Reading for pleasure (and why it’s important)

Like most literature students, I love books. I could spend hours in Waterstones perusing the shelves if someone let me, and hearing other people’s current reads and what they think of them is my idea of interesting conversation. But I think I speak on behalf of most literature students when I say that sometimes reading…

Sylvia Plath: ‘Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom’

In January of this year Faber & Faber published a collection of short stories as part of their celebrations for 90 years of Faber & Faber. This collection has some stunning covers and include authors such as Sally Rooney, Kazuo Ishiguro, Flannery O’Connor and of course, Sylvia Plath. Faber have published the short story ‘Mary…

MA: Year 1, Semester 1

I’ve been meaning to sit down and write this blog post since I broke up for the Christmas holidays, but as usual life gets in the way! In some ways it feels like the right time to write this post having submitted and received feedback for my last assignment of the semester! Before I start,…

An Open Letter to York St. John University, with love.

Everyone that goes to uni thinks that their uni is the best, it’s a fact. However, only those that have attended York St. John can understand the community feel, the kindness, and the acceptance that staff and students just radiate. It truly is a space unlike any other. When I was fifteen, I dreamed about…

University: Life, Literature, and Lessons Learnt

Hi! It’s definitely been a while since I sat down and wrote a blog post but unfortunately, the last semester of my degree had me super busy, as has starting my MA (a new post on that coming soon). But I kinda wanted to sit down and reflect on my three years of being an…

Third Year: Semester 1

Typing the title of this blog post already seems so surreal. Not only am I in my third year, but it’s already reading week which means I’m three-quarters of the way through the semester (how??). This semester has been a good one – I’ve started writing my dissertation which is both scary and very exciting,…