Christine Berberich provides some advice on lockdown reading.
Shakespeare and Boris Johnson: why are our political leaders leaning on the authority of Shakespeare?
A deeper look at the relationship between government, national culture and international literary prizes.
This two-day conference took place during LGBT Pride Month on 6-7th June at the University of Portsmouth. Organised by members of the Celebrity, Citizenship and Status project, Queer Celebrity brought together scholars from the UK, Europe, US, Australia, and Taiwan to discuss celebrity, gender, and sexuality in different historical periods and geographical locations. Over the […]
It was when I read the announcement of the death of Toni Morrison that I was reminded of the depth of attachment that we can develop to the writers that inspire us. It is not an exaggeration to say that Toni Morrison has guided much of my adult life. The fact I was born in […]
Earlier this year, as part of our Academic Enrichment Programme, a group of students went to Chichester Festival Theatre to see Flute Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night. We are lucky to have several theatres in and around Portsmouth. This play is a set text on our L6 unit, Dangerous Desires: Renaissance Revenge Drama and to […]
by Christine Berberich This week – 18th till 23rd of March 2019 – is Global Week. This is the week for the University to celebrate all things global and international and showcase diversity in all its many beautiful forms and manifestations. As Global Engagement Lead for SASHPL I have been involved in organising the event […]
This year I was inspired by a colleague in Sociology to introduce a research poster assessment to the Level 6 (final year) Magical Realism module. The poster presentation is becoming more commonly required in business, postgraduate work, and at conferences, so I thought it would be a useful task for the final year students to […]
To celebrate World Book Day we have put together an interactive map showing the texts from around the world that feature on the English Literature degree at Portsmouth. Our programme includes works from: Australia, Colombia, France, Germany, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Russia, the USA, and many other counties… (There is lots of British and Irish […]
In early September 2017 I received a seriously exciting email: an invitation to be a keynote speaker at a Research Gathering of the Venus International Foundation (http://www.venusinfo.org), a charitable organisation based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, that aims to further research and international collaborations. India had always been top of my travel list – so […]