategies stem from a specific set of new historical questions which are broadly directed by the themes of gender, identity and generation.

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ASECS Women’s Caucus Editing and Translation Fellowship

The ASECS (American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies) Women's Caucus Editing and Translation Fellowship, is an annual award of $1000 to support an editing or a translation work in progress of an eighteenth-century primary text on a feminist or a Women's Studies subject. This year it has been awarded to Nicole Pohl in the Department of English. The award will be used to support her edition of the Collected Letters of Sarah Scott (Huntington Library Press, forthcoming).

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Dai Griffiths Appointed a Fellow of the Mannes Institute in Rochester, New York.

Dai Griffiths (Arts) has been appointed a Fellow of the Mannes Institute for 2008, held at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, June 15-18.

'The Mannes Institute for Advanced Studies in Music Theory is an exclusive musical think-tank dedicated to communal exploration at the highest level of inquiry. It offers distinguished professional music scholars from around the world a unique opportunity to gather together in an intensive collegial setting outside of the conventional conference format to teach, challenge, and learn from each other in a sustained and interactive way. The Mannes Institute has achieved international recognition as a preeminent vehicle for synergy and collaboration in the domain of music scholarship.

This year's Institute explores the dynamic fields of jazz and popular music in depth from a variety of theoretical, analytical, and historical perspectives. An outstanding faculty of experts will conduct a series of high-level participatory workshops limited to fifteen scholars each, with a number of special plenary presentations. The total membership is forty-five colleagues constituting the Fellows of the 2008 Mannes Institute.’

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Craig Richardson’s essay in Shotgun Wedding by Tracy Mackenna and Edwin Janssen

This publication from Atopia Projects explores the social, political and cultural background to Tracy Mackenna and Edwin Janssen’s video installation Shotgun Wedding.

Shotgun Wedding engages the various conflicts that run through the history of Scotland and Britain, by re-presenting visual material relevant to the Union of 1707. The exhibition of this work at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery correlated with the tricentennial of the signing of the Treaty of Union that joined Scotland and England, and was the year that the Scottish people elected, for the first time, a Nationalist as their First Minister.

Craig Richardson’s essay discusses the artists’ work in relation to contemporary artistic & curatorial practices at the time of this anniversary of the Union. 

Further Details about Atopia Projects and Shotgun Wedding are available online.

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Literary and cultural studies book from Alex Goody

Alex Goody (English) has recently published Modernist Articulations: a cultural study of Djuna Barnes, Mina Loy and Gertrude Stein (Palgrave, 2007), a book that explores the theoretical concerns of recent literary and cultural studies through a reappraisal of three innovative women writers of the modernist period.

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Judging a Book by Its Cover

Angus Phillips and Claire Squires of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies have recently published chapters in a new book.

Judging a Book by Its Cover: Fans, Publishers, Designers, and the Marketing of Fiction (Ashgate), edited by Nicole Matthews and Nickianne Moody, includes the articles 'How Books are Positioned in the Market: Reading the Cover' by Phillips, and 'Book Marketing and the Booker Prize' by Squires, alongside other chapters on Penguin Books, the interactions between film and books, and the use of covers in Internet bookstores.

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