SAS in the media

Professor Churchwell on Max: the literary kingmaker, and the ‘culture of succession’

Tuesday 26 January 2021
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell, the School of Advanced Study’s public engagement chair and American literature professorial fellow at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), discusses, on BBC Radio 4 , the legendary US editor Max Perkins and his relationship to F Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, and in the BBC’s ‘ Inside Culture ’ show with Mary Beard, she explores the ‘culture of succession’ (from about 16:52).

Dr Dearnley’s guided tour through shadowy London

Tuesday 26 January 2021
School of Advanced Study
Dr Elizabeth Dearnley , events and research projects officer and visiting research fellow at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), was interviewed by BBC Radio London (2:07:20) about her book, Into the London Fog , an ‘atmospheric tour through a shadowy London, a city which has long inspired writers of the weird and uncanny'. It also features in an On Magazine review.

The plague of Justinian

Thursday 21 January 2021
Institute of Classical Studies
Professor Greg Woolf , director of the Institute of Classical Studies ( ICS ), took part in a BBC Radio 4 ‘ In Our Time ’ discussion on the plague that broke out in Constantinople 541AD, in the reign of Emperor Justinian.

The party of Lincoln ignores his warning against mobocracy

Friday 15 January 2021
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell, the School of Advanced Study’s public engagement chair and American literature professorial fellow at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), published an essay in The New York Review entitled ‘ The party of Lincoln ignores his warning against mobocracy ’ (subscription is needed to read the full article).

Professor Churchwell on 'The Great Gatsby'

Thursday 14 January 2021
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair at the School of Advanced Study and American literature professorial fellow at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), discusses, on BBC Radio 4 ,  The Great Gatsby , F Scott Fitzgerald’s finest novel, published in 1925, one of the great American novels of the  20th century. 

or, The Whale

Sunday 10 January 2021
Institute of English Studies
Dr Christopher Oghe , lecturer in digital approaches to literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), discusses his favourite editions of Moby Dick , Herman Melville’s literary classic, in the British Library American Collections blog ‘ or, The Whale ’.

Raising standards for global data sharing

Friday 8 January 2021
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Dr Nóra Ni Loideain , director of the Information Law and Policy Centre ( ILPC ) at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), contributed to a letter published in leading international journal Science. Entitled ‘Raising standards for global data sharing’, it argues against efforts to weaken European data protection standards and is available here .    

Covid-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean

Thursday 31 December 2020
Institute of Latin American Studies
Dr Ainhoa Montoya , senior lecturer in Latin American studies, has guest edited a special issue of the Bulletin of Latin American Researc h on Covid-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean , along with Jasmine Gideon, Ann Varley, Joanna Crow Juan Pablo Ferrero and Edward King. The issue includes 24 articles offering an overview of some of the reverberations and devastating impacts of the pandemic in the region.

Professor Smith on how leftovers absorb flavours and the long-term impact of loss of taste and smell

Saturday 26 December 2020
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), provides tips for using up leftovers and explains how they absorb flavours on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet Boxing Day show. Meanwhile, in a podcast for Foodmatters.co.uk , he, in his roles as founder of IP’s Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ) and UK lead for a research group studying the long-term impact of loss of taste and smell in Covid-19 sufferers, provides insights including how the affected can get help.

Professor Hussey on France's secularist ideals

Monday 21 December 2020
School of Advanced Study
Paris-based cultural historian Professor Andrew Hussey looks at the devastating fault lines that have emerged during 2020 in France’s secularist ideals in BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week discussion, ‘ Thomas Becket and the rift between church and state ’.

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