Woah it’s been a while!

But second year is over! And I’m already neck deep in exciting research for my dissertation!

Did you know that there are a whole heap of video games based entirely on the work of H.P. Lovecraft? You know, aside from the fact that nearly all horror FPSs rely so heavily on his ideas that it’s almost laughable… Anyway, I did know a few, but now I’ve found a list of all of them by accident! So the number of games I have to play through and make notes on over the Summer has rocketed and I couldn’t be happier!

Excitable post over, but this is so very interesting… Must read through ‘Pickman’s Model’ before my next blog… But for now, the modules I have chosen for next year should make for some interesting reading. Science Fiction and Gothic Romanticism are my choices and the two core modules for third year are Victorian Literature and Modernism.

All the excitement of another year of studies and none of the workload! Who doesn’t love Summer?

Take a breather, or not

This is supposed to be a quiet month with no assignments due in… But I have filled the time!

A proper argument is starting to form from the primordial ooze of my dissy notes, slowly but surely.

There are many interesting books to read for the rest of the semester, including some fabulous stories of the supernatural and some modern crime books (that to be honest are a bit out of my field, but hopefully live up to the excitement they’re causing with those more familiar with the authors). And how could I forget the 18th Century novels, Austen anyone?

In less academic news, my lovely partner in noise-pollution and myself will be bringing you classic rock and punk tonight at our usual time (8-10) and tomorrow, as a rare treat, we will be relaxing with a brew to the softer side of rock in the breakfast slot 12-2pm! Do you feel spoilt yet? You should. If you have any requests, or would like to join in with tonight’s feature of bands that used to be great but turned rubbish, give Chezzer and Chazzer a shout out on the L:39 radio Facebook page!

As an end note, if you have any questions about English Lit here at Edge Hill drop me a tweet or a comment and I’ll get back to you asap.

Now get back to your books! No, seriously…

Procrastination

I’m currently writing the first assignment of the year, so I’ll make it quick.

The way I look at it you’ve got to have a sense of humour to deal with 18th century poetry. Going through it with a fine toothed comb for a close reading it would be dull if I couldn’t have a little immature giggle every now again… Oh you dirty Romantics.

Bit of Swift? Na, thanks. Get tuned into L:39 radio while you work!

Keep it light darlin’s.

 

P.S I might give you a sneak peak of my dissertation ideas in a few days! Keep it mum.

Week off! Oh, wait…

It’s reading week, so curl up somewhere warm and get going!

No, I'm not really going to read all of these in a week... Already read most of them.Reading week is perhaps the most under-appreciated of bones that English students are thrown. Traditionally students will glance at the work that they have to do in the next few months, refuse to consider how many books this will require them to read and spend the first reading week of the year recovering from Halloween hangovers.

I, however, shall glance at the work I have to do in the next few months, run a quick calculation of how many books this will require, decide I can do it in a few days and read much more interesting books. Most of the books in this picture are extremely good, so consider this a recommended list! Except Stephen Donaldson, he’s rubbish.

We’re all a bad example though, and will probably all justly fail. On the other hand… Julian May is more to my taste than Shakespeare. Also, reading things not related to the course will make you a well rounded person and keep you sane (ish, this is a Literature course after all).

Next time, a look at the best thing about an English degree at Edge Hill Uni! Are you excited? You should be.

Rock/read on.