The Ted Hughes Network
Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was one of the most important English language poets of the 20th century — a writer of global stature. Born in Mytholmroyd in the upper Calder Valley, he grew up there and in Mexborough, South Yorkshire. These two Yorkshire locations formed him as a poet and remained fundamental to his work throughout his life. Located between Mytholmroyd and Mexborough, the University of Huddersfield is at the heart of ‘Hughes country’ and thus ideally placed to become a centre of excellence in terms of Hughes-related research, teaching, creativity and public engagement. Accordingly, the English Literature and Creative Writing Subject Area in the Faculty of Music, Humanities and Media at the University of Huddersfield has established the Ted Hughes Network. The THN will place itself at the heart of the academic and non-academic ‘Hughes communities’, making links with organisations and individuals active in the field, generating world-class outputs of its own and facilitating regional, national and international collaboration.