Tag Archives: Literature

The 52 Book Challenge: Introduction

Happy 2016 to all of my loyal followers. Instead of posting about how I’ve been here, I’ve instead donated that post to Verbal Remedy in response to their Mental Health Month. So if you’ve been wondering how I am, you … 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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Update from Wonderland: November Edition

First of all, let me just say that my Halloween costume is something I am seriously considering wearing every day from now on. I wore it for the Spectral Visions Halloween Extravaganza, and once more the next day to take … 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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Aspiration and Might: An Anniversary Special

This is it; the milestone I’ve been looking forward to. I’ve had this blog for exactly 12 months now. For a year, Aspiration and Might has brought you stories of my life, my views on comics and the media, and … 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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Update from Wonderland: August Edition

Ah, August. I have such a tempestuous relationship with you. It’s summer in all it glory, and unfortunately I am not a fan of summer. There is little to do, too many people and the weather wants me dead. August … Continue reading

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Reflections Upon Turning 21

It’s been a few busy days, my dear readers. Spectral Visions was followed by my 21st birthday, which was then followed by me receiving my results. Of course, in true Stephanie fashion, this was all topped off by me falling … Continue reading

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An Update From Wonderland: May Edition

To anyone doing their time at university, they know why May is a big month. Dear readers, this is the month I’ll finish my degree. This is my last week of teaching, and over the next two weeks, I have … 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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