Literature

A New Chapter – Five Books for a New Term

Jack presents us with his choice of 5 books for the new term.

Who translates our stories?

Mercedes discusses the topic of translation within the world of literature

Diversity in YA Literature

Jasmine Cox discusses the representation of diversity and the LGBTQ+ community in some of the most popular and current YA books of the past year.

Rushdie and ‘the Joker’

Helena Keeble recounting listening to Salman Rushdie at the London Literature Festival.

The Line of Beauty

Helena Keeble recounting The Late Night Library Club’s event in Hackney, London with novelist Alan Hollinghurst.

The Nobel Writer

Helena Keeble describes hearing the 2017 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Kazuo Ishiguro, at UEA.

To Kill a Mockingbird: Necessary Discomfort

Beth Gooding discusses the recent banning of To Kill a Mockingbird in from the curriculum of an American school

Murder He Wrote

Helena Keeble recounts hearing Anthony Horowitz talk at The Norwich Crime Writing Festival.

Medea: a monster, a mother, or a murderer?

‘A bride of hate to me and death / Tigress, not woman’ (Euripides, Medea) Medea: a monster, a mother, or a murderer? Victoria Bastable reviews her week with By Jove Theatre company and how their ‘Season of Violent Women’ has made her question the dehumanisation of violent women in culture from Ancient Greece to the […]

Historical Fact or Fiction?

Georgia Beith discusses whether historical fiction should be more accurate. A piece of historical fiction, whether that be in the form of a book or a period drama, is one of life’s ultimate guilty pleasures. And as a student, especially a history student like myself, it’s not the most respectable thing in the world to […]

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