Category: English Literature at the University of Gloucestershire

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.

A Happy New Year to all our students. Opportunities ahead….

Happy New Year, and welcome back. We hope that you had a great and restorative Christmas break, trust you are rested and ready for semester two. Next week is Future Plan Week (23 – 27 January) and there…

Welcome back

Induction Week begins on Monday and we look forward to meeting our new students of English Literature. Then on the following week, we greet our current students who are about to enter levels 5 and 6 (level 6!)….

Romeo and Juliet

I recently saw a friend in this production of Romeo and Juliet in London (now running as part of the Camden Fringe). The relationship between the nurse and Juliet was really well done, as was Friar Lawrence’s fatherly tenderness towards…

Rose Wolfe-Emery reviews ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood

At first glance, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ reads like something one might happen across in a collection of fairy tales. Picture the deviant handmaid of a wealthy lady: attractive, rebellious, perhaps overcoming social class divisions by seducing a member…

Helen Rawlings reviews ‘The Revenant’ by Michael Punke

After several months of assignment writing and exam revision, summer is finally upon us (pardon the rain) with a much deserved break for all. Most excitingly, this has given me time to get round to some summer reading…

The Summer Book Club

For most literature students, books have become deeply rooted in our everyday thoughts and habits. Whether it’s mulling over a sentence on your way to work, reeling from a character death, or desperately trying to keep your eyes…

Get ready for Activity Week, 9-13 May

Our fourth Activity Week is coming up (9-13 May) and there’s a wealth of events, field trips, poetry, and workshops. Join the History team for a day out at the National Civil War Centre in Newark – a steal at…

Humanities Applicant Day, Thursday 10 March

If you’re joining our English Literature course in September 2016, our Applicant Day this Thursday is especially for you.Book your place here for Thursday: Applicant Day Online Booking.You’ll meet staff and current students, and have the chance to ask about…