BCLA Response to Compulsory Redundancies in ML at Nottingham

The University of Nottingham has proposed severe cuts to staffing in the School of Cultures, Languages, and Area Studies (CLAS) at the University of Nottingham, as a result of a Portfolio Review in the Faculty of Arts. The Review proposes a savage reduction in staffing levels in CLAS. (See the open letter from the staff in the Department of German Studies, University of Nottingham)

In response, Marina Warner, the President of the BCLA, has commented on the plans, which are ‘startlingly ill-judged and short-termist’. In her letter to Professor Greenaway, the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, she warns against such a dangerous step:

‘The BCLA represents and supports the interests of research and teaching in comparative literary and cultural studies in the UK in multiple languages, and our members […] wish to protest in the strongest possible terms against such proposals.’