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 […]

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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 […]

1989-1990: The Birth of Contemporary Europe Conference

Edge Hill History Undergraduate Conference Monday 16 March 2020 10.00 – 6.30 Faculty of Education Piazza 006 All welcome. Free including refreshments. Compulsory for students taking HIS1013, HIS1016, HIS2020, HIS2031, HIS3037, HIS3038(1968 route) or POL2001. Introduction 10.00 – 10.55 Daniel Gordon (History Programme): 1989-1990: The Birth of Contemporary Europe? Panel 1: Eastern and Central Europe: […]

Student explores the world of Victorian ‘Vinegar Valentines’

Vinegar valentine cartoon showing a woman tipping water over a suitor

Second Year History student Grace Marks has curated a display on Victorian ‘vinegar valentines’ as part of her history community project module. The display will be featured at the Atkinson in Southport as part of the ‘We Are Not Amused’ exhibition on nineteenth-century humour. ‘We Are Not Amused’ is curated by researchers in Edge Hill’s […]

Edge Hill Short Story Prize

Eddie Price and Kate Wilson (2nd Year Creative Writing Students) report on their visit to London to attend the Edge Hill Short Story Prize award ceremony. On Friday 25th October 2019, we were part of a group of students from Edge Hill University who travelled down to London to attend the Edge Hill Short Story […]

Exhibition on Victorian laughter launches as part of major humanities festival

Victorian man laughing against a background of nineteenth-century newspaper text

Researchers from Edge Hill University are revealing the forgotten history of Victorian laughter as part of the UK’s only nationwide humanities festival. We Are Not Amused at The Atkinson in Southport explores what it took to make a Victorian laugh, from bad puns and nonsense poems to the first stars of stand-up comedy. Curated by Edge Hill’s Dr […]

Special Issue Celebrating Popular Victorian Author Wilkie Collins

EHU19 academics Dr Kym Brindle and Dr Laura Eastlake have published a special issue of the Wilkie Collins Journal. The issue explores the theme of materiality in the works of Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) and how everyday objects, from pocket watches and letters, to fashion, fabric and even human hair help to convey mystery and meaning […]