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This is a fairly random list of news items about topics in English literature from 1700 to the present that pertain to my current teaching and research.
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NUI Galway Archives: The Nativity - Christmas Scenes, Lady Gregory and Douglas Hyde

NUI Galway Archives: The Nativity - Christmas Scenes, Lady Gregory and Douglas Hyde | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
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Dylan Thomas reads TS Eliot NS parody

Dylan Thomas reads TS Eliot NS parody | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
Dylan Thomas reads TS Eliot parody Chard Whitlow by Henry Reed
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Dylan Thomas reads TS Eliot New Statesman parody

"as we grow older, we do not grow any younger"

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National Portrait Gallery - Patrick Heron: Studies for a portrait of T.S. Eliot

National Portrait Gallery - Patrick Heron: Studies for a portrait of T.S. Eliot | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
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Daughter of Joyce's friend donates works to centre

Daughter of Joyce's friend donates works to centre | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
THE SPIRIT of one of James Joyce’s closest friends made a welcome return to Dublin yesterday when Joan Budgen, daughter of Frank Budgen, presented several of her father’s most important books by the author to the James Joyce Centre in the city.
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The Modernist Journals Project called Waste of Resources by US Senator Coburn

Robert Scholes, co-director of the Modernist Journals Project, has written a response to Senator Coburn, which I am pleased to provide here. United States Senator Tom Coburn, of Oklahoma, recently ...
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100 Years of Poetry: 'In the Middle of Major Men' by Liesl Olson

100 Years of Poetry: 'In the Middle of Major Men' by  Liesl  Olson | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
The women who edited and defined Poetry magazine.
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Wyndham Lewis 1938 newsreel clip

Here Wyndham Lewis, the protean English painter/writer/polemicist, founder of the Vorticists and godfather of Punk, appears in a newsreel clip from 1938 stan...
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Ship Write by Geoff Dyer - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics

Ship Write by Geoff Dyer - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
Isolated for one night in a boat overlooking the Thames, Geoff Dyer explores representations of reality through the lens of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
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The man who translated T S Eliot in Hindi - The Times of India

The man who translated T S Eliot in Hindi - The Times of India | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
American poet T S Eliot, and his translator, retired banker Arun Sharma, share a love for words and accounting.
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NUI Galway Archives: Michael Cusack Papers - New Online Exhibition

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From the Page to the Plate: Bringing Literary Dishes to Life

From the Page to the Plate: Bringing Literary Dishes to Life | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
Authors like Roald Dahl or James Joyce never could have predicted that their words could be spun into these tantalizing meals...
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The Lost Leader

The Lost Leader | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
James Joyce: A New Biography By Gordon Bowker (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 608 pp., $35) THERE ARE CERTAIN artistic geniuses who demand that we should know their lives in detail, since for them the sto...
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W. B. Yeats: No Country for Old Men (via RTÉ)

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New Documentary on W. B. Yeats airing on RTE this week.

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Day-Lewis archive donated to the Bodleian Libraries - Bodleian Libraries

Day-Lewis archive donated to the Bodleian Libraries - Bodleian Libraries | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it

The Bodleian Libraries have announced today the gift of the Day-Lewis papers which belonged to the poet Cecil Day-Lewis (1904-1972) and his wife, actress Jill Balcon (1925-2009). The archive was donated to the Bodleian Libraries by their children, Tamasin and Daniel Day-Lewis and accompanies an initial literary bequest from Jill Balcon, following her death in 2009.

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Ezra Pound’s Fiery 1939 Reading of His Early Poem, Sestina: Altaforte

Ezra Pound’s Fiery 1939 Reading of His Early Poem, Sestina: Altaforte | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
In this rare recording from 1939, Ezra Pound gives a passionate reading of his early work about a warmongering 12th century troubadour, a poem called Sestina: Altaforte.
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British Library has acquired the James Berry archive - English and Drama

We are very pleased to announce that the British Library has acquired the archive of the Caribbean British poet and writer, James Berry OBE.
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Dame Margaret Drabble deposits archive at Cambridge University Library

Dame Margaret Drabble deposits archive at Cambridge University Library | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
Dame Margaret Drabble has deposited 90 boxes of papers, including original drafts of her novels and letters to fellow writers including Ted Hughes and Harold Pinter, at the Cambridge University Library.
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Literary Neuroscience: Stanford Researchers Demonstrate the Value of Literature Through Brain Imaging « The Blog of the ABAA

Literary Neuroscience: Stanford Researchers Demonstrate the Value of Literature Through Brain Imaging « The Blog of the ABAA | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it

Early findings in an interdisciplinary study at Stanford University provide biological evidence that supports the value of literature. Neurobiological experts, radiologists, and literary scholars have joined forces to examine the relationship between reading, attention, and distraction, specifically the “cognitive dynamics of the different kinds of focus we bring to reading.”

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Coleridge, Wordsworth and digital mapping - English and Drama

Coleridge, Wordsworth and digital mapping - English and Drama | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it

By Rachel Foss, Lead Curator of Modern Literary Manuscripts: I have just come back from this year’s conference of the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS), hosted by the University of Sheffield.

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BBC Arena Documentary: T. S. Eliot | A Piece of Monologue: Literature, Philosophy, Criticism

The BBC Arena Documentary on T. S. Eliot, directed and produced by Adam Low, which aired in 2009 is available from A Piece of Monologue blog.  For further information, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00l6km7

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FBI files on Sylvia Plath's father shed new light on poet

FBI files on Sylvia Plath's father shed new light on poet | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
Otto Plath, who inspired 1962 poem Daddy, described as morbid man with possible pro-German sympathies during war...
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Sturge Moore pictures

Sturge Moore pictures | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
It’s always gratifying to see a correlation between cataloguing and use. That happened today when Professor Anna Gruetzner Robins of the University of Reading came to use the Thomas Sturge Moore Pa...
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