Events

Letters to a President - A National Writing Competition for School Pupils

21 January - 30 April 2021

This spring the University of Manchester’s programme in American Studies is asking UK school students in Years 9- 13 to write “Letters to a President”, to the incoming US presidential administration. The competition officially launches on 21 January, following the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and will close on 30 April 20..

Manchester Literature Festival Spring 2021 Online Events- Caleb Femi Hosted by Vanessa Kisuule

08 - 30 April 2021

This event will be first broadcast at 7.30pm on Thursday 8 April 2021 and be available to watch until 30 April. The event will be pre-recorded and captioned. A rising star on the British poetry scene, Caleb Femi’s debut collection Poor considers what it is to be a young, working class Black man, living in South London in the 21st Century. O..

Manchester Literature Festival Spring 2021 Online Events- Kazuo Ishiguro & Jackie Kay in Conversation

19 April - 17 May 2021

This event will be first broadcast at 7.30pm on Mon 19 April 2021 and available to watch until 17 May. The event will be pre-recorded and captioned. ‘Do you believe in the human heart?’ In his magnificent new novel Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro asks whether humans are unique and, if we are, what makes us so? A story of connection, und..

Manchester Literature Festival Spring 2021 Online Events- Roger Robinson Hosted by Malika Booker

25 March - 30 April 2021

This event will be first broadcast at 7.30pm on Thursday 25 March 2021 and be available to watch until 30 April. The event will be pre-recorded and captioned. One of the most prominent voices in the Black-British writing canon, Roger Robinson is a celebrated poet and musician who has performed around the world. His 2019 poetry collection A Po..

Novel Voices- Natasha Brown and Jarred McGinnis in Conversation with Ellah Wakatama

19:00 - 20:00 26 April 2021

Taking place between February and April 2021, Novel Voices is a five- part, online series featuring Ellah P. Wakatama in conversation with 10 debut authors who are helping to shape 2021's literary landscape. The final event taking place on 26 April will feature writers Natasha Brown and Jarred McGinnis. Natasha Brown has spent a decade worki..

Online Talk: The global appeal of the new generation of Chinese sci-fi writers

18:00 - 19:00 28 April 2021

If you have read books like The Three-Body Problem, you will agree that Chinese science fiction is a diverse and quite unique type of sci-fi. Back in 2019, we welcomed Xia Jia to Manchester Literature Festival and someone asked: ‘What makes Chinese science fiction Chinese?’ In her response she explained that contemporary Chinese science fi..

Ehrhardt Seminar: Dr Kirsi Cobb (Cliff College) ‘“Look at what they’ve turned us into”: Reading the Story of Lot’s Daughters through the Lens of Trauma with a Little Help from the Handmaid’s Tale’

14:00 - 16:00 29 April 2021

The Centre for Biblical Studies weekly seminar series. This semester all sessions will take place online via Zoom. To register to attend, please email siobhan.jolley@manchester.ac.uk. For more on the Centre for Biblical Studies, please see our website at https://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/religions-and-theology/research/centres/centre-for-bibli..

Humanitarianism and Human Rights: Book Launch and Roundtable

15:00 - 17:00 29 April 2021

The book, edited by Michael N Barnett, explores the fluctuating relationship between human rights and humanitarianism. For most of their lives, human rights and humanitarianism have been distant cousins. Humanitarianism focused on situations in faraway places dealing with large-scale loss of life that demanded urgent attention whilst human rig..

Religions & Theology Research Seminar: Dr Katja Stuerzenhofecker (Manchester) “An Act of Compassion? Normalizing Online Delivery of Jewish Orthodox Rituals and Female Participation Under COVID-19”

16:00 - 17:30 29 April 2021

The Religions & Theology research seminar takes place on alternate Thursdays. This semester the seminars will take place online via Zoom - please register to receive the link by emailing Dr. Andrew Boakye. Seminars last 90 minutes including a 30 minute Q&A session.

CIDRAL Online Events - Climate Crisis and the Far Right (title TBC)

17:00 - 19:00 04 May 2021

CIDRAL ONLINE EVENTS - SPRING 2021 (Semester Two) Lecture Series: Crises and Recoveries Andreas Malm (Lund University), on Climate Crisis and the Far Right (title t.b.c.) ZOOM Link - click on joining links Passcode: 312083

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