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Welcome to the English department’s blog! Our students and staff will be posting about studying at Liverpool, behind-the-scenes at events, and our views on how English shapes the world we live in. 

Four Letter WordsFour Letter Words

Four Letter Words

Thanks to funding from the University of Liverpool’s Early Career Researchers and Returners’ Fund, the Centre for New and International Writing and the Department of English, I was able to hold a 2-day workshop for my new play, Four Letter Words, which culminated in a rehearsed reading to an invited audience. The Everyman & Playhouse Theatre kindly provided rehearsal space and New Works Associate, Tommo Fowler, offered his dramaturgical support. I was lucky to work with a brilliant team of collaborators on the workshop: director Millie Foy, actors, Ged McKenna, Katie Erich, Nadia Anim and Alicya Eyo, and BSL interpreter Leanne Morris.  

Posted on: 21 May 2024

“We have to be weird and random and non-linear:” Joe Ward Munrow on Creativity, AI, and the Revolutionary Potential of Community

“We have to be weird and random and non-linear:” Joe Ward Munrow on Creativity, AI, and the Revolutionary Potential of Community

Munrow’s latest play centres around the mythological leader of the Luddite revolution, but its themes are painfully relevant to our digital age

Posted on: 30 April 2024

Poetry in a Time of Crisis - ReviewPoetry in a Time of Crisis - Review

Poetry in a Time of Crisis - Review

The Allott / Poetry Society Annual Lecture Series has been hosted by many international writers. Previously featured poets include Anne Carson, Valzhyna Mort, C K Williams, Jan Wagner and Terrance Hayes.

Posted on: 31 May 2023

Worth Review – a theatrically thrilling dark comedy: 

Worth Review – a theatrically thrilling dark comedy: 

Set against the cosy backdrop of the Yeung siblings’ family home, what begins as a comedic journey down memory lane soon spirals into a dramatic retelling of the horrors from the past.

Posted on: 25 May 2023

Pavilion Poetry Launch Review: Tuesday 25th April 2023

Pavilion Poetry Launch Review: Tuesday 25th April 2023

An audience is captured in the palm of three pairs of hands. One holds monsoon seasons, marigolds and coconuts; the next holds eros, bone scans, and roots; and the other holds starfish, mud and estuaries.....

Posted on: 24 May 2023

Top GirlsTop Girls

Top Girls

As the Everyman Theatre prepared for their current run of Caryl Churchill’s ‘Top Girls’, they welcomed students from the Department of English behind the scenes to learn more about the process of putting on a show.

Posted on: 26 April 2023

The Obscured Roots of Magical RealismThe Obscured Roots of Magical Realism

The Obscured Roots of Magical Realism

By Mitzi Castle

Posted on: 15 June 2022

Murakami’s Magical Realism: Entering Different RealmsMurakami’s Magical Realism: Entering Different Realms

Murakami’s Magical Realism: Entering Different Realms

By Mitzi Castle

Posted on: 15 June 2022

Skills Week: Script for Screen CourseSkills Week: Script for Screen Course

Skills Week: Script for Screen Course

By Mariam Abood

Posted on: 8 June 2022

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