The positive feedback from the MA tutors has given me more confidence in my ability, whilst their constructive criticism has helped me to become a better writer. Continue reading “Graduates 2021: Marianne Lemond: MA Creative Writing”
Perhaps the biggest thing I’ve learnt is the confidence to stand up and say ‘I am a writer’. Small words with huge potential. Continue reading “Graduates 2021: Joseph Lee: Creative Writing”
Graduate Harry Hillery has three pieces of work featured in Brighton’s Stories with Lemn Sissay, which sees the poet and Festival’s Guest Director reading a selection of stories submitted during this art installation in Pavilion Gardens.
The feed for our literature, creative writing, linguistics, language, history of art and design, history, philosophy and politics. Continue reading “Follow our Humanities courses on Instagram”
Students from the University of Brighton’s Creative Writing BA(Hons), MA and PhD programme are part of theatre performance Tenebrae: Lessons Learnt in Darkness on 22 May.
Students and staff are invited to this free event hosted by the Universities of Brighton and Sussex which sees award-winning science journalist and author of ‘Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong’ and ‘Superior: the Return of Race Science’ speaking to our staff and students. Book your place now. Continue reading “International Women’s Day: A Conversation with Angela Saini on 10 March, 12noon”
The LGBTQ+ literature festival returns from 5-7 of February with input and support from University of Brighton. Continue reading “The Coast is Queer literature festival returns”
I Object, an anthology of short stories, poetry and novellas exploring commonplace objects and transforming them into vehicles for nostalgic exploration, notions of loss, hope and discovery, is the first release from digital publishing house Glitch. Continue reading “Creative Writing MA students release collective anthology”
Graduate Suzi Bamblett is in Amazon’s top 20 with a book she started on her MA at Brighton, The Travelling Philanthropist. Continue reading “Creative Writing MA grad is 17th on Amazon hot list”
Emily Jane Bell’s story Chick has been awarded third place in the Chalk Circle Short Story Competition 2020.
Continue reading “Creative Writing MA graduate recognised in story competition”
This summer Marina Castledine studied Lefkaritika, traditional Cypriot embroidery art, and wrote about it for her studies, supported by Grampus Heritage and funded by Erasmus. Read her report. Continue reading “Creative Writing MA student on her placement in Cyprus”
Here are a set of short videos by academic staff who teach literature, language, linguistics and creative writing exploring some of the subjects we teach and/or the approaches we use.
A Creative Writing MA graduate who’s about to publish her debut novel has had an article published on the Daphne du Maurier website, her favourite writer, ahead of the Netflix adaptation of the famous book. Continue reading “Anticipation for Rebecca by Suzi Bamblett”
This year the University of Brighton has two Royal Literary Fund Fellows, published writers Julia Crouch and Dr Hannah Vincent – students can book sessions to focus on their specific writing needs, from essay planning to structuring an argument, to critical thinking, to rewriting and editing. Continue reading “Did you know our English students can get one-to-one support from professional writers?”
Humanities researcher Dr Aakanksha Virkar Yates appears on a BBC Radio 3 documentary this Friday 25 September (midday) to discuss Beethoven’s artistic and philosophical legacy and his influence on politics in the early 20th century. Continue reading “Exploring claims to Beethoven’s legacy”
Online Sex Talk and the Social World: Mediated Desire by Chrystie Myketiak investigates online conversations about desire that take place in one community over an 18 month period. Continue reading “New book by lecturer explores the dialogue of online sex”
“I’d known I’d wanted to go to university very early on as a teenager.” Continue reading “My Clearing journey: Humanities graduate Olivia Weatherill”
Qualified for the Future (May 2020) demonstrates the tangible benefits of skills developed in the arts, humanities and social sciences to the UK workforce, economy and society, not only now but in the future.
A new issue of Decolonising the Curriculum, teaching and learning about race equality, is out now. Content is written by University of Brighton staff, students and alumni. Continue reading “Decolonising the Curriculum Issue 3”
Dr Jess Moriarty is leader for the Creative Writing programme and course leader for Creative Writing MA and English Literature and Creative Writing BA(Hons) . Continue reading “Meet the staff: Jess Moriarty”
Hear work from MA Creative Writing student Veneta Neale performed by Michael R Bowes. Continue reading “Nothing’s Changed, a poem by Veneta Neale”
I have just handed in my dissertation to complete my BA in English Literature.
Dr Vedrana Velickovic is a Principal Lecturer in Literature and teaches across modules on single and joint honours degrees in English Literature, Creative Writing, Media and English Language. Continue reading “Meet the staff: Vedrana Velickovic”
Professor Stephen Maddison is Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science. Continue reading “Meet the staff: Stephen Maddison”
Watch Creative Writing lecturer Dr Jess Moriarty in conversation with current MA Creative Writing student and BA(Hons) Creative Writing graduate Veneta Neale. Continue reading “In conversations: Jess Moriarty and Veneta Neale”
John’s poetry collection, Reckless Paper Birds, has won this year’s £15,000 Hawthornden prize for literature. Continue reading “Dr John McCullough, creative writing lecturer wins major literary prize”
Bloomsbury has won an 11-way auction to publish the first book by the model, activist and writer who studied English Language and Media at Brighton. Continue reading “English Language and Media graduate Munroe Bergdorf signs major book deal”
Usually at the end of their practice module students host an event of presentations, speakers and networking – but this year due to COVID19, they hosted a successful online event which included a Facebook Q&A with black, Asian and minority ethnic creatives.
Patricia Osborne is a novelist, poet, and short story writer who graduated from the University of Brighton in 2019 and is just about to publish her second novel, The Coal Miner’s Son. Continue reading “Creative Writing MA graduate publishes second novel”
We have put together the most frequently asked questions from our recent School of Humanities online Q&A.
Clare gives expert advice on employability, CVs, placements, dealing with knock-backs and how to ease the pressure of choosing your career path. Continue reading “Careers advice from Head of Employability Clare Dawson.”
Mandie Iveson’s book Language Attitudes, National Identity and Migration in Catalonia has won the prestigious Premi Crítica Serra d’Or award. Continue reading “English language lecturer wins award for book”
English Literature student and online ambassador Misti has written a series of hacks that she has found useful during her time on the course. Continue reading “Hacks from Literature student”
Is there such a thing as an original idea? Creative Writing senior lecturer Dr Craig Jordan-Baker is one of the contributors to the debate on BBC Bitesize. Continue reading “BBC Bitesize interview with Creative Writing lecturer about original ideas and how to find them”
The Nacullians by Craig Jordan-Baker is a dark comedy that charts the tensions and traumas of one family and their relationship with the city they inhabit and is published in May this year. Continue reading “Creative Writing lecturer celebrates debut novel”
Congratulations to Hazel Rogers whose poem Train Writing was runner up in the student category. Continue reading “English Lit student praised in Brighton Poetry Festival competition”
On 5 December (6pm) join Caroline Lucas (Green MP, Brighton Pavilion), Joe Miller Conservative Candidate, Brighton Kemptown), Adam Imanpour (Labour Candidate, Brighton Pavilion) and Beatrice Bass (Liberal Democrat, Hove and Portslade) at Moulsecoomb Campus for a question time debate in the lead up to the General Election.
Dr John McCullough, lecturer on the University of Brighton’s Creative Writing MA, has had his new book Reckless Paper Birds shortlisted for the 2019 Costa Poetry Awards. Continue reading “Creative Writing tutor is Costa Prize nominee”
University of Brighton creative writing and English literature students showcased their wondrous wordplay by triumphing over University of Sussex students in a festival poetry ‘slam’. Continue reading “Slam victory for students”