Delivering the third talk in the 2019/20 Leeds Cultural Conversations series in February, Ruth Robbins talked about the fin-de-siecle writer Vernon Lee (real name Violet Paget) and how she used the genre conventions of the ghost story to speak of desires that in her own time had very little visibility.
Challenging Gaming Culture is a new module created for third year students wanting to enhance and develop their understanding of the video gaming world and is accessible to all students, regardless of how experienced they are when it comes to the gaming culture.
Boris Johnson’s announcement of strict measures to stem the spread of COVID-19 described the present as a ‘moment of national emergency’.
‘We must act like [a] wartime government’ explained Boris Johnson in his second daily Covid-19 press conference.
The wartime analogy was woven throughout the Prime Minister’s address. Covid-19 was described as a deadly enemy, there was a direct parallel with the Second World War, and Johnson assured his listeners that ‘we have the resolve and the resources to win this fight’.
From Apocalypse and Dystopia to Bridget Jones’s Diary – International Women’s Day and Women’s Writing
Academics from the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities are involved in the Leeds Lit Fest and will be interviewing American author Diane Cook.
Leeds Beckett University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Aaron Andrews, talks with passion about how events in history can help shape the people we become, and how in some cases, can even help save lives.
For the second event in the 2019/20 Leeds Cultural Conversations series, Dr Helen Dampier and Dr Rebecca Gill reflected on the challenges they have faced in curating an exhibition on Emily Hobhouse's life and legacy in contemporary South Africa. They considered their attempts to grapple with Hobhouse's place in the racial politics of South Africa at a highly charged moment in the politics of commemoration.
Course Director for English Literature and Lecturer in Postcolonial Literature at the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities, Dr Emily Zobel Marshall, reflects on the of role of their latest Writer in Residence, award-winning British-Caribbean author Jacob Ross.
In this blog post, Professor Ruth Robbins discussed with current student Georgia McEneaney one of her most recent projects: working with the Leeds Library to create a book celebrating its 250th anniversary.
Professor Ruth Robbins