Funding Success for Sheffield Research into the Discourse of Holiday Cottage Guestbooks

Professor Joanna Gavins and Dr Sara Whiteley from the University of Sheffield’s Literary Linguistics Research Cluster have secured funding from the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust to support their research project, Linguistic Creativity in the Discourse of National Trust Holiday Cottage Guestbooks. The project examines the language used by visitors to The National Trust’s holiday…

Congratulations, Dr Norledge!

We are delighted to announce that Jessica Norledge, PhD student in literary linguistics at the University of Sheffield, successfully passed her viva on Friday. Congratulations, Jess! Jess’ thesis is entitled Reading the Dystopian Short Story and her doctoral work was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Jess takes a cognitive-poetic approach to the exploration of…

Second Workshop for Teachers of KS3 English on Text-Worlds in the Classroom

Following on from the success of our free workshop for KS3 English teachers in October last year, the Literary Linguistics Research Cluster are delighted to announce that we will be running a second workshop on Text-Worlds in the Classroom on Tuesday 25th April 2017. Once again, our team of world-leading experts will be giving teachers the opportunity to learn about…

Free Workshop for KS3 English Teachers on Text-Worlds in the Classroom

On Friday 14th October the University of Sheffield will be running a free one-day workshop, giving teachers of Key Stage 3 English the opportunity to learn about one of the most dynamic approaches to integrated English language and literature to have developed in recent years. Working with the world’s leading experts in the field, teachers will be able to…

3rd International Conference on Dialect in Literature

The third International Conference on Dialect and Literature, which took place at the University of Sheffield in July, proved to be a collegial and intellectually stimulating event. Delegates joined us from Hong Kong, Egypt, Europe and the US to hear papers on topics including Nineteenth Century Tyneside Dialect Song, Creole in French Caribbean Literature, Buffy the Vampire…

Symposium Success: The Author in Stylistics

Our student-led symposium, The Author in Stylistics, was a huge success last week. Literary linguistics PhD students, Jess Norledge and Sarah Jackson, organised a fantastic line-up of speakers who presented papers on a wide range of discourse types, including poetry, drama, narrative, political discourse, and satire. The symposium took place on Tuesday 5th July and was…

Book news! World Building: Discourse in the Mind

The first dedicated collection of chapters on Text World Theory and other worlds-based approaches to the analysis of literary and non-literary discourse has been published by Bloomsbury in their Advances in Stylistics book series.  World Building: Discourse in the Mind is edited by Literary Linguistics cluster member, Joanna Gavins, and Ernestine Lahey, from University College…

ICDAL3: Conference Announcement

We are delighted to announce that the third International Conference on Dialect and Literature (ICDAL3) will take place at the University of Sheffield from 14th-15th July 2016. We have an exciting line up of speakers across 2 days, including our plenary Professor Urzsula Clark from the University of Aston. The full programme can be found here:…

Call for Papers: The Author in Stylistics

The Literary Linguistics Research Cluster in the Centre for Linguistic Research at the University of Sheffield are pleased to announce the CFP (below) for our upcoming one-day symposium The Author in Stylistics which will take place on Tuesday 5th July 2016. The Author in Stylistics Tuesday 5th July 2016 Plenary speakers: Dr Joanna Gavins, University…

Literary Linguistics Launch Event

The new Literary Linguistics Research Cluster at the University of Sheffield was launched at a special event on Friday 29th January 2016. The event showcased some of the most recent work of our staff and postgraduate student members through a series of 15-minute ‘Windows on Research’ presentations throughout the afternoon, along with some stimulating discussion. The…