What Jesus Wrote – Robert Boucheron

Robert Boucheron grew up in Syracuse and Schenectady, NY. He has worked as an architect in New York City and Charlottesville, VA. His short stories and essays appear in Bangalore Review, Fiction International, The Fiction Pool, Litro, London Journal of Fiction, New Haven Review, Short Fiction. What Jesus Wrote A passage in the Gospel of John, Chapter 8: 3-11,…

Exploring how relationships are established across geographic and temporal boundaries through the utilisation of technology – Jess Ennis

Jess Ennis is a graduate from the University of Birimingham, film and culture writer for tmrw magazine, and marketing assistant who is interested in film, journalism and photography.  Exploring how relationships are established across geographic and temporal boundaries through the utilisation of technology In geographical research, the idea of the shrinking world has been a topic of…

‘Masterly builder of Mousetraps’: Immobility, identity and spatial fear in Hitchcock’s Psycho, Rear Window and North by Northwest – Alex Diggins

Alex Diggins is studying for an MPhil in American Literature. He is interested in presentations of landscape, space and identity in American culture and literature, as well as contemporary English landscape writing. He is currently researching for a thesis on the constructions of the Frontier in 19th Century texts, and the recent film and novel…

Is the Use of Genetic Engineering, Pre-Natal Selection, and Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis Inherently Wrong? – Eleanor Beresford

Eleanor Beresford has an undergraduate degree in English Literature with Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham. Her dissertation is comprised of a collection of short stories about anxiety, and a commentary on the portrayal of such disorders in contemporary literature. She is currently teaching English as a Foreign Language in China, but she plans…

Interdisciplinarity: A Brief Introduction – Dr Matt Hayler

Dr Matt Hayler is a lecturer in post-1945 Literature in the Department of English Literature at the University of Birmingham. His research interests focus on e-reading, materially experimental writing, digital humanities, critical theory, technology, and embodiment. He can be found on twitter @cryurchin. Interdisciplinarity: A Brief Introduction Interdisciplinarity is a long word for a good thing….

Interview with Sophia Mann: Jewellery as Art

Words by Juliette Mann My interest in the presentation of the female form dictated my studies while reading English Literature at university. From Paradise Lost, to the war poetry of Richard Aldington, the transgressive potential of the female form as a force of solace, or as disaster, bewitched me. But how does a similar interest…

Does Tarantino’s use of Django, a lone, vengeful hero, offer a productive discourse in thinking about slavery in the contemporary moment? – Caitlin Stanway-Williams

Caitlin Stanway-Williams has an undergraduate degree in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham and is about to begin her MA in Creative Writing. So far she has specialised in surreal poetry, focusing on reworking Greek mythology in her dissertation, but is planning on developing into novel writing during her masters year.  Image credit:…

‘The clankless chain hath bound thee’: An exploration of metaphysical paradox and internal opposition in Lord Byron’s Manfred, A Dramatic Poem – Sadia Pineda Hameed

Sadia Pineda Hameed is a third year English Literature student at Cardiff University whose interests include Existentialism and exploring subjectivity in film and literature. Gustave Doré, Manfred and the Chamois Hunter, 1853 ‘The clankless chain hath bound thee’: An exploration of metaphysical paradox and internal opposition in Lord Byron’s Manfred, A Dramatic Poem Much of Lord…