Lesson one: English degrees are highly dangerous things, because, at least in my experience, I find it impossible to switch off and enjoy art for its own sake. Everything demands analysis. The only way to keep 'switching off' is to literally do so, by falling asleep (shout out to Baz Lurhmann's Gatsby adaptation, you succeeded where … Continue reading What English Degrees Do To Me, Part One:
No, it's not Bruce Springsteen. Any of you lot heard of George Monbiot? Well, you should. I discovered him a few weeks ago, introduced, funnily enough by my poetry tutor, who sent us the opening chapter of his book 'Feral' for a reason I've now forgotten. It might have been in relation to a … Continue reading People We Should Really Love More: George Monbiot
I'm not giving you any context, because that makes it more ambiguous and enigmatic, and my poetry tutor absolutely loves that (learning so much already). I thought of sunlight splintered with the cold, Stiff pea-coat collars braced against the breeze, Seeing her nameless grimace ‘cross the chill, And I could only call her beautiful. It does … Continue reading Toubkal
Long time, no see. A lot has changed, perhaps most conspicuously Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction (and if my rather belligerent response to 'Steal My Girl' had anything to do with that decision, I apologise). It's long since been time to update the site with regard to these changes. Although it's only been a … Continue reading Three Hundred And Sixty Four
Earlier this weekend, I happened to be flicking through the music section of the Telegraph when I noticed a picture of the seemingly inescapable boyband One Direction staring up at the camera. I thought nothing of it for an instant, but my eyes drifted over to the accompanying caption: "Springsteen-esque: One Direction's new album is … Continue reading One Direction And Foolish Comparisons- A Rant
Mary Shelley’s presentation of women in ‘Frankenstein’ is one of the novel’s great paradoxes, in that they are held in almost reverential regard, yet still remain crudely objectified and viewed as possessions. This idea is first made clearly evident in Victor’s first description of his “cousin” Elizabeth, “a child fairer than pictured cherub”, giving Victor’s … Continue reading Femininity in ‘Frankenstein’
Dearest readers (if you're still there) First things first, I'm terribly, terribly sorry- you've gone without content since January! There's no excuse I know, but here are my excuses nonetheless: 1) I haven't been doing much reading Simply put, I've been too busy to do anything in which I've been genuinely interested, what with exams, … Continue reading COME I TOO LATE?!