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Reading James Baldwin For The First Time

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So yesterday, on Twitter, I came across a blog post Ta-Nehisi Coates published back in 2012. Of course, because the Internet makes past work so easy to find, someone out there on the web who came across the article decided to criticize it. 452 more words


Visiting Speaker, 24 Feb 2015: Holly Luhning on Eliza Haywood and the literary marketplace

Holly Luhning (University of Surrey) will be presenting her paper, ‘Eliza Haywood: Cultural and Corporeal Adaptation’, at 5.30pm on Tuesday, 24 February 2015. The talk will take place in the Cardiff University’s John Percival Building, Room 2.48. 190 more words

Eighteenth Century

Media Analysis Journal: An art-to-art talk

  • Though many Americans naturally tend to view art from a Western perspective, art comes from all cultural traditions (like this beautifully crafted porcelain vase from China’s Ming Dynasty). 705 more words
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    Jane Austen changed my life

    by Carl Phelpstead

    (Prompted by our launch event, CRECS Fight Club, last Tuesday, Cardiff’s own Professor Carl Phelpstead reveals the transformative role Jane Austen played in shaping his future career.) 205 more words

    Eighteenth Century

    Coming soon: Reading the Canon!

    Within the next week (maybe two weeks), I will be starting what I hope becomes a regular feature: Reading the Canon. I will choose an iconic – or at least notable – book and cover it chapter by chapter. 101 more words

    Kurt Vonnegut

    Report on CRECS Fight Club, 3 Feb 2015

    by Alison Harvey

    Tuesday night saw the launch of the Cardiff Romanticism and Eighteenth Century Seminar series, which kicked off in style with Fight Club… 870 more words

    Eighteenth Century


    Author: Unknown

    Form/Genre: Epic Poem

    Publication Date: Circa 2100 BC

    Origin: Mesopotamia

    Synopsis: Set in the Mesopotamian city of Uruk around 2750 BCE, the story focuses on a historical king named Gilgamesh. 835 more words