Sunday 16 December 2012

NUS/Amnesty International Student Journalist Competition

The National Union of Students and Amnesty International are running a competition to find the best student human rights reporter of the year. 

Now in its 3rd year, this year the competition offers its best prize yet – as well as an invitation to the Amnesty International Media Awards attended by over 400 leading members of British media for all the shortlisted entrants, the winner will receive the following:

·         Up to $2,000 Pulitzer Student Travel Reporting Fellowship
·         Two weeks' work experience at the Observer
·         The winning article published in full or in part by the Observer

The Pulitzer prize is a Pulitzer Centre Student Fellowship which includes a travel grant of up to $2000 to cover an unreported topic of the winner’s choice. The winner will also get mentorship from Pulitzer staff and professional journalists and assistance in pitching their story to leading media outlets.

Entry should be in the form of an article of up to 2000 words or radio or television report of up to 10 minutes in length submitted before 18 February 2013.
Full details of the competition are available at


Tuesday 11 December 2012

Jeremy Tambling | Hölderlin and Parataxis | Weds 4pm

This week is the final EAC Research Seminar of the semester. Professor Jeremy Tambling will give a paper entitled 'Hölderlin and Parataxis'. Due to Wednesday also being a day of end-of-term parties, the start time this week is 4pm, and the room is A113.


I'll take this opportunity to apologise for those who suffered from a late room change last week. We moved from A113 to avoid a potential clash, and the sign on the door wasn't clear enough. This week, nothing will unfix us from A113.


Look forward to seeing many of you there and to seeing in the end of this long term.

Thursday 6 December 2012

Doctoral funding

Information about the AHRC, ESRC and PDS funding competitions are now up on the ALC Graduate School website here:

You can find out about the Graduate School and our doctoral programmes and resources by going to c or

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Tonight's research seminar

A further note to remind you of tonight's research seminar, with our speaker Tom Day from UCLAN. 'Insider Dealings in Geoffrey Hill' is the title: Hill is the current Oxford Professor of Poetry, that significant and perenially controversial post, and is in Manchester tomorrow to give a reading as part of the UoM Literature Live series. 5pm, Samuel Alexander A113: it will be good to see you there!

Christmas Carolathon

From 9.30-2 next Wednesday 12 December we will be reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens out loud in aid of the homeless charity Shelter.

It will take place in the Graduate School Common Room, Mansfield Cooper 2.05.
There will be mince pies!

If you want to participate, please email
You can donate to Shelter here:

All welcome!

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Insider Dealings in Geoffrey Hill

The EAC Research Seminar is back this Wednesday with a paper from Tom Day (UCLAN) entitled 'Insider Dealings in Geoffrey Hill'. The poet Hill is in Manchester on Thursday to give a reading at the John Rylands, and we have taken the opportunity to complement it with a paper. We will continue for drinks. All are welcome: check @EASSeminar or contact for further details.