The study of English at the University of St Andrews has a long and distinguished history that is sustained in the scholarly, critical, and creative dynamism of today's School of English. In the present day, the School enjoys an international reputation as a centre for both academic research and literary creativity. In the 2008 RAE, the School had 70% of its research and writing rated as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'. The School's richest inheritance, however, is its collegiality: we pride ourselves on our friendliness, and on our common enthusiasm for great literature.
Wednesday 15th October
‘A Perfect Storm: The Nature of Consciousness on Salisbury Plain’
Professor Heidi Thomson
(Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand)
Thursday 16th October
The Bagley Wright Lecture: ‘Meaningfulness’
Fragments and Living Monuments: Mary Wollstonecraft, 1759-1797
Bell Pettigrew Museum
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Guide to the poetry of Michael Donaghy by Professor Don Paterson
Smith: A Reader's Guide to the Poetry of Michael Donaghy, written by Professor Don Paterson, is published this month by Picador. This is the first substantial critical work to be written on Donaghy, and coincides with the tenth anniversary of Donaghy's death, and the publication of the new paperback edition of his Collected Poems.