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UEA community respond in outrage to Daily Mail article labelling LDC decolonisation initiatives as “anti-academic” and “corrosive”

The UEA community have responded in outrage to a Daily Mail article which saw critics label the School of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing’s decolonisation initiatives as “anti-academic” and “corrosive”. Published on 18 July, the article was written by Freelance Education Journalist Julie Henry.  In June 2020, a letter of complaint was sent by 100 current…

Books, Venue

Four of UEA’s LDC Professors Join the List of Fellows of the Prestigious Royal Society of Literature

The Royal Society of Literature has appointed four of UEA’s own LDC academics.  On Tuesday 6th July, the RSL announced 44 new appointments, celebrating writers of astounding merit. The 29 new RSL Fellows include Professors Vesna Goldsworthy, Tessa McWatt, and Rebecca 6th. Among the 15 new Honorary Fellows is Emeritus Professor Jon Cook.  The RSL…

News

Working with Words conference

The university’s annual Working with Words conference will be held this year on 2 March. The event hosts over 40 speakers and the opportunity to sign up is available via CareerCentral. Working with Words seeks to give insight to students looking to work in the creative industries, as well as tools to maximise their employability….

Arts

2019 Spring Literary Festival

The 2019 Spring Literary Festival will be hosting some of the most prominent figures in the world of words. From the author of the experimental and profoundly moving Grief is the Thing with Feathers, Max Porter, to Rachel Cusk, the ground-breaking writer of auto-fiction. Singer-songwriter and author Tracey Thorn from the band Everything but the…

Arts

Third year drama productions: Exodus

Each year, UEA Drama graduates put on two productions at the end of the first semester. This year’s double bill is concerned with ‘exodus’, a ‘mass departure of people’, and consists of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath directed by Michael Bernardin, and Bertolt Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle, translation by Frank McGuinnes, directed by Pema…

Arts

Book review: Melmoth by Sarah Perry

Sat on one of the pews in the Unitarian Octagon Church, I cannot help but be in awe of the space. The Book Hive owners were quite right, we would not have all fit in the shop. Once upon a time, before Sarah Perry had become Sarah Perry, her book launches had been hosted in…

Creative Writing

Cold Stone

Stone plinths carry the weight of a cold— Marble mother clinging to a son in rags; Covered in blood and thorns and sorrows. Lying daffodils at their cold carved feet—   Among the cold plethora of your prayers. Feeling the weight of tired gazes on my back; Bathing in tears and sympathies and blessings: They…

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