Roger Bromley appointed as Visiting Professor at Lancaster University

Roger Bromley, Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies and Honorary Professor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham, has been appointed Visiting Professor with the Department of English & Creative Writing at Lancaster, where he will work closely with the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research. Author of the seminal work, Narratives for a New Belonging, Roger… Continue reading Roger Bromley appointed as Visiting Professor at Lancaster University

Ugandan Writer Shortlisted for Caine Prize

Ugandan writer Beatrice Lamwaka has been shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing – one of the leading prizes open to African writers. Beatrice has participated in both the British Council ‘Crossing Borders’ programme, directed by Professor Graham Mort from Lancaster. and the recent ‘Lancaster/Uganda Friends Writing Project’ organised by the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research and funded… Continue reading Ugandan Writer Shortlisted for Caine Prize

Travel, Writing, and the Ethics of Observation

Travel, Writing, and the Ethics of Observation, a Workshop and Seminar at Lancaster University, was held on Thursday June 16th. This free one-day event featured a generative writing workshop, a projected photographic exhibition and presentations from Dr. Corinne Fowler and Dr. Harry Whitehead (University of Leicester) and photographer Richard Hanson.  Read full details of the conference.

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

Friends Funding for Lancaster/Uganda Women’s Writing Link

Dr Graham Mort has been successful in his bid to the Lancaster University Friends Programme with a proposal for linking Ugandan women to postgraduate mentors here in the UK, who will deliver monthly online tutorials in response to their work. The project will enable PhD students to widen their teaching experience and will be an invaluable… Continue reading Friends Funding for Lancaster/Uganda Women’s Writing Link

Regarding War: Image/Text

10.30am – 6.00pm Thursday, 18th June 2009, Conference Centre, Lancaster University This one-day event brings together a photographer, a filmmaker, a contemporary writer and a literary critic to discuss the themes of conflict, displacement and alienation in the context of the Centre’s Regarding War project. The conference will include an exhibition of Hanson’s photographs, a… Continue reading Regarding War: Image/Text

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

Open Day Featuring David Dabydeen

Critic, writer and novelist David Dabydeen was the main speaker at this all-day event, part of the Trans-Scriptions seminar series (2006-07), which has brought together creative writers and academics to explore issues of writing, culture and location. Trans-Scriptions is part of a widening panorama of research projects that are focused in regions as geographically and… Continue reading Open Day Featuring David Dabydeen