The Perks of Being a Wallflower: a truly life-changing book

29th October 2020

Rebecca and Hailie jointly review the YA best seller, exploring how literature has the power to make one feel seen, even in the darkest of times. Hailie Pentleton My copy of Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower rests on the top shelf of my bookcase. It’s never there long enough to gather dust, ...

No one wins with literary prizes

14th October 2020

Views Editor Emily Hay explores how literary prizes are outdated and damaging to the public’s conception of a book’s worth. It’s that time of year again: the shortlist for the Booker Prize has been announced, and the book world is in the full swing of speculation about just who’s going to bag that all-important £50,000 ...

University launches the world’s first Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic

10th October 2020

The announcement came with the first masters (MLitt) in fantasy literature at the University. The University has now launched the first research centre in the world devoted solely to the study of fantasy. The Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic comes after the first masters (MLitt) in fantasy literature, which was also established by academics ...