This fortnight’s session focuses on TV Christmas specials, where we’ll discuss the standard tropes and some of our favourites.
For our last Page Breaks of 2023 we are talking about gossip! We will focus on the many iterations, meanings, and implications of gossip, including (but not limited to): the characterisation of gossip as feminine, gossip as idle chatter or a real subversion of power structures, scandal, solidarity, storytelling, folklore, dilemmas, expression, and gossip splitting … Continue reading “Page Breaks: Gossip (1pm, Mon 4 Dec)”
Tuesday 28 November at 6:30 pm BST, Zoom Autumn and winter symbolize death and the hope for the renewal to come in spring. In this spirit (and with a bit of an imaginative stretch)… Join us on the 28th November for our Romance Reading Group session on Akwaeke Emezi’s novel You Made a Fool of … Continue reading “Romance Reading Group – November session: Akwaeke Emezi’s You Made a Fool of Death with your Beauty”
For our next session, we’ll be reading Nirmala Erevelles’s open access article ‘Thinking with Disability Studies’.
Wednesday December 6th 2-4pm, Arts Lecture Room 5. The second seminar of Ekphrastic Encounters – the newly established interdisciplinary discussion/research forum on new forms and approaches to ekphrasis – will be led by Sophie Hatchwell, Associate Professor in Art History.
In our next Page Breaks session, we are reading post-apocalyptic fiction, with an excerpt from After London; or Wild England by Richard Jefferies (1885). Discussion will revolve around the text and what pre-20th century post-apocalyptic texts tell us about images of the future, as well as any other post-apocalyptic fiction examples you bring to the … Continue reading “Page Breaks: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction (1pm, Mon 20 Nov)”
We’ll be discussing Fandom Studies via Henry Jenkins’ Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture.
Next, we are talking about fandoms and fanfiction at Page Breaks: what they are, what they mean for the people who are apart of fandoms and those that read fanfiction, and what happens to literature through fanfiction. Thank you to Georgie Rowe and Kit Richards for taking the helm this week with the reading suggestions, … Continue reading “Page Breaks: Fandoms and Fanfiction (1pm, Mon 6 Nov)”
This session is a chance to hear advice from staff and postgrads in English Literature on effective ways to research: how to get started in the early phases of a project or as you move to a new chapter or section, ways to maintain focus, and help with being productive even when other things may … Continue reading “Research Focus: Tips on Getting Started and Staying Productive (Mon 23 Oct)”
Wednesday October 18th 2-4pm Lecture Room 7 Arts Building The first seminar of Ekphrastic Encounters – the newly established interdisciplinary discussion/research forum on new forms and approaches to ekphrasis – will be led by John Fagg, Senior Lecturer in America Literature and Culture, who has written extensively about the interface between word and image. In … Continue reading “Ekphrasis As Political Encounter”