Surrey English Blog

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

Storytelling, Reality, and Documentary Fiction

Recently, Hamish Hamilton Canada announced plans to publish Michael Winter’s forthcoming novel, Minister Without Portfolio, in September 2013. I’m a fan of Winter’s work and will look forward to reading the novel; I found his last novel The Death of Donna Whalen (Penguin, 2010) challenging, disturbing, and engaging. It also prompted me to consider current cultural preoccupations […]


Dickens and the Visual Imagination Conference

Events have been taking place throughout 2012 to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens. Dickens is an iconic figure in British culture and English literature, and over the course of the year so far the celebrations of his bicentenary have often seemed to merge, along with the Diamond Jubilee and the build-up […]


Guardian Good University Guide 2013: Surrey English climbs 57 places!

English at Surrey University has risen an astonishing 57 places in the most recent Guardian Good University Guide. English at Surrey is now ranked 37th out of 102 English programmes in the UK. This places English at Surrey above highly regarded BAs at the Universities of Reading, Sheffield and Manchester. This is a remarkable achievement […]


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