Medieval English Travel: A Critical Anthology, edited by Sebastian Sobecki (Groningen) and Anthony Bale (Birkbeck, London) has just been published by Oxford University Press.
Medieval English Travel: A Critical Anthology is a comprehensive volume that consists of three sections: concise introductory essays written by leading specialists; an anthology of important and less well-known texts, grouped by destination; and a selection of supporting bibliographies organised by type of voyage. This anthology presents some texts for the first time in a modern edition. (Publisher’s description)
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Studies in the Age of Chaucer, the prestigious yearbook of The New Chaucer Society will now be edited in Groningen (Prof. Sebastian Sobecki) and Notre Dame (Prof. Michelle Karnes).
The journal is available to students via Project MUSE.
An alumnus of the department, Tsead Bruinja (b. 1974) has been selected as the Dutch Dichter des Vaderlands (Poet of the Fatherland). A Frisian, he now lives in Amsterdam. He studied English and Frisian at Groningen.
At the beginning of the year Prof. Merel Keijzer was appointed to the chair of English Language. A graduate of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, she has been one of the university’s Rosalind Franklin Fellows since 2013. She has published extensively on bilingualism.
Merel succeeds Prof. Marjolijn Verspoor who will remain as chair of the faculty cluster board of which our department is a member.
The Keuzegids Universiteiten (access to subscribers only) for 2019 has once again ranked the Groningen BA in English the top English course in the Netherlands (it scored 78; the next programme in the ranking was 64).
Earlier in the year, Elzevier also ranked the programme first.
The last National Student Survey finding published also ranked the department first: www.studiekeuze123.nl/opleidingen/9922-english-language-and-culture-rijksuniversiteit-groningen-wo-bachelor
Norton Textbooks 2018-19: Textbooks published by W.W. Norton and Co. for first courses (e.g. The Norton Anthology of English Literature) from the site www.wwnorton.co.uk are sold to RUG students at a 20% discount if you enter the code WN603 at the checkout.
Please note that although this has been facilitated by me as it may be useful to students, I have nothing to do with Norton’s retail department and cannot answer questions about their site or sales processes. I do not claim that this is the cheapest or quickest way to purchase these books.
14 June 2018, 9:00-17:15.
Registration at Academy Building A3. Cost: Eur. 2.50 including lunch.
Speakers include the following students from the English department:
- Christa Lankhaar, “Mrs. Jerrold Darrington, A Person:’ The Necessity of Marriage in H.D.’s Asphodel”
- Max Reuvers, “Physiological and Sociolinguistic Change in Transmasculine Speech”
- Maximillian Pogrzeba, “The Socio-Economic Influences on Masculinity Performances in John Osborne’s Look Back in
Anger (1957) and Alan Sillitoe’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958)”
Other speakers are from International Relations, Journalism, and Law.
Gender Studies Student Symposium Programme
‘Hooked: Art and Attachment’ by Professor Rita Felski (Department of English, University of Virginia). Friday 8 June, 11:30-13:00, Heymanszaal, Academy Building. Professor Felski is an expert in literary theory.
‘The Matter of Touching: Interpreting Signs of Wear in Late Medieval Manuscripts’ by Professor Kathryn Rudy (University of St. Andrews). Monday 18th June, 16:00-18:00, A2 Academy Building.
Prof. Sobecki has recently been appointed co-editor of Studies in the Age of Chaucer, the yearbook of the New Chaucer Society and one of the leading journals for medieval literature. Studies has been in print since 1979 and features articles by some of the most prominent medievalists working today.