Call it the Trump effect: “post-truth” was named Oxford Dictionaries 2016 word of the year. It is no coincidence that the literary memoir has appeared in abundance on shelves ever since.
By Rohail Karim The Man Booker prize, one of the highest recognized awards for literature, at least that’s what they want you to believe. Whilst the award does help the winning […]
By Rohail Karim Clueless, based on a 19th century novel by Jane Austen – “Ugh, as if!”. Its not until you read Emma by Jane Austen (and have a lecture on […]
by Sarah Elliott In a world full of Andy Sachs, we all want to be a Miranda Priestley – or do we? Hollywood doesn’t seem to think so. Powerful, rich, talented and […]
Margaret Atwood recently announced a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, inspired, she says, by “everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings”. The Testaments, to be narrated by three […]
This article contains spoilers We eat meat. Animals are made of meat. Yet in the UK, veganism has grown by 360% over the last decade. In 2017, Netflix released Okja by Bong […]
An insight into Gender Equality in the Department of English and Related Literature.
Recent debates have highlighted a need for greater diversity within the UK’s literary landscape. What is less settled however, are questions concerning the representation of BAME characters in literary texts. Debate has […]
by Stephanie Dale The Problem: The gender imbalance across industries is widely recognised. To establish themselves, women have the hard task of navigating the film industry. The field comes across as liberal, innovative, […]
Grime star Stormzy has collaborated with Penguin Random House to publish a ‘new generation of voices.’ Aimed at increasing literary diversity within Britain, this imprint can only be a good thing. But, […]