Category: English at University of Gloucestershire

Dissertation Day!

Dissertation Day is an event where students get to display a poster on their final year project and check out what everyone else is up to! This year’s topics included: the anti-hero in Shakespeare’s tragedies, class and gender in children’s literature, and the adaptations of classic novels for web series. The dissertation allows final year students to…

‘Edward Thomas and nature: melancholy, ecstasy and “the strange Sweetness”’

Friday 5th Oct, 6pm, TC001, FCH Campus Don’t miss this public lecture by Anna Stenning in which she will introduce the life of the Edwardian poet and countryside writer Edward Thomas. Anna will discuss Thomas’ experiences of joy…

The English Literature Society visits Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Our English Literature Society is run by students, for students. In June, the Society closed the year with a very special visit to Shakespeare’s Globe. Co-President Anne Johnstone (Class of 2018) reports on a memorable day.

English makes a splash at the University Festival 2018

The annual University Festival offers everyone the chance to step away from teaching, learning and, yes, marking, and to take part in some exciting events. As usual, the School was well represented, from the Being Human postgraduate conference…

Pacifists and Protesters Theatre Trip

English students recently went to see Pacifists and Protesters at the Parabola Arts Centre. The production brought to life the little-known story of suffragette and anti-war campaigner Alice Wheeldon, who was sent to prison during the First World War…

On the Road with English at Glo

Students on our third year Modern and Contemporary American Literature module will be speeding into the new semester via an exploration of Jack Kerouac’s classic work of Beat literature On the Road. Legend has it that the author typed…

Trip to the American Museum

Here’s a quick look back to 2017, when students on our 19th Century American Literature module had the chance to visit the American Museum near Bath. The texts we’d covered at that point included Native American Literature and…

Congratulations to the Class of 2017

Class of 2017, we salute you. Every one of you made a unique contribution to English at the University of Gloucestershire. We wish you every success for the future. And please stay in touch by joining our Facebook group, following…

Anne Johnston reviews The Rover at the RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon Avon

Students and staff from across the School went to see Aphra Behn’s great Restoration play The Rover at the RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, last Wednesday. Second-year English Literature student Anne Johnston reviews the play below. The photo is…