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 Charlotte Stevenson
Each year, to accompany reading Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, third year students studying our Twentieth-Century Writing module visit the Brideshead of the screen, Castle Howard. Here Charlotte Stevenson reflects on her thoughts of the 2018 trip and her experience of reading Waugh’s novel.
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By Ethan Newton-Hamer
As part of our ongoing ‘Comfort Reads’ series, Ethan Newton-Hamer shares the story which initially led them to discover the Mortal Instruments series!
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In our ongoing feature inspired by ILE’s growing ‘Reading for Wellbeing’ collection of fiction for staff and students, Adam Cummins shares his love for T.H. White’s The Once and Future King.
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By Erin Byrne
From 8-12 October York St John University will be holding its inaugural ‘Comfort Reads Week’, hosted by ILE. This week of events seeks to celebrate and explore the power of reading for promoting and ensuring wellbeing. To get in the mood, we asked our students to tell us about their favourite comfort reads. In this post, Erin Byrne shares her love of A Far Cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark.
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Terra Two Submission Deadline: 1st of April!
“The next deadline for submitting creative writing, literary analysis, visual art, musical work, political commentary or a ‘message in a bottle’ to help shape the first off-world colony is approaching! Please see https://yorkstjohnterratwo.com/next-submission-deadline-1-april-2018/ for more details.
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In this weeks visit to dissertation corner, Jenna Houston talks to Alice Whiles about her dissertation on racial passing and the reader.
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by Charlotte Stevenson
Current student Charlotte Stevenson reflects on the weekend’s 2018 World Cancer Day and what this means to her. She speaks of the importance of raising awareness.
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Many thanks to Mollie Field for getting in touch to let all of our students know about the following opportunity to write for Neutral Magazine.
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