Islamism and Arab Cultural Expression

A major project on Islamism is now archived on the Centre’s website. Visit our new page on the Islamism project to find an overview of ‘Islamism and Arab Cultural Expression’ and links to the Lancaster University website presenting the initial archiving and preliminary analysis project, entitled Islamism in Arab Fiction and Film, 1947 to the Present,… Continue reading Islamism and Arab Cultural Expression

Grassroutes e-catalogue

The first phase of the Arts Council’s Grassroutes: Contemporary Leicestershire Writing has now ended with the launch of the Grassroutes e-catalogue. The e-catalogue is an open access database of transcultural writing in Leicestershire with information about titles, authors, genre, year and place of publication. You can browse the entries or search for a particular author or title. If… Continue reading Grassroutes e-catalogue

Bode Asiyanbi wins African Performance playwriting competition

We are delighted to announce that Nigerian writer Bode Asiyanbi has wonthe 2011 BBC African Performance playwriting competition. Bode is just completing his first year of the Lancaster Distance Leaarning MA in Creative Writing. He is a recipient of one of our International Scholarships for 2010-12. It is the second time he has won the accolade… Continue reading Bode Asiyanbi wins African Performance playwriting competition

International Radio Playwriting Competition 2011

The biennial International Radio Playwriting Competition is run bythe BBC World Service and the British Council and is now in its twenty second year. It is a competition for anyone resident outside Britain, to write a 60-minute radio drama for up to six characters. There are two categories: one for writers with English as their first language and one for… Continue reading International Radio Playwriting Competition 2011

Films of Migration Stories

Literature Northwest filmed a set of Manchester readings recently for YouTube, and some of them featured readings from Migration Stories (Crocus Books, March 2010).  See our page featuring four films, with readings by Muli Amaye, Kim Wiltshire, Maya Choudry and Sue Stern.  “Migration Stories is a fantastic collection of short fiction that gets right under the skin of the… Continue reading Films of Migration Stories

Lancaster/Leicester University Collaboration

Researchers at Lancaster and Leicester Universities will be collaborating from January 2011 on a new literature project – Grassroutes – to document the work and influence of migrant writers in Leicester. The project is funded by the Arts Council of England and will be led by Dr. Corinne Fowler of Leicester University(former researcher on Lancaster’s AHRC-… Continue reading Lancaster/Leicester University Collaboration

International Scholarship Offer

Lancaster University is expanding its highly successful Distance Learning MA in Creative Writing, allowing the admission of a new cohort of 18-20 students for the academic year 2009-10.  We are delighted to announce that we will also be able to offer two International Scholarships (worth £8,000 over two years) to applicants who need assistance in… Continue reading International Scholarship Offer

Radiophonics Phase II

The British Council-funded Radiophonics project, led by Dr. Graham Mort of Lancaster University’s Department of English and Creative Writing, has now entered its second phase in Nigeria. Stories written last year in workshops in Kano, Enuga, Abuja and Lagos and focused on key social and political issues, are now being broadcast on Inspiration FM, Lagos,… Continue reading Radiophonics Phase II