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Research matters in English

Jan. 28, 2013

From Feb. 15-16, faculty, contractual and per-course academics in the Faculty of Arts' Department of English will come together to celebrate research and creative activities.

Speakers will not give traditional argument-driven papers at the 2013 English Research Matters conference, themed Knowledge in Motion. Instead, the general public is invited to listen to presentations outlining the wide range of exciting projects that are underway in the Department of English. These include new creative writing in various genres and scholarship in such areas as  speculative fiction, modern performance and current projects in Newfoundland and Labrador and Canadian writing and culture.

The conference begins on Friday, Feb.15 in A-1046, with a session highlighting departmental collaborative and engagement work. According to conference organizer Dr. Denyse Lynde these projects are a crucial means of reaching out from the university to the local and broader communities.

Faculty members will present on research that includes archival work, oral history, contemporary culture and creative endeavours, showing that bringing together community and academic expertise produces tremendous social and scholarly benefits.

Dr. Lynde and her co-organizers Dr. Robert Ormsby and Francesca Boschetti are delighted to announce that the conference’s opening session will close with a performance and discussion by talented musicians (and retired English faculty members) Pat and Joe Byrne.

On the second day of the conference, audiences will hear about work underway on Irish literature, British authors from the 18th to the 21st centuries, world literature, medieval and early modern writing and American literature. 

For more information and a complete schedule of events visit