Postgraduate Research Conference

5th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference Department of English, History and Creative Writing Tuesday 2 April 2019 This event is designed to celebrate the significant contribution that our postgraduates, from MA/MRes to PhD, make not only to the Department of English, History and Creative Writing but to Edge Hill University. This is an opportunity for our […]

Two Hundred Years of Frankenstein

As we say goodbye to 2018 – the 200th anniversary year of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – first-year student reporter Mathew Hunter reflects on his experiences studying the novel, and its legacy, at Edge Hill.   2018 marked the bicentenary of possibly the best-known Gothic novel of all time: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. As an English Literature […]

Tales of Terror

This Halloween, Andrew McInnes, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, and Philippa Holloway, Creative Writing Postgraduate Researcher, performed a series of readings of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Alasdair Gray’s Poor Things as part of the worldwide ‘Frankenreads’ initiative, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Shelley’s novel. Andy played the part of Shelley’s antihero, Victor Frankenstein, talking the […]

Edge Hill Student Reporter Investigates Gothic Haunted Houses

English Literature student Lauren Findlay reports on the latest Gothic literature events from Speke Hall, Liverpool.   In partnership with their ‘Romance and Revival: the Gothic at Speke Hall’ feature, Speke Hall have partnered with Manchester Metropolitan University to deliver a series of lectures on the Victorian Gothic. The lectures, running until July 5th, explore […]

Careers Awards Evening – Success for English Literature Student!

The Department of English, History, and Creative Writing is delighted that second year English Literature student, Kashmiri Rajcoomar won 3rd prize in the hotly contested ‘Student Employee of the Year’ category. Kashmiri was nominated by Laura Eastlake and Andrew McInnes for her outstanding contributions at Open Days and Applicant Visit Days. Kashmiri acts as an […]