Social Spectres: an informal research proposal

Social Spectres: an informal research proposal

It’s Friday the 13th – election day 2019. A glum fog hangs on the corners of my colleagues, lecturers and families’ smiles. The farce and self-deprecating humour haunts me. So, naturally, I am ready to declare to the world – or rather, to the few “followers” I have – that I am working on a […]

Haunting Texts: Notes from a module

Haunting Texts: Notes from a module

Spring 2019: The final semester of third year has arrived! Yesterday I received my results from semester one English literature module and I was overjoyed with how well I managed to perform. It is the best English literature grade I’ve ever attained truly motivating me to believe that I am actually good at my degree, […]

Spooky Autumn Reads

Spooky Autumn Reads

It’s been over a month since I last posted some bookish things. I’ve been busy working, reading, socialising, you know – all those student things. This academic year is the final one of my undergraduate degree and because of that, I’m hoping I can post on here at least once a month. However, it’s not […]

‘Next’

‘Next’

30_06_2018 The evening sunlight danced across the ocean like a piano melody. The spiccato of light twinkled Calling to me, and directing me to a place that’s just on the horizon –

A Modest Adornment by Margiad Evans

read on 14/12/17 !SPOILERS! I read ‘A Modest Adornment’ from Margiad Evans’ collection of short stories, ‘The Old and the Young’ for my Literary Theory module and an essay on Queer theory. In my first reading, I found Evans’ description detailed and ambiguous. Her short story was almost a Mystery as well as a Tragedy. I […]

Feedback and essaying

Today I received feedback on my latest essay for my Shapes of Tragedy module. The subject was pollution and cleansing in the Oresteia by Aeschylus, the Greek writer. I had been anticipating the feedback and mark on this essay after slipping up on a smaller essay for my other English Literature module this semester, Literary Theory. […]

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christe

finished listening 05/12/17 Murder on the Orient Express is the first Agatha Christie novel I have read. I really enjoyed it. Personally, I found the audiobook/play enhanced my reading: I could hear the varying accents, the train chugging along and doors closing, altogether incredibly immersive. I imagined that if I had not had the amazing […]