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Leeds Cultural Conversations - Vernon Lee

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.

National Writing Day 2020 – a short guide to writing creatively

As a reader, writer and tutor, one of my favourite genres is life writing: biographies, autobiographies, and most all, memoirs. In this post for National Writing Day 2020, I want to encourage readers (regardless of prior writing experience) to think about writing creatively of episodes in their own lives.

Leeds Love Letters

In light of National Writing Day on 24 June 2020, English Literature student, Ali Thompson shares with us how letter writing can combat loneliness and how she created 'Leeds Love Letters' in order to unwind and help others.

 Alexandra Thompson

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.

English Lit student lands finance job at PwC with critical thinking

Victoria Drye is yet to complete her BA (Hons) English Literature degree at Leeds Beckett University, but she’s already secured a job on the graduate scheme at professional services powerhouse, PwC. Working in their tax line of service, Victoria explains how her study of English Literature has enabled her to secure a role in finance.

 Victoria Drye

Award winning entrepreneur inspired by Leeds Beckett English lecturers

English Literature graduate, Laurence Grant, accredits much of his successful career to the mentorship and patience of his tutors whilst studying at Leeds Beckett University. Inspired to push boundaries, Laurence has gone on to start two companies in his home town of Croydon. Laurence tell us what attracted him to study English Literature at Leeds Beckett and offers advice to new students starting out on their own journey at University.

 Laurence Grant

Marketing success for English Lit graduate

It was during a university work placement at a publishing house when Courtney Castle, English Literature graduate, discovered how her creative writing talents could be transferred to writing social and online web content. Less than a year after graduating from Leeds Beckett University, Courtney is already successfully making her way up the marketing career ladder.

 Courtney Castle

Writer in Residence: Jacob Ross

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.

Through The Pages: 250 Years Of The Leeds Library with Ruth Robbins

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.

 Georgia McEneaney
Professor Ruth Robbins