Professor Diana Wallace’s Inaugural Lecture, March 2013

Professor Diana Wallace

Professor Diana Wallace Wallace presents her inaugural professorial lecture: The Gender of English.

Regarded from its inception as an appropriate subject for the women then first beginning to enter universities, English Studies still predominately attracts female students. It has, nevertheless, been dominated and professionalised by male lecturers and professors. How does this gender balance affect thinking about ‘English Literature’?

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Philip Gross reads from Deep Field

Philip Gross In this video, Philip Gross reads two poems from Deep Field, his latest collection, of poetry published by Bloodaxe Books. In his nineties Philip Gross’s father, a wartime refugee, began to lose his several languages, first to deafness, then profound aphasia. Deeply thought as well as deeply felt, these poems reach into that gulf to find him -through recovery of histories both spoken and unspoken as well as an excavation of the spoken word itself.

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Diana Wallace on women and the historical novel

Diana Wallace Professor Diana Wallace, Head of English at the University of Glamorgan, talks about how the historical novel, usually a female genre, allows women to write themselves into history.

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Christopher Meredith, poetry and inspiration

chris Meredith Chris Meredith reads one of his short poems and talks about the inspiration behind it.

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Kevin Mills on literary theory

Kevin Mills Dr Kevin Mills asks why should we study literary theory.

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