University of Sheffield


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Education Hilary Mantel
HM transferred from the LSE to the Law faculty of the University of Sheffield in order to be with her boyfriend, Gerald , who was studying geological science there.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Mantel, Hilary. Giving up the Ghost. Fourth Estate.
Education Iris Murdoch
At the same time as applying for her place at Newnham, she kept her options open by applying for a lectureship at Sheffield University and a place at Vassar in New York State, as...
Education Louise Page
LP took a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts at Birmingham University in 1976 (the year her first play received a reading at the Royal Court Theatre ). She followed it with a post-graduate degree...
Employer Angela Carter
AC was an Arts Council fellow in creative writing at the University of Sheffield; after this university jobs became increasingly important to her.
Kester-Shelton, Pamela, editor. Feminist Writers. St James Press.
Employer Sarah Daniels
SD was writer-in-residence in the English Department at Sheffield University in 1981, when her career as a dramatist took off with three plays in production successively.
Bull, John, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 245. Gale Research.
Employer Louise Page
In 1979 LP had a post at the University of Sheffield as Yorkshire Television 's Fellow in Drama and Television. She was also employed to teach at the University of Birmingham . In 1982-3 she...
Family and Intimate relationships Vera Brittain
Catlin (not to be confused with the nineteenth-century US painter George Catlin) was the only child of a Congregational minister and his pro-suffragette wife, whose feminist beliefs combined with her husband's growing hostility eventually ended...
Material Conditions of Writing Hilary Mantel
The idea for the first of these novels originated while HM was a patient under psychiatric care at Sheffield University Student Health Services, suffering from the effects of anti-psychotic medication. She told her doctor that...
Occupation William Empson
He found himself teaching in primitive and personally dangerous conditions in distant universities, at least one a temporary, ad hoc organization—not only short of food but also teaching without books. He was the only European...
Occupation Hilary Mantel
After leaving the University of Sheffield , HM spent some time as a social worker at a geriatric hospital, followed by a period of retail industry employment.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
She worked at two menial jobs in...
Performance of text Sarah Daniels
Penumbra, SD 's first play to reach the stage, was performed at SheffieldUniversity (where she was then writer in residence).
Bull, John, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 245. Gale Research.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Griffin, Gabriele. “Violence, Abuse, and Gender Relations in the Plays of Sarah Daniels”. The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights, edited by Elaine Aston and Janelle Reinelt, Cambridge University Press, pp. 194-11.
Reception Margaret Drabble
Sheffield University awarded MD an Honorary DLitt.
Stovel, Nora Foster. Margaret Drabble: Symbolic Moralist. Starmont House.
Reception Penelope Shuttle
PS has recorded work for the Poetry Archive , with the comment: In my poetry I give primacy to the breath.
The Poetry Archive.
Peter Redgrove 's manuscripts are held by Sheffield University .
Hobsbaum, Philip. “Peter Redgrove: poet known as ’scientist of the strange’”. The Independent.
Reception Edith Sitwell
She received further honorary degrees from Durham (June 1948), Oxford (June 1951), and Sheffield (1955).
Glendinning, Victoria. Edith Sitwell. Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
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Textual Production Ann Radcliffe
AR is the only woman included in part 3 of the Index of English Literary Manuscripts, volume III, 1700-1800, edited by Margaret M. Smith and Alexander Lindsay , 1992. Apart from the commonplace-book at...


1897: University College, Sheffield, was founded;...

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University College, Sheffield, was founded; it became the University of Sheffield in 1905.

31 May 1905: By Royal Charter, the University College...

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31 May 1905

By Royal Charter, the University College of Sheffield became the University of Sheffield .

By 1965: Five English universities were offering B.Ed....

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By 1965

Five English universities were offering B.Ed. degrees: Keele , Leeds , Reading , Sheffield , and Sussex .


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