A poem by Bethan Nutting, second-year English with Creative Writing student, has been published on NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory’s blog here. As part of the second-year Creative Writing module, “Using Stories,” students are encouraged to explore the relationship between science and writing, and to use theories and concepts from science as starting-points for their […]
You are all warmly invited to the launch of the 2015 edition of The New Luciad, the University of Leicester’s Creative Writing magazine. The event will take place in the Library Bookshop at 5.30pm on Friday the 10th of July. We will be providing wine, juice, and snacks, and asking some of our successful contributors to […]
Congratulations! to the following four applicants who have each been awarded a £2000 MA Scholarship: Mariette Cracknell (MA Victorian Studies),Kelsyn Delaney (MA Modern Literature and Creative Writing),Rachel Evans (MA English Studies) and Francesca White (MA English Studies). We’re also delighted that Richard Fallon (MA Victorian Studies) was successful in his application for a College Masters Excellence Studentship. There […]
By Eshara Wijetunge During my final year as an undergraduate studying History of Art and English, I was involved in the New Voices Wagon Project (NVWP), a Leicester-based project that aims to promote reading and writing amongst migrant communities – especially refugees. This fantastic work experience was offered through our School of English in […]
Many new PhD projects will begin in the School next year, and the following students have been successful in obtaining full or partial funding. Well done to them all! Geraldine Bell (School fee-waiver) ‘Can these bones live?’ (Ezekiel 37:3): A literary examination of the dead body. Crystal Biggin (Midlands 3 Cities studentship) Reading and Reviewing […]
The School of English’s Dr Ben Parsons was named Superstar Tutor of 2014 for the College of Arts, Humanities and Law. The award, based on nominations from students, was announced at a gala dinner on the 18th of June. Congratulations Ben!
An arts organisation and small publisher with strong links to the School of English and Centre for New Writing is to celebrate its tenth anniversary by publishing an anthology of poetry and short fiction, and running a recording project. Crystal Clear Creators, a well-known not-for-profit arts organisation and company limited by guarantee, which is co-directed by Jonathan Taylor, Lecturer […]
Yesterday was the English Society annual ball, which was held jointly with the History Society. Anna Whybrow and the rest of the committee did a fantastic job in organizing food, music and entertainment and making it seem completely effortless. The City Rooms were a great location for the event and the magician’s kiwi trick was […]