Featuring original writing, academic commentary, reviews, and in-depth interviews with writers and artists, run by students, teachers and alumni of the University of Brighton. Continue reading “Take a look at online literary magazine Pier Review”
The Flight of the Dragonfly night will return on July 12. Continue reading “Popular spoken word event returns”
Students taking our Linguistics BA(Hons) will, from 2023, have the opportunity to choose to graduate with the new award titles ‘Linguistics with Intercultural Communication’ or ‘Linguistics with Policy and Planning.’
Students choosing our Creative Writing BA(Hons) now have the opportunity to graduate with the award title Creative Writing with Wellbeing. Continue reading “Creative Writing degree offers new Wellbeing pathway”
If you study an English course at the University of Brighton you have the chance to take an work placement – and this week students who have worked during their studies at companies including Factory Films and The Old Market Theatre hosted an event to celebrate and feedback on their experiences. Continue reading “English students share experience of their industry placements at Connecting The Dots event”
The publishers will support an annual prize for the best dissertation with a prize – graduating students will win books and publication in an Epoque Press e-zine. Continue reading “Epoque Press announce new dissertation prize for University of Brighton English students”
Read our interview with Merci Roberts where she talks about performing at the event, her course and the lecturers, and living in Brighton, as well as reading her winning poem Justice for Peace. Continue reading “English Literature and Creative Writing student wins Hammer & Tongue spoken-word poetry slam”
I graduated from my full time MA study in Creative Writing in 2021, with a high distinction. During my year of study at University of Brighton, I sharpened my writing skills across a variety of modules including rhetoric, poetry and narrative, as well as becoming a course representative and even publishing an e-book, all remotely!
Check out PierReview, a blog dedicated to work by Creative Writing MA students.
If you’re a Brighton student, or are thinking about choosing one of our English courses, check out the Instagram account.
While studying Creative Writing at the University of Brighton, Harry Hillery worked with the Terrence Higgins Trust as part of the Communities of Practice module, where they became artist-in-residence and started archiving stories. Continue reading “Creative Writing MA grad launches Brighton Aids Memorial Exhibition”
I feel proud of what I’ve achieved during my time at the University of Brighton, particularly in light of the lockdown limitations. Continue reading “Graduates 2021: Leah Squires: MA Creative Writing”
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”
When she graduated, alumna Cat van Maanen put her Media and English Literature course learning to immediate practice setting up Conker Magazine. Continue reading ““My degree gave me a unique perspective on writing and creating that I still reflect upon””
George Green graduated in English Language and Linguistics in 2014 – he told the university’s alumni team about his experience. Continue reading ““It felt safe for me to be my authentic self for the first time and be automatically accepted for that too””
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”