Salford well represented at English: Shared Futures 2022 Conference

Categories: School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

The University of Salford will be well represented at this year’s English: Shared Futures conference with over 300 delegates attending over 70 sessions at 3 venues across Manchester from the 8-9 July.

Dr Caroline Magennis, Dr Emma Barnes, Dr Jade Munslow Ong, and Dr Glyn White will be presenting along with PhD student Kate Barnes. Journalism Lecturer Kate Feld will also be reading and hosting the Friday evening prose event with author Adam Farrer, a member of the University's QEO Development Office coordinating readers and performing alongside Kate. 

English: Shared Futures aims to celebrate and explore the intellectual strength, diversity and creativity of English language, literature, and creative writing in the UK and across the world.

The conference is hosted by the University of Salford, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester with sessions and readings led by academic and educational professionals, authors, poets, and teachers working in the field of English Studies. The conference is organised by Eleanor Beal, Robert Eaglestone and Gail Marshall in association with The English Association, The Institute of English Studies, the National Association for the Teaching of English, the National Association of Writers in Education and University English.  

Reader in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature Dr Caroline Magennis said: “Salford colleagues have been delighted to have been involved in the planning of the English Shared Futures conference, the biggest event of its kind in the country. It’s a celebration of our discipline and the power of reading, writing and performance in Greater Manchester.

“In addition to the English and Journalism colleagues sharing their academic and creative work, we have three student interns – Fatima Khan from BA English Literature, Simon Ross from MA Creative Writing and Lucy Lavery from MA Literature and Culture. They will be working as a team to ensure the conference runs smoothly and given vital networking opportunities with academics, publishers and the creative and cultural industries.”

Find out more about English: Shared Futures 2022.

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