Applications now open for EHU Nineteen and Wilkie Collins Fellowships 2021-22

  EHU Nineteen Research Centre and the Wilkie Collins Journal are pleased to announce two new fellowships designed to enable early career researchers to undertake innovative new research in nineteenth-century topics. The fellowships will provide up to £700 towards the cost of research expenses, as well as Visiting Researcher status with EHU Nineteen, access to […]

Edge Hill’s new Masters degree will change the way we think about the Victorians

Edge Hill has launched a fascinating new Masters degree in Nineteenth Century Studies that will take students on a journey through the culture, literature, people and history of the nineteenth century.Devised by some of the UK’s leading experts in the literature, history, and cultural heritage of the nineteenth century, the one year Nineteenth Century Studies […]

An Unexpected Virtual Event

In this post, Kate Wilson one of our BA (Hons) Creative Writing students shares her experience of interning on the 2020 Edge Hill Short Story Prize: When I applied for the internship of the Edge Hill Short Story Prize back in February 2020, to be mentored by playwright and creative writing lecturer Billy Cowan, neither […]

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Experts to address the controversial legacy of 19th century art

Fatal Attraction poster showing Lilith

The controversial views displayed in some of the 19th century’s most notable artwork will be the centre of debate during a special event hosted by Edge Hill University. Leading experts in 19th century art will meet to challenge whether the era’s outdated views still bear relevance to modern society in a virtual event on Friday 12th March, 15:00-18:30. Breaking Barriers: Nineteenth Century Visual Culture in the Woke Age will welcome speakers from a range […]

Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2020 shortlist announced   

Five collections have made the shortlist of the Edge Hill Prize 2020 today. The Prize is the only UK-based award that recognises excellence in a single author short story collection. The collections are: Paris Syndrome by Lucy Sweeney Byrne (Banshee Press) This Paradise by Ruby Cowling (Boiler House Press) What Are You Like by Shelley […]

Edge Hill academic awarded Honorary Research Fellowship ahead of major exhibition

exhibition poster featuring John Collier's Lilith

An Edge Hill academic has been awarded a prestigious Honorary Research Fellowship ahead of a major exhibition on the femme fatale. Dr Laura Eastlake, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, has been awarded the fellowship by The Atkinson museum and gallery in Southport to develop research into ancient worlds and nineteenth-century art. Laura said: “I’m delighted […]

Edge Hill academic awarded Honorary Research Fellowship ahead of major exhibition

exhibition poster featuring John Collier's Lilith

The Exhibition Poster An Edge Hill academic has been awarded a prestigious Honorary Research Fellowship ahead of a major exhibition on the femme fatale. Dr Laura Eastlake, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, has been awarded the fellowship by The Atkinson museum and gallery in Southport to develop research into ancient worlds and nineteenth-century art. Laura […]

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Creative Writing Sessions for NHS Staff

Programme Leader for Creative Writing Dr Kim Wiltshire has partnered with Lime, the art department for Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, to trial a project running online Creative Writing sessions for NHS staff. As part of their creative response to Covid, Lime have worked with Dr Wiltshire to create a series of online creative writing […]

Dr John D Rutter wins the 2020 NorthBound Book Prize

Saraband are to publish John D Rutter’s novel Approval, which follows would-be adoptive parents David and Cici through the complex local authority pre-adoption process.  Approval, Rutter’s first book, has won the 2020 NorthBound Book Prize. He completed his PhD at Edge Hill in 2017 and is an Associate Tutor of Creative Writing at Edge Hill.  […]

Academic awarded prestigious fellowship for ‘ridiculous’ research

Photograph of Andrew McInnes

What does it mean to feel ridiculous? How can ridiculousness help us to develop new perspectives on the Romantic period, 1750-1850? Dr Andrew McInnes, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, has been awarded Arts and Humanities Research Council Early Career Leadership Fellow funding, worth nearly a quarter of a million pounds, to find out. The AHRC’s […]