The Literature team would like to wish our graduating class of 2017 our warmest congratulations! Continue reading
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.
“In the future I hope to continue working in academia, either as a Lecturer or part of a student services team. I was inspired by the Literature lecturers at York St John to consider teaching at university because their passion and knowledge is all I could ever want from a career.”
“I absolutely fell in love with the close-knit environment of life at York St John. There is a real sense of unity amongst the students. ”
“I loved getting to know like-minded people, who all had a passion for literature. York St John is unique in its atmosphere – it is inclusive and intimate and I also felt supported. Every lecture, seminar and tutorial was a joy!”
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
Interview conducted by Tia Byer
In our second visit to ‘Dissertation Corner’ we are joined by Elisha Wise, who is working on expatriation and femininity in the novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Edith Wharton. Continue reading
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
How well do you present yourself online? Do you come across as professional, reliable and employable? How much do you know about your own digital footprint, and the implications this could have on your future?
Late October saw the debut of Amphibious, a play penned by current Literature and History student Lydia Corsland. The play was performed at York Theatre Royal. Words Matter Blogger Jenna Houston sat down with Lydia to discuss the play: its genesis, performance and reception.
Interview conducted by Nicoletta Peddis
In our first ever visit to ‘Dissertation Corner’ we are joined by third-year student, Jenna Houston, who is currently penning a dissertation on binary relationships in Gothic literature!
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.
Second year students, Harriet Mercer and Maya Milburn have been in touch to share with us an exciting and upcoming fundraiser that they have organised.
Blog staffer Beth Davies has been in touch to make students aware of a fabulous opportunity in Nepal. Continue reading
Ever wondered what YSJU looks like to a visiting student? An American visitor helps us to see things differently. Continue reading