Tag Archives: English Literature

The Shakespeare Conspiracy

This will be the first year since leaving high school that I am not on a course which wants me to understand Shakespeare. It is a pity, because I do enjoy most of his works. I’ve written about him in … Continue reading

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Finding Wonderland – Professor Robert Douglas-Fairhurst in Newcastle

On the 19th May, I had the pleasure of seeing Professor Robert Douglas-Fairhurst of Oxford University give a talk at Newcastle University. His subject was Finding Wonderland. There is a link to an archive recording of the talk here, but … Continue reading

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An MA English Update

Recently, I haven’t been feeling myself. Writing anything is a labour, so forgive me if this doesn’t make sense at any point. The job hunt is getting me down. But what has me soaring on Cloud Nine? I started my … Continue reading

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The 5 Best Bookshops in the North-East of England

Belle is the featured image for this post for one very good reason. For all things literary, she is my spirit animal. Since I’m always buying new books or talking about old favourites, a few people have asked me what … Continue reading

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An Update From Wonderland: April Edition

Am I a literary scholar who writes, or am I a creative writer who can perform literary analysis because I understand how writers think? I was accused of both last night by my lecturers, and I can’t dispute either. I quite … Continue reading

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Censoring Shakespeare: The Immortal Words of the Bard Revised

Tomorrow night, I get to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by one of my favourite Shakespeare acting companies, Propeller. It got me thinking of the last time I saw one of their plays, and how I reacted then. It … Continue reading

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