Books, Venue / 20/07/2021 Reading in Times of Covid-19

There’s a common sentiment amongst many bookworms that they miss that childhood feeling of reading book after book, undistracted, watching the pile of completed reads growing beside them. With adult life, this pastime often gets side-lined by our busy schedules and, irritatingly, by the consistent urge to check Instagram every few seconds.  Yet the pandemic...

Books, Venue / 20/07/2021 The Bookish Community: My Crutch During Covid-19

There is an unexpected and overlooked connection created by people when they bond over books. It’s time to bring that to light.  I fall into the stereotype of a literature student – someone whose entire world revolves around reading. I find comfort in books, and so do many of my course mates. But, down to...

Books, Venue / 20/07/2021 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...

Books / 20/07/2021 2021’s Summer of Love: What Nancy Mitford Can Teach Us About Our Endless Pursuit of Love?

“Love is fatal for a woman”. As talking heads everywhere predicted a post-Covid “Summer of Love” and the BBC’s adaption of ‘The Pursuit of Love’ came out on TV, I found myself asking: just what can Nancy Mitford’s classic teach us about our endless obsession with the intoxicating pursuit of romantic love?  The novel follows...

Books / 20/07/2021 How Covid-19 Has Affected My Reading

The pandemic has given me the chance to diversify the types of literature I’m reading. As a bookworm, I can’t remember the last time I didn’t have a book on the go. Before the first lockdown, nine times out of ten it would be a novel, often a Rankin or Le Carre. The pandemic, however,...

UEA Live / 10/05/2021 UEA Live with Ali Smith and Sarah Wood: “When is a space not your space, even when it is your space?”

Here’s a joke from the 1970s: “What do you do when you see a space man?” “I don’t know, what do you do when you see a space man?” “Park in it, man” In collaboration with the East Anglian Film Archive, filmmaker Sarah Wood and writer Ali Smith presented their exclusive short film ‘The New...

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Books, Venue

Reading in Times of Covid-19

There’s a common sentiment amongst many bookworms that they miss that childhood feeling of reading book after book, undistracted, watching the pile of completed reads growing beside them. With adult life, this pastime often gets side-lined by our busy schedules and, irritatingly, by the consistent urge to check Instagram every few seconds.  Yet the pandemic…

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…

Books

How Covid-19 Has Affected My Reading

The pandemic has given me the chance to diversify the types of literature I’m reading. As a bookworm, I can’t remember the last time I didn’t have a book on the go. Before the first lockdown, nine times out of ten it would be a novel, often a Rankin or Le Carre. The pandemic, however,…

Books

UEA’s Undergraduate Creative Writing Anthology launching virtually on June 25th

The Egg Box Publishing Society, the UEA Publishing Project’s student-led imprint, is holding an online launch event for 2021’s Undergraduate anthology entitled Under & Over. The anthology contains work solely by UEA Undergraduate students who have studied a Creative Writing module during the current academic year. In the anthology’s introduction, Egg Box president Emma Seager…


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