By Samantha Seto (editor)
In June 2022, the English Department’s PGR community circulated the brilliant news about an annual conference. The event was a hybrid presentation as it took place in-person and online. It welcomed research presentations from postgraduate students at UK and international universities. This year’s papers addressed the theme of “Terms and Conditions: Methods and Disciplines of Knowledge.”
Continue reading A Reflection on the KCL PGR 2022 Conference
The Department of English currently has hourly-paid teaching opportunities in Early Modern and Victorian literature for 2022/23.
Early Modern Teaching
Convene and teach a second-year module, 5AAEB066 Poetry of Revolution, including lectures and three 1-hour seminar groups (40 hours)
Convene and teach an MA option module, 7AAEM836 Contested Voices in Early Modern England (20 hours)
Convene and teach a second-year module, 5AAEB024 Victorians and the Making of the Modern World, including lectures and two 1-hour seminar groups (30 hours)
Teach on a second-year module, 5AAEB041 Wilde Times: Aesthetics and Politics in the 1890s: two 1-hour seminar groups weekly
Convene and teach a first-year module, 4AAEA015 Ghosts, Vampires, Monsters and Werewolves: Writing the Uncanny in the Nineteenth Century: lectures and two 1-hour seminar groups (30 hours)
Convene and teach a third-year module, 6AAEC119 Raw Victorians: Race, Environment and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Literature: one 2-hour seminar weekly (20 hours)
Please see attached for more information and to apply:
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Black History Month 2021
As part of the series Black History Month, Professor Farah Karim-Cooper will be speaking on Shakespeare, Race and Performance at the Museum of London.
TUESDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2021, 6:00PM – 7:00PM (also live-streaming).
How do Shakespeare’s familiar plays Othello and Romeo and Juliet reflect the early modern preoccupation with race and emerging concepts of colour-based racism? How do these ideas play out in early modern as well as in contemporary performance?
Continue reading Black History Month 2021: Shakespeare, Race and Performance
By Emma Butcher
I’m writing this sat in my lovely new office. I’m not used to having a space all to myself, so it feels apt that my first ‘office of one’s own’ is situated in the Virginia Woolf Building. It’s quite a lovely moment at this point in the year, even if slightly chaotic, with the new term around the corner and the campus once again starting to bustle after a year and half’s painful lull caused by the pandemic.
Continue reading An Office of One’s Own: Introducing Dr Emma Butcher
Each year, departing third-year students in our department put together a guide for arriving first years. This year’s magazine – titled “Somersetting” – offers a student perspective on studying English at King’s and addresses some issues of concern for new students. During induction week, the blog will be spotlighting sections of this year’s magazine.
Useful Links By Sukhmani Bhakar
Continue reading INDUCTION WEEK SOMERSETTING TAKEOVER: USEFUL LINKS