Pre-recorded sessions

Interview with Barbara Bleiman

Barbara Bleiman is one of the most deeply-informed, thoughtful and influential commentators on teaching English in the country.  She was Co-Director of the English and Media Centre, and continues to work there as an Education Consultant and Co-Editor of emagazine. She was previously Head of English in an inner-city sixth form college and has nearly…

Literature We Love (ep. 1)

What are we reading during Lockdown? In the first of E: SF’s feature videos on literature we love, Professor Antony Rowland from Manchester Metropolitan University discusses what he calls, ‘the most terrifying novel’; an English translation of French author Louis-Ferdinand Céline’s 1932 nihilistic satire on war, Journey to the End of the Night. He explores…

The E:SF Fringe: Karvan and travelling together

How do we travel together without physically moving? Housed within a bright blue converted van called the Karvan, is a treasure trove of art and literary objects from around the world. The Karvan is a marvel of storytelling aimed at exploring narratives of identity and illuminating how we travel through what we read. In this…

Digital Poetry Readings

A selection of previously released and specially recorded readings from Manchester-based small presses, including Knives Forks and Spoons Press, Murmur, Polyphonic and Peter Barlow’s Cigarette. New episodes will be released in the coming weeks! Knives Forks and Spoons In a special recording curated by Alec Newman for English: Shared Futures, four writers and poets share…

Poetry, Plague, and Politics

A talk and conversation with Robert Eaglestone. Pose questions for Lyndsey and join her for a live conversation on Twitter after the talk! Lyndsey Stonebridge is Interdisciplinary Professor of Humanities and Human Rights at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her recent books include Placeless People: Rights, Writing, and Refugees (OUP, 2018), winner of the Modernist Studies Association Best Book…

Salonistas Q&A

Read at your leisure through the salonistas’ responses to our questions: 1.     We’re sure lots of things helped form your decision to work in the discipline. Please can you tell us about one? 2.     Tell us about one of your formative experiences of teaching the subject. 3.     Could you recommend a couple of recent academic…

Small Press Podcast: Fine Press Poetry

Andrew Moorhouse, founder, and editor of independent publisher Fine Press Poetry gives a compelling account of how he set up his press after suffering a serious health scare. Starting his press in later life and with no knowledge or background of the publishing industry, Andrew explores his book collecting, his drive to create illustrated poetry…