Spotlight: News from the Faculty of English Language and Literature

The Spotlight newsletter keeps you in touch with current news, research and developments in the Faculty, as well as with other alumni.

We are always keen to receive news from alumni, as well as publicising the Faculty's research and the achievements of our current students. If you would like to contribute your news, please get in touch with our Communications Officer.

Previous issues of Spotlight, our alumni newsletter, are available to view here.


Issue 3, November 2017

Issue 2, April 2017

Issue 1, August 2016


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What did you most enjoy reading when you studied English here? Which literary works have stayed with you over the years? The Faculty is developing a reading app called LitHits that would help break down barriers to reading and accessing literature, and we need your help. Please fill in the online form here – it takes just a couple of minutes and will help us enormously in compiling a richly varied and diverse range of textual excerpts to put in the app. Many thanks to those of you who have already sent in suggestions, and feel free to send us more!

– from Professor Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, leader of LitHits


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