Caroline Criado-Perez has famously fought for better female representation in the media, won the Liberty Human Rights Award, and attained an OBE in 2015 for Services to Quality of Diversity. She is also confident and smiley, who demonstrated throughout the talk incredible resilience and humour. She is a normal woman, who at the beginning of … More Caroline Criado-Perez: Do It Like A Woman reviewed by Ellie Wriglesworth
T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land is literary marmite. You either love it, or you hate it. Published in 1922, it is widely regarded as one of the most important poems of the twentieth century. Speaker Antony Dunn describes it as ‘allusive and elusive’, a poem that simultaneously demands and defies interpretation. It necessitates individual engagement, … More ‘A Journey with T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land’: Mike Tooby, Rommi Smith and Damien O’ Keeffe reviewed by Ellie Wriglesworth
Elaine Feinstein is an indomitable figure; a prolific writer who has excelled in prose, poetry, translation and biography. Amongst many other achievements she has attained the Cholmondeley Award for Poetry, and been formally recognised for her services to literature by being granted a Civil List pension. It is no small wonder then that upon her … More Ilkley Literature Festival Review: Elaine Feinstein on Sylvia Plath.
Berlin was the first stop in my 3 week adventure around Europe, and was undoubtedly one of my favourite places we visited. For starters, it is ridiculously cool, but not in a way that excludes and intimidates those that aren’t (like me). It is a welcoming city that appears to celebrate difference and displays of … More ‘Alone in Berlin’ by Hans Fallada
So, I failed in continuing to post while away. Apologies. Travelling was harder than I thought it would be. My expectations were that, for three weeks, I would remain captivated by everything I saw and would be unflinchingly happy and enthusiastic all the time. Oh, how I laugh at my naive former self. I have … More Summer Travels Part 1.
Since reading Fahrenheit 451 almost two weeks ago, I have not managed to sit down and read a single chapter of any book. How depressing…. Every few days I would become aware of this and desperately read a section from any book I could get my hands on. (This included the introductory pages of cookery books … More Graduation, Adulthood (ish) and Travelling.
I was first introduced to Fahrenheit 451 in Bermuda, on holiday, when I was 16 years old. It was a very odd experience. Instead of reading the book, I saw it performed as a play. Imagine a small stage upon which amateur actors are prancing about in Bermuda shorts. If you have never seen this glorious … More Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
My name is Ellie, I have just completed a degree in English Literature, and thoughts of the future send me into a blind panic. I am unable to accept that my student life is actually over and have distracted myself, as I always have when faced with a problem, by eating copious amounts of chocolate, … More ‘The Beginning is Always Today…’ Mary Shelley.