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

Conference 2010: ‘Africa: Cultural Translations’

The ‘Africa: Cultural Translations’ conference took place from 21-22 May 2010 at Lancaster University. It was organised by Lancaster University African Studies Group in association with the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research. One of the main events on the afternoon of the first day way a reading by Goretti Kyomuhendo and a discussion with… Continue reading Conference 2010: ‘Africa: Cultural Translations’

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

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

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