Bob Dylan: Poet of Record21 October 2016On November 13th, the Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 was awarded to Bob Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". Below are extracts from Daniel Karlin's response in the Times Literary Supplement.
Bob Dylan, Nobel Laureate?12 October 2016The 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced on Thursday 13 October. While the front-runners are considered to be the Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami and Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, one current Bristol English Professor, and one former, have discussed how the famously inscrutable Dylan might react.
Recent BPI Speaker in TLS23 September 2016This week's edition of the Times Literary Supplement includes Mark Ford's essay: A London Romance: Thomas Hardy in 1872, at 'the parting of the ways'. Professor Ford recently gave the lecture, Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner, at the Bristol Poetry Institute.
Danny Karlin to give 2016 Clarendon Lectures18 September 2016Daniel Karlin, Winterstoke Professor of English and founding Director of the Bristol Poetry Institute, will give the prestigious Clarendon Lectures at the University of Oxford this Michaelmas term.
Daniel Karlin on BBC Radio 423 March 2016Daniel Karlin, Winterstoke Professor of English Literature and founding Director of the Bristol Poetry Institute, will tomorrow appear on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg to discuss Elizabeth Barrett Browning's epic Aurora Leigh.
Debut Poetry Collection from William Wootten28 February 2016William Wootten, Co-Director of the Bristol Poetry Institute and Lecturer in Poetry and Creative Writing, will next month launch his first collection of poetry, You Have A Visitor.
Professor Charles Tomlinson, 1927-201524 August 2015Charles Tomlinson, Professor Emeritus in the Department of English and an internationally acclaimed poet, died on 22 August 2015 aged 88. His colleague and friend, Professor David Hopkins, offers a remembrance.