Book Swap For our last Page Breaks session of the semester, we’re trying a new (festive!) format. Come with a book – and leave with a new one! Text Please bring any book you’d like to swap (something you loved, something that wasn’t for you – anything you’d like). We’ll provide envelopes so you can … Continue reading “Page Breaks: 1st Annual Festive Book Swap!”
This week’s Page Breaks session will return to our ‘Works Loved’ format. We often have a cohering theme, but this week we invite you to bring any favourite text. Are there books that you return to in difficult times? Passages you read for pleasure or relaxation? A text you’ve read recently but anticipate will stay … Continue reading “Works Loved”
As Elon takes over Twitter, we’ll think about some creative literary uses of the platform. On Tuesday 8th November, our topic is the concise art of Twitter Fiction. Love it or hate it, come along to share your views – or find out what it is!
Our next Research Day will be on Thursday 3rd November. This is an opportunity to work on your own research in a friendly and supportive environment, while knowing that others are working at the same time. We’ll have periodic zoom calls to set and reflect on goals, and an afternoon session to share new ideas … Continue reading “Research Day: Hocus Pocus Focus! (Thursday 3rd November)”
Please come along to the department staff research seminar in weeks 8 and 10 (all welcome from across the School). We will be running them in a hybrid format to facilitate participation, but apologies to those for whom this time is difficult. Please bring lunch; we will try and source some biscuits. Tues, Nov 15 (Week 8), … Continue reading “English Lit Department Research Seminar”
Welcome! On Tuesday 25th October, in honour of Halloween, we invite you to bring any and all texts relating to magic. Come along to share works of fiction, film, or other media that you’ve enjoyed on this theme.
On Tuesday 18th October, we’ll discuss Ursula Le Guin’s thought-provoking essay on storytelling, community, and her call to move beyond “the killer story” to the novel as “a medicine bundle, holding things in a particular, powerful relation to one another and to us.”
Our first Romance Reading Group online session this academic year is based on sequels. And Just Like That (2021), she was Mad About the Boy (2013). This will be on Wednesday 19th October at 5:30pm GMT via Zoom, so save the date in your calendars! RSVP via: https://romancegroup.wixsite.com/home/event-details/reimagining-the-happily-ever-after-in-chick-lit-franchises to be automatically sent the Zoom link. In this session, Charlotte will … Continue reading “Romance Reading Group: Reimagining the ‘Happily Ever After’ in Chick Lit Franchises”
On Tuesday 11th October, we’ll discuss villains and anti-heroes in literature and pop culture, thinking especially about fandom and “loveable” villains.
On Wednesday 28th September at 3pm, we’ll have a welcome event for all new postgraduate researchers in English Literature. It’ll be informal and friendly, so please do come along!