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Man-less Booker Prize

One of the most coveted awards in the literary sphere, the Man Booker Prize boasts a back catalogue of winners that stretch from Hilary...

The Rise of Dystopian Literature

It’s the same appeal as Game of Thrones fan theories: you know that no one’s got it exactly right, but it makes you wonder how...

How you can dive into language: the experiences of an English...

Back in October, I attended my first class on Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde. It was a first for many reasons: mainly due to how...

Why ‘anon’ is a woman of colour

VIRGINIA Woolf famously said that “anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman”. In contrast, the “anon” of today...

Big Money and The Arts

The Booker Prize Foundation has lost a £1.6 million sponsorship deal with London-based hedge fund managers, The Man Group. Despite the Foundation’s grace under...

Creative Influences or Copyright?

Worthy words on collaboration: Artists like Diana Smith can make digital oil paintings out of computer code; sculptors are laying down their chisels and ordering...

The Death of The Author: A Fun, Expensive Funeral

I just finished a Creative Writing course here in Exeter, which was lovely. It doesn’t make me art, or an artist, but it did...

Does the Writing of Shakespeare Shape Society?

“If Shakespeare had never existed,” he asked, “would the world have differed so much from what it is today? Does the progress of civilisation...

The World of Literature Explored Through Film

While book to film adaptations in the world of modern cinema are easy to find, renowned classics and contemporary films centred around the art...

Favourite Films Centred Around Literature

While book to film adaptations of renowned classics and contemporary fiction in the world of modern cinema are easy to find, film centred around the...
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