Another award for Anna

Congratulations again to one of our CECS doctoral students, Anna Mercer, on being awarded a Stephen Copley Postgraduate Research Award this year. This is a highly competitive annual bursary scheme run by the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) in order to support postgraduate research in the UK or aboard. Anna will be going to the USA for her research trip:… Continue reading Another award for Anna


Keats-Shelley essay prize success

Congratulations to one of our English Phd students, Anna Mercer, for winning the runner-up Keats-Shelley essay prize, awarded annually by the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association. Her essay was entitled 'Beyond Frankenstein: the Collaborative Literary Relationship of Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelley', and is based on her thesis work. Carol Ann Duffy was the prize chair this year. There's more… Continue reading Keats-Shelley essay prize success

British Studies Centre, Bardic News, and the Highlands

**********IMPORTANT OSSIAN CONFERENCE 18-19 APRIL 2015************** Emma Major reports: Earlier this month I went to the Highlands to bring a York Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies perspective to the very exciting new interdisciplinary MLitt in British Studies that Kristin Lindfield-Ott (English Literature) and Jim McPherson (History) have developed together with their colleagues archaeologist Simon Clarke… Continue reading British Studies Centre, Bardic News, and the Highlands

John Brewer’s visit to CECS

Sarah Goldsmith On the 24-25th February, CECS and the Department of History had the privilege of hosting Professor John Brewer for two days. On Tuesday night, speaking to a packed room of staff, postgrads and even some stray undergrads, John gave a paper on his latest research project: ‘Sublime Tourism, Neapolitan Science and Counter-Revolution: Vesuvius… Continue reading John Brewer’s visit to CECS