‘Et in Arcadia ego’ – Reflections on Visiting Castle Howard

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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Comfort Reads: Muriel Spark’s A Far Cry From Kensington

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: submit your work to this new and growing collection!

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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‘beyond all imagination’. holocaust memorial day and writing the incomprehensible

By Charlotte Stevenson

Current student Charlotte Stevenson reflects on the recent screening of Night and Fog for Holocaust Memorial Day and on her reading of Rena’s Promise for the module Conflicting Words, commenting on the tension between the necessity of commemoration and impossibility of writing about the unimaginable.  Continue reading “‘beyond all imagination’. holocaust memorial day and writing the incomprehensible”