Launch of Campus France UK

Dr Daniel Gordon, History Erasmus and Study Abroad Tutor On 10 May 2019 I was invited to the French Ambassador’s Residence in London to a reception to mark the launch of Campus France UK. This information office is a branch of the French government agency promoting opportunities in France for foreign students and researchers, as […]

Postgraduate Research Conference

5th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference Department of English, History and Creative Writing Tuesday 2 April 2019 This event is designed to celebrate the significant contribution that our postgraduates, from MA/MRes to PhD, make not only to the Department of English, History and Creative Writing but to Edge Hill University. This is an opportunity for our […]

Talk: Allan Brodie on ‘HMP Lancaster and the Evolution of England’s Prisons, 1780-1850’

‘HMP Lancaster and the Evolution of England’s Prisons, 1780-1850′ Allan Brodie, Senior Investigator, Historic England Tuesday 12th February 2019, 1pm. Edge Hill University, Main Building, Stanley 9. HMP Lancaster remained in use as a prison until 2011, in a bewildering range of buildings dating from the 11th and 12th centuries to the 19th century. Allan […]

Two Hundred Years of Frankenstein

As we say goodbye to 2018 – the 200th anniversary year of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – first-year student reporter Mathew Hunter reflects on his experiences studying the novel, and its legacy, at Edge Hill.   2018 marked the bicentenary of possibly the best-known Gothic novel of all time: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. As an English Literature […]

Tales of Terror

This Halloween, Andrew McInnes, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, and Philippa Holloway, Creative Writing Postgraduate Researcher, performed a series of readings of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Alasdair Gray’s Poor Things as part of the worldwide ‘Frankenreads’ initiative, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Shelley’s novel. Andy played the part of Shelley’s antihero, Victor Frankenstein, talking the […]

British Crime Historians (BCH) Symposium

British Crime Historians (BCH) Symposium 31st August – 1st September 2018 Edge Hill University In 2018 it will be a decade since the first British Crime Historians Symposium was held. This biennial conference meets every two years as a forum for discussion, debate and the presentation of research for all aspects of the history of […]

Billy Cowan in the Irish Times

Edge Hill’s Creative Writing lecturer Billy Cowan, who’s first play Smilin’ Through was set on the eve of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA), was asked by the Irish Times to contribute an article about the play, his thoughts on the GFA, and his experiences of growing up during the ‘Troubles’ for the […]

Edge Hill Student Reporter Investigates Gothic Haunted Houses

English Literature student Lauren Findlay reports on the latest Gothic literature events from Speke Hall, Liverpool.   In partnership with their ‘Romance and Revival: the Gothic at Speke Hall’ feature, Speke Hall have partnered with Manchester Metropolitan University to deliver a series of lectures on the Victorian Gothic. The lectures, running until July 5th, explore […]