Celebrating the career of Sylvia Adamson

Posted on August 3, 2016 by



On Saturday 17th September there will be a special event at Sheffield to celebrate the career of Professor Sylvia Adamson, and also launch a volume of collected essays, Linguistics and Literary History (John Benjamins), published in her honour. Sylvia was Professor of Linguistics and Literary History at the Victoria University of Manchester from 1999 to 2004, and Manchester colleagues remember her fondly.

The event will take the form of an eclectic series of papers across literary and linguistic topics. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jonathan Hope, University of Strathclyde
  • Danny Karlin, University of Bristol
  • Peter Matthews, University of Cambridge
  • Nigel Vincent, University of Manchester
  • Susan Fitzmaurice, University of Sheffield

Plus there will be a paper from the guest of honour, Sylvia Adamson.

The event will take place at the Humanities Research Institute (HRI) at the University of Sheffield, 11am-5pm, finishing with a wine reception and moving on to dinner for those who would like to join us. Please see here for directions to the HRI. For general travel information please see here.

A small charge will be made (c. £10) to cover coffee and lunch. To book a place, please email Jane Hodson.

Featured image: directions to the HRI.

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