by Olivia Haysman-Walker Metaphors are something that we come across every day, but nevertheless struggle to correctly identify most of the time. They are highly subjective, come in all modes and medium of communication and are essential to both our language and the way we understand the world. Having been taught the fundamentals of metaphor … Continue reading “Metaphors in Advertising”
Category: English Language and Literature
Shakespeare with D/deaf Children – Lauren
‘The artistry of sign language brings fresh life to Shakespeare’s words’ – PG Researcher Lauren learns how the use of sign language can enrich everyone’s experience of Shakespeare.
Shakespeare with D/deaf Children – Annika
The University of Birmingham’s partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company at The Other Place has given rise to lots of different projects and opportunities. One of these aims to help D/deaf children interact with Shakespeare, so Annika (MA Shakespeare and Creativity) spent several weeks working to adapt material in the RSC Toolkit.
Putting the Science Back in Sci-fi
Being paid to read about the sex lives of aliens was one of the highlights of her summer, explains UG Researcher Anjali.
Unfinished Reflections on a Project about Metaphor
The start of term is only the beginning for Postgraduate researcher Greg Woodin, who’s about to undertake a study on metaphor now our students have returned to the campus.
An Imaginary Journey to the Middle Ages: Women and the Book
Ester (MRes Modern Greek Studies) has been working with the Women and the Book project team to explore women’s interaction with book culture in the period c. 500-1600. Here, she shares some of her (sometimes surprising) findings.
Completing the Complete Works of Oscar Wilde
From tackling Oscar Wilde’s handwriting to delving into newspapers from the 1890s, there was plenty to keep UG researcher Hannah busy during her research scholarship!
Unhealthy addiction! Feminist liberation! …Or maybe just a cosy read? Mills & Boon and Mass Market Romance
A trip to the Mills & Boon archive offered English student Flora a rare glimpse into the life of one of their most successful writers, Violet Winspear.
The Realities of Research and the Joys of World War One Plays
Lydia Manley (BA English) shares what she learnt on her research quest to discover why one particular World War One play became such a global success.
‘French Verse in Renaissance Britain’: A Joint Honours Dream
‘Women were responsible for producing some of the most important and popular texts translated in Renaissance Britain’ – Lucy Painter shares some of her findings from 5 weeks studying a range of translated books from Renaissance Britain.