Surrey English Blog

The blog for English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Surrey

Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory podcast

Over the past few months, I’ve had lots of interesting conversations with all sorts of clever folk from around the world. I wanted to share with you the first 11 episodes: http://blogs.surrey.ac.uk/shakespeare/ If  you are at all interested in the current debates surrounding literary theory and ways of approaching and thinking about literature, then I’d […]


Surrey New Writers Festival: Book Club

Join us during the Surrey New Writers Festival for the first meeting of the new Surrey Book Club! The Club will post regularly on this blog and function as a sort of virtual reading guide/community for anyone interested in reading along with us. We’ll cover a wide range of engaging literature; we might choose an […]


Why the Middle Ages Matter: Women Bishops, Gay Marriage, and Richard III.

After studying medieval literature and history for almost 30 years, I have got used to the question, ‘what is the point of studying the Middle Ages?’ It is a question that has been asked by students, fellow academics, concerned family members, and even by politicians. Finally, in 2013, I have found some answers in the […]


Professional Training Year: Eagle Radio

Though I’m only half way through my placement year with Eagle Radio, I can already say with confidence that it’s the best decision I’ve made with regards to the progress of my career so far. The decision itself was made around April/May of my second year studying English Literature with Creative Writing at the University […]


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