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Category: English Literature at the University of Gloucestershire

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 […]

  English Literature at the University of Gloucestershire 17 January 2017  

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!). […]

  books 16 September 2016  

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 […]

  English Literature at the University of Gloucestershire 29 July 2016  

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 […]

  Book review 21 June 2016  

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 […]

  Book review 31 May 2016  

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 […]

  critical reviews 30 May 2016  

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 […]

  Cheltenham Poetry Festival 26 April 2016  

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 […]

  English Literature at the University of Gloucestershire 9 March 2016  

World Book Day, 3 March 2016

Today, read a book, or a chapter, or a poem. Pick up a paperback or read on your Kindle. Give someone else a book, or read to them, or to your cat. The pleasure, privilege and freedom of […]

  English Literature at the University of Gloucestershire 3 March 2016  

Applicant Day for Prospective English Literature students, Thursday 18 February

In the Special Collections/Archive Room at Francis Close Hall. 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, or for our next Applicant […]

  English Literature at the University of Gloucestershire 17 February 2016