Beowulf: You Know More Than You Think! – Danny Bate

As a living soul of the twenty-first century, if you take a glance at the opening lines of Beowulf, the Old English poem, the chances are that you won’t be able to understand it. If anything, you may perhaps recognise its famous first word, hƿæt. This is absolutely fine, I should add; Old English is an old…

Interdisciplinarity: A Brief Introduction – Dr Matt Hayler

Dr Matt Hayler is a lecturer in post-1945 Literature in the Department of English Literature at the University of Birmingham. His research interests focus on e-reading, materially experimental writing, digital humanities, critical theory, technology, and embodiment. He can be found on twitter @cryurchin. Interdisciplinarity: A Brief Introduction Interdisciplinarity is a long word for a good thing….

‘A vague, uncharted nebula’: disentangling the relationship between language and thought – Greg Woodin

Greg Woodin is a second year English Language student at the University of Birmingham. His interests include psycholinguistics, phonology and pretty much anything to do with words. Howler monkeys, credit: Wikipedia ‘A vague, uncharted nebula’: disentangling the relationship between language and thought I  A Divisive Issue The relationship between language and thought and the extent to…