Poets in Vogue
This exhibition will present creative interpretations of the clothes of women poets alongside the poetry they wrote about fashion and self-image.
Visions of the Future: Past and Present
How have past cultures envisioned the future and how has this influenced our view of the future today?
Addressing Sinophobia and Chinese Food Culture in an Age of COVID-19
Popular belief that COVID-19’s origins lie in Wuhan’s Huanan Seafood and Wildlife Market has led to a rise in hate-crime against the Chinese and the foregrounding of negative perceptions of Chinese food culture.
Early Modern English Social Structure and Identity (EMESSI)
This study, developed in dialogue with the ERC-funded project Travel, Transculturality and Identity in England 1550-1700 (TIDE), aims at providing new insights on issues of identity and belonging in Early Modern England through language.
Voices from Coventry: A sociolinguistic study of George Eliot’s novels and correspondence
This sociolinguistic study uses corpus, computational and discourse methods of analysis to analyse the correspondence and novels of George Eliot to examine how GE communicated with her wider social network (typically the middle to upper layers of society), as well as how social rank and dialect are represented through her literature.
Conversation strategies and communicative competence
This project is a an investigation of the effects of teaching conversation strategies and the language used to realise them as a means for developing conversation skills in learners of English as second language.
COVID-19 CARE: Culture and the Arts, from Restriction to Enhancement: Protecting Mental Health in the Liverpool City Region
This study, led by Professor Josie Billington and Dr Katia Balabanova, will assess the impact on mental health of restricted access to arts and culture in a specific city region, and track, enable and enhance the value of innovation in arts provision in mitigating associated harms.
Yemen in Conflict
Since 2019 the Centre for New and International Writing has been working in close collaboration with the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival and colleagues at the University of Leeds to explore ways of protecting and preserving popular literature in Yemen.
COVID-19: Phraseology, imagery, and perceptions of public health messages by speakers of English as an additional language
This project examines linguistic and multimodal communication issues surrounding the effectiveness of public health information about COVID-19 for speakers of English as an additional language (EAL).
Mermaids of the British Isles and Ireland
This project looks at the figure of the mermaid in the medieval cultures of the British Isles and Ireland between (circa 500 to circa 1500), particularly in relation to church iconography, literature and manuscript illumination.