Encouraging New Readings

This is a group of PGR students wanting to introduce students to alternative perspectives of well-loved genre canon classics by reading them comparatively alongside lesser-known and contemporary texts.

Identifying and Analysing Genre Tropes

One of the staples of genre analysis is understanding and identifying genre tropes. By recognizing the ways in which author’s situate their texts within popular culture, we encourage students of all levels to begin to historicise their analysis

Deconstructing Aesthetics

The Gothic in the contemporary moment has become a beauty aesthetic. From steampunk through to rock and metal music, the Gothic is still appealing. By discussing why this is, we can understand the present and its social anxieties

“Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.”

Angela Carter

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