breaking news: the ysj english literature society returns!

By Rose Kirby, English Lit Society Publicity Officer

Following the winding down of this society in previous years, we’re here to restart the academic and diverse community that stood at York St John. A community that will encourage discussion and thorough engagement, as well as support, we are open to students studying Literature, or anyone that loves to emerge themselves in literature.

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event reflection: shakespeare’s contemporary appeal

By Oscar Williams

Pippa Nixon and Alex Waldmann discuss Shakespeare in the 21st Century.

York St. John recently hosted an intimate discussion on Shakespeare with leading Shakespearean actors, and York St John Cultural Fellows, Pippa Nixon and Alex Waldmann. Pippa and Alex have been involved in polarising, contemporary productions of As You Like It, King John and Hamlet. Continue reading

words matter review: house of leaves

By Adam Cummins

‘This is not for you.’

So begins 2000’s House of Leaves. Why do I give the year and not the author? Because the author of House of Leaves is deliberately hard to find, much like the text itself. Where does the text begin and end? Who writes, and who reads? House of leaves is ergodic literature at its finest, and it might just be the most disturbing thing you’ll ever read. Continue reading

guest speaker from york explore archives

The History Society have been in touch to share with us an event they have organised on Wednesday 8th November. A conservationist from York Explore Archives will be coming in to give a talk in DG/121 from 6:30pm.

Pop along if you are interested.