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A Fabulous Opportunity. Postgraduate study in English
Learn more about Postgraduate research opportunities in English, and the research culture at Southampton.

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Celebrating the life of eighteenth century writer Sarah Fielding
As part of the Chawton House Library Seminar Series; the three hundredth birthday of the novelist Sarah Fielding (sister of the more famous Henry) was marked at Chawton House, with a talk by Professor Isobel Grundy of the University of Alberta, Canada.

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Dr Bharat Tandon’s talk: I do not write for such dull Elves: Finding Voices in Pride and Prejudice
Four scholars of Austen discussed her best-loved novel, with a variety of talks focusing on her style, on reception and legacy, on her life and times, and on 20th and 21st century adaptations. Dr Shelley Cobb, Lecturer of English and Film at the University of Southampton, spoke about how Pride and Prejudice had been portrayed on film and TV, from conventional treatments to the adoption of its themes in Bridget Jones Diary; her talk included amusing and illuminating video clips. The day was organised by Dr Gillian Dow, Director of Research at Chawton House Library and Southampton lecturer. It ended at Jane Austen's House Museum, with a selection of readings from the novel by Elizabeth Garvie, the actress who played Elizabeth Bennet in the 1980 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice. Dr Bharat Tandon from the University of East Anglia, is the author of Jane Austen and the Morality of Conversation (2003) and a judge for the 2012 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. He was one of the speakers at the study day. Listen to his talk: I do not write for such dull Elves: Finding Voices in Pride and Prejudice.

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Eighteenth century women writers
As part of the Chawton House Library Seminar Series; Dr Gillian Dow discusses Chawton House Library; and the eighteenth century women writers connected to the library

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Male and female novels: gendered fictions and the reading public
As part of the Chawton House Library Seminar Series; Professor Barbara Benedict of Trinity College, Connecticut, USA, discusses fiction and gender; she asks whether novels 'by a Lady' differ from those which are not; and how the gender of readers shapes the reception of novels.

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Pride, Prejudice, Patriarchy: Jane Austen reads Mary Hays
As part of the Chawton House Library Seminar Series; Gina Luria Walker, Professor of Women's Studies at the New School in New York, discusses the link between Austen and Hays, and asks if there are convergences between the two writers.

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Sympathy with Strange Creatures: Rana Dasgupta
Author Rana Dasgupta presents a seminar on migration and writing; and reads extracts from his novel: Tokyo Cancelled.

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Teaching Shakespeare in the classroom
As part of a Humanities initiative, Professor Ros King and Patrick Sandford, Artistic Director of the Nuffield Theatre, have been developing new approaches to teaching Shakespeare in the classroom, through innovative workshop sessions held for teachers at the Nuffield Theatre, based at the University campus.

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The 'fictions' about fiction and gender during the eighteenth century
As part of the Chawton House Library Seminar Series; Professor Barbara Benedict of Trinity College, Connecticut, USA, is interviewed on the gender about novels from 1770 - 1830.

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The Story of Zahra and Beirut Blues: Hanan Al-Shaykh
Author Hanan Al-Shaykh talks about the Lebanese novel and her life as a writer; and reads extracts from her novel: the Story of Zahra and Beirut Blues.

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The strange adventures of Penelope Aubin, an interview with Dr Debbie Welham
Eighteenth century poet, novelist, translator, orator and playwright Mrs Penelope Aubin was thre subject of the latest evening lecture at Chawton House Library. Dr Debbie Welham of the University of Winchester spoke about Mrs Aubin's life and times and described her fascination with her. She also describes her research into this absorbing character which took her to the Caribbean and the west coast of the United States. Click here to listen to the interview

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Thinking of studying BA English?
Student Beth Stephens talks about her experience of studying an English programme at Southampton.

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Thinking of studying a Postgraduate Research programme in English?
Denise Greenfield talks about her reasons for returning to study as a mature student, and for choosing to study a research programme in English at Southampton.

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Winter graduation 2009
Listen to sound-clips from the Humanities winter graduation ceremony, recorded in 2009.

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