Centre for South West Writing
The Centre for South West Writing exists to promote the appreciation of the region’s many important creative writers. Located in the College of Humanities, it brings together expertise from both the Streatham and Tremough campuses of the University of Exeter. Read more about our staff.
At its heart are the Special Collections of books and manuscripts by South West writers, including John Betjeman, Agatha Christie, Daphne du Maurier, Ted Hughes and Henry Williamson. The Centre aims to work with Academic Services to supplement existing holdings and to develop the infrastructure for students, researchers and visitors to use and enjoy the collections.
The Centre encourages interactions with the local business and heritage communities, and it serves the region through organising a programme of readings, workshops and conferences.
For further details, please contact Prof Tim Kendall
Panel images above provided by courtesy of Noel Chanan, Henry Williamson Estate, The Chichester Partnership and Special Collections, University of Exeter and are subject to copyright.
Re-Visiting Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978): Call for papers
Submissions are invited for papers from postgraduate students and established scholars on any aspect of Sylvia Townsend Warner's work. Deadline: 1 December 2011. More information
Thomas Hardy: Call for papers
Submissions are invited for papers on 'Global Hardy', exploring the global reception and circulation of Hardy and his ideas, for a special issue of Literature Compass. Deadline: 1 July 2012. More information
New Hardy and Jefferies books
A new book on Thomas Hardy and the Jurassic Coast and a Richard Jefferies anthology, co-authored and edited by PhD student Rebecca Welshman, have been published. During the course of her research Rebecca has also found two unknown letters by Jefferies, revaling his great interest in astronomy. For more information click here.
Celebrating Ivor Gurney in Gloucester
As the Gurney archive begins to be opened up following its extensive recataloguing by Exeter PhD student, Philip Lancaster, Gloucester Three Choirs Festival celebrates one of its most famous sons. click here for more details.