When I was a first year undergraduate, I spent a 1/3 of my time doing an English Literature module. My university and degree course allowed me to do this, so I decided to branch out a bit from my chosen major of History (I also did Politics, Philosophy & Religion, but that’s a whole ‘nother story). 614 more words
Are these the greatest football poems?
Literature and football may not seen like natural bedfellows, although it’s worth remembering that Albert Camus, the philosopher and author, was a goalkeeper, and that the American football team the Baltimore Ravens are named in honour of… 515 more words
I suppose I should begin this post by stating the obvious: university isn’t the same as the image they sell you in prospectuses. It’s not all giggles in canteens; glamorous dancing in the guild; every night a ball; and riveting content and lectures you just… 785 more words
The Great Gatsby pessimistically critiques the American Dream through highlighting that it has been corrupted into a shallow pursuit of material gains. Fitzgerald presents this through the characters of Gatsby, and Myrtle and George Wilson, who corroborate that America is not a meritocracy. 964 more words