Online Lifestyle Editor, Emily Pirie, takes a look at how J.D. Slainger’s ‘The Catcher in The Rye’ has affected our society on his 100th anniversary.
Emma Hussain discusses Judith Kerr’s impact on the effects of reading children’s books on child development.
Zach Mayford, Print Arts and Lit editor, reviews the various events of Poltimore Festival.
Lindsay Warner discusses the importance and rise of Climate Change Fiction.
Amy Butterworth, Online Lifestyle Editor, discusses heteronormativity in literature.
One of the most coveted awards in the literary sphere, the Man Booker Prize boasts a back catalogue of winners that stretch from Hilary Mantel to William Golding. This year, the International Man Booker Prize for Fiction has gone viral in the news for having 5 female nominees out of a total of 6. Has […]
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 much of it might be right. Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We, along with Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s 1984 are widely considered the original holy trinity of the dystopian genre. All […]
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 the lesson was conducted – much to my surprise, in both English and German. I knew that German would be spoken to some extent, I am in Munich after all, but […]
Why ‘anon’ is a woman of colour Online Lifestyle Editor, Amy Butterworth, highlights the value of events like FemSoc’s Women of Colour Poetry Night and the need to decolonise the arts VIRGINIA Woolf famously said that “anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman”. In contrast, the “anon” of today […]
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 pressure, this is a huge deal in the literary world. In a statement, Thomas Keneally, winner of the prize in 1982, called the chaos a ‘climactic change in over the book […]