In this week’s instalment of Dissertation Corner we talk to Hannah Tetlow about her project on American Masculinity at the end of the Nineteenth Century.
In this week’s Dissertation Corner we speak to Harriet Mercer about her project on Mourning and Death in the Romantic Elegy, 1750-1830.
Inspired by responses to the recent National Theatre Live production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Adam Kirkbride contemplates the dangers that arise when we assume the problems of the past are no longer visited upon the present.
By Adam Kirkbride
Blog Staffer Adam Kirkbride catches Hadestown at the National Theatre before it strikes off for the bright likes of Broadway!
This week, as a new year begins, we are taking a look back over the past 12 months and celebrating everything that’s happened here on the Literature programme this year. In this post, we’ll be rounding up the big stories from the blog. We don’t have room to mention them all, but here are the ones that made a real splash on the blog!
Tomorrow be hearing what you said about your time with us in 2018.
In the run-up to Christmas, YSJ literature students are putting together posts to enter into the festive frame of mind. Here Lucy Pettigrew shares her poem on York at Christmas time. Continue reading “York At Christmas, A Poem by Lucy Pettigrew”
By Abi Whitaker
In this Event piece, Abi Whitaker shares with us on a deeply personal retrospective of last week’s event for the launch of Spells: 21st Century Occult Poetry , a poetry anthology edited by Rebecca Tamás and Sarah Shin.
The third year of undergraduate studies is one of the most exciting and challenging parts of any degree. Here Ella Bramhall discusses her thoughts and experiences of this milestone so far and offers some extremely useful tips to fellow students.
By James Turner and Annice White
As October came to an end, York St John University hosted the Northern Fiction Alliance Roadshow. Here James Turner and Annice White reflect on and share their experiences of the event.
By Charlotte Crawshaw
Last week, Drs Adam Smith and Jo Waugh accompanied a group of students to York Explore Archive to consult a collection of texts printed in York in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Guest blogger Charlotte Crawshaw reports.
By Erin Byrne
On Thursday 11th October, Dr Jo Waugh delivered the Literature Programme’s annual ‘Words Matter’ lecture, this year exploring the topic of Literature and Contagion. Regular Blog Writer Erin Bryne was on the scene.
By Annice White
MA Student Annice White shares her favourite comfort read (and the inspiration for her dissertation!), Audrey Nefferenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife.
By Ella Bramhall
This week, as part of ‘Libraries Week’, ILE has been celebrating the power of reading for wellbeing. As the week draws to a close, Ella Bramhall asks: Why do we read for comfort anyway?
By Lucy Pettigrew
From 8-12 October (THIS WEEK!) York St John University is holding its inaugural ‘Comfort Reads Week’, hosted by ILE as part of Libraries Week. This week of events seeks to celebrate and explore the power of reading for wellbeing. To get in the mood, we asked our students to tell us about their favourite comfort reads. In this post, Lucy Pettigrew shares her love for Ned Vizzini’s It’s a Kind of Funny Story.