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2022

Confusing Vowels - 12 May 2022

Stress! - 5 May 2022

Spelling How We Want To - 5 May 2022

A Look at Why English has Weird Spelling - 27 April 2022

Random Linguistics Musings #2 - The Fields of Linguistics - 21 April 2022

The Depiction of the Black Experience on the Digital Screen - 21 April 2022

ɪnᴧf about 'ough' - 20 April 2022

Misogynoir #2 - The Black Woman’s Experience - 18 April 2022

Happy Vaisakhi! (Sikh New Year) - 14 April 2022

Random Linguistics Musings #1 - They've Been Lying to Us! - 12 April 2022

Misogynoir #1 - Intersectionality - 8 April 2022

Writing Systems #6 – Letters! - 7 April 2022

Writing Systems #5 - Written vs. Spoken - 1 April 2022

The Problem with Euphoria: How Much Nudity is Too Much Nudity? - 31 March 2022

We Don’t Talk About Bruno (or Generational Trauma) - 17 March 2022

Battle Royale: The Classics vs Contemporary - 10 March 2022

The Beauty of Dual Degrees: Favourite Modules from English and History - 2 March 2022

Fantomina: Disguise, Disguise, Disguise - 24 February 2022

Favourite Food Spots in Sheffield - 17 February 2022

Writing Systems #4 - Even Stranger... - 17 February 2022

Pocket Schedule - 14 February 2022

Writing Systems #3 - Let’s Forget the Alphabet - 10 February 2022

Lag Month - Starting Afresh - 3 February 2022

Writing Systems #2 - Gurmukhi - 27 January 2022

Writing Systems #1 - Punjabi - 20 January 2022

Exam Scream-son! - 19 January 2022

Who am I supposed to move in with? - 17 January 2022

 

2021

Unwind, rewind and relax - 21 December 2021

Make the most out of your University time - 17 December 2021

The Peak District - 7 December 2021

Battling academic fatigue; and rekindling your love of books - 30 November 2021

From Maya Angelou to Toni Morrison; the female pioneers of the Black Literary Movement - 23 November 2021

Sheffield - 15 November 2021

Leaves, Who and poetry too - 1 November 2021

It's spooky scary skeleton time - 26 October 2021

The Watchers in the Sky - Part 13 - 22 October 2021

The Watchers in the Sky - Part 12 - 15 October 2021

The Watchers in the Sky - Part 11 - 8 October 2021

What I've learned this past year - 7 October 2021

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: Glitz, glamour, bisexuality and happy queer endings - 7 October 2021

The Watchers in the Sky - Part 10 - 1 October 2021

The Watchers in the Sky - Part nine - 24 September 2021

Undisciplining Victorian women - Estelle Bolon - 23 September 2021

Undisciplining Victorian women - Imogen Marsden - 20 September 2021

The Watchers in the Sky - Part eight - 17 September 2021

The Watchers in the Sky - Part seven - 10 September 2021

The Watchers in the Sky - Part six - 3 September 2021

Post-Parasite withdrawal? No worries, Korea still has more - 2 September 2021

The Watchers in the Sky - Part five - 27 August 2021

Being hopeful for the year ahead - 21 August 2021

Dyspraxia Matters - 21 August 2021

The Watchers in the Sky - Part four - 20 August 2021

The Watchers in the Sky - Part three - 13 August 2021

The Watchers in the Sky - Part two - 6 August 2021

Is the past more replicable than imagined? - 3 August 2021

The Watchers in the Sky - Part one - 30 July 2021

Nakes Clothes - Part five - 23 July 2021

Working nine to five, autumn to spring - 19 July 2021

 

Older posts

2017

An ox, an ass... a dragon? Sorry there were no animals in the Bible's nativity scene - 15 December 2017

Teaching Renaissance Literature and Race - 22 October 2017

How Kazuo Ishiguro's writing won him the Nobel Prize in Literature - 11 October 2017

2016

The House of Help: Sheffield's home for 'friendless girls' - 9 May 2016

An economy of romance: Romanic fiction and financial crisis - 5 May 2016

2015

Marketing accents and accent-based identity: PGR Hannah Leach on BBC Radio Stoke - 16 December 2015

Shelfie with Val Derbyshire - 13 November 2015

Literature of the English country house: abolition, the slave trade and country houses in Sheffield - 31 July 2015

Literature of the English Country House: Doubles, foils and the houses of 'others' in Great Expectations - 28 July 2015

Literature of the English Country House: Finding the home of Mr Darcy - 22 July 2015

Literature of the English Country House: G. W. M. Reynolds and the homes of the wealthy - 16 July 2015

Literature of the English Country House: The many meanings of 'polite' in the 18th century - 15 July 2015

Literature of the English Country House: A manuscript authorisation for a servant from a country house owner - 10 July 2015

Literature of the English Country House: Reading the 17th century - 8 July 2015

2013

Subverse Britannia II: The Knack - 13 November 2013

A Sign of Halloween: The Jack-O-Lantern - 29 October 2013

Roland Barthes, Park Hill Flats and the Death of the Author - 26 September 2013

Zooscope: The animals in film archive - 5 July 2013

We are feminists: Black feminism at the University of Sheffield - A beginner's guide - 3 June 2013

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