With the novel celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2018 and the release of its sixth film adaption in 2019, Little Women has seen a recent surge in popularity. To what extent do film adaptations ‘re-brand’ the original book
Lecturer in English and Creative Industries at the University of York.
On the 21st January 2020, Alex Cristofi went from the peaceful quiet life of editor and author to being branded as a “book murderer”. Cristofi had, as his crime, cut three large books in half to make them easier to carry and read.
On 21st January 2020, the University of Liverpool’s Library tweeted an image with the caption: ‘This is not a bookmark.’ This firm declarative was in relation to a photograph of a piece of plastic wrapped sliced cheese which had been left in a library book.
In her poetry ‘scrapbook’, Useless Magic, Florence Welch – lead singer of beloved indie rock band Florence & the Machine – tells us she doesn’t know what makes a song a song or a poem a poem, that “they have started to bleed into each other”.
With the #MeToo movement bringing sexual violence to the forefront of public discussion, isn’t it time we consider the impact of the movement on literature?
There are many ways the World Wildlife Fund flagship Choices campaign video goes against the grain of advertising. For one thing, it isn’t trying to sell anything (in fact, it wants us to consume less). Everything about Choices invokes the theme of change.
Matthew Arnold famously said that “journalism is literature in a hurry” and in the highly competitive age of digital journalism, his words have never rung truer. In a bid to attract audience attention, writers are under more pressure than ever to produce diverse and far-reaching content.
Interview by Finley Harnett Paul Ewen’s second novel How To Be A Public Author is a blistering satire of the literary world, published and narrated as the pseudonymous Francis Plug. The Stray’s […]
Micah MacKay Twitter: @micahmackay The digital age is upon us. Every day, our eyes flick from phone to computer to television screen. Technology is now ingrained into our society, permeating nearly every […]
Ffion Masson ‘Wenglish’ is not an official portmanteau for speech that combines Welsh and English. However, the Urban Dictionary provides rough but useful definitions: Wenglish is a mixture of Welsh language and […]