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Professor Christopher Innes remembered as one of York's stars

  Christopher Innes arrived at York in 1969, and was the longest-serving active member in the Department of English. He made a profound and lasting difference during his time at the University. Innes died due to complications with ALS on June 19. Innes was a Distinguished Research Professor, held a senior Canada Research Chair, and at […]

New documentary digs deep into the ancestry industry

The family history business is booming. English Professor Julia Creet explores the bigger picture behind the ancestry industry in her new documentary, Data Mining the Deceased: Ancestry and the Business of Family. Filmed in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Iceland, the documentary takes a look at people’s motivations behind the business of […]

David Goldstein launches new poetry collection

Starting from the notion that every act of speaking is a translation between worlds, writer, scholar and critic Goldstein’s Lost Originals comprises a collection of elegies for a series of “lost originals” – objects, images and experiences whose ghostly traces can only be evoked through language. Click here for the complete story on yFile.

Professor wins Shakespeare's Globe Book Award

Communal eating can shape or destroy relationships. That’s what York English Professor David Goldstein found while researching and writing Eating and Ethics in Shakespeare’s England, published by Cambridge University Press. His book recently won the Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award for 2014. The award is given to a work which makes an important contribution to the […]