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Frankenstein Through the Years: An Established Mythology

Spencer Blohm examines the history of screen adaptations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

For nearly two hundred years the archetype of the ‘mad scientist‘ has been dominated by a single name: Dr. 809 more words


"These readings are close, Dougal. Those readings are far away."

For academics, teachers and students of English Literature, I think questioning the nature of their main activity – reading texts – is pretty central to the practice itself. 827 more words


Gatherings, Gigs and Goulash: My trip to Budapest and other adventures

With just over three weeks to go until the Christmas break, things have been going pretty well. Having handed in assignments, completed presentations and generally made it to class on time, I am feeling pretty content with life in the Netherlands. 1,612 more words

First Semester

5 things you will hear if you are applying to study English

My guess is that if you’re applying to study at Manchester, a fair number of you will be interested in studying English. Not that this is surprising: when I made it known to my teachers at school that I wanted to study English, most of them shot back with the three universities that should be on my hot list: Oxford, Durham, Manchester. 682 more words


Wild turkey

How´s the turkey America?
Looking good say´s my friend Erika
here in Spain
there is no turkey to gain
only hardship and shit pain… 49 more words

English Literature


She’d watched him all night dance with his companions and indulge himself in idle conversations with irrelevant ladies. Salome had done nothing but wait for the opportunity to approach John. 1,433 more words


The garden of Eve

The garden of Eve
is where I should live

The garden of Eve
is what humanity should perceive

Green prairies
Kindred spirits
Loving stories

A place of love and forgiveness… 35 more words

English Literature