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News and features from the Department of English Literature.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes 2019: Vivek Santayana

Two people reading books
The PhD student and reader for this year’s James Tait Black Prizes reflects on being involved in 100 years of literary celebration.

Contributing to debates beyond borders

PhD student Gina Maya Roberts tells us what she’s learned about bringing a range of people together for an international conference on the transgender experience.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes 2019: June Laurenson

The Lead Student Reader for this year’s James Tait Black Prize for Biography tells us about her experience of judging Britain's oldest literary awards.

From summer school to masters - part two

Can Öztürk charts his path from the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School in 2016 to graduating with an MSc in Literature and Modernity in 2018.

Lifting the lid on Edinburgh Spy Week

English Literature PhD student Huzan Bharucha gives us an intern’s perspective on our annual celebration of espionage in literature and film.

Understanding Money launches as free MOOC

Paul Crosthwaite tells us why we need to get to grips with finance, and how it’s possible to do so through a three-week online course open to everyone.

From summer school to masters - part one

We talk to Elspeth Reilly, who attended the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School in 2016 and is now a Creative Writing MSc student in LLC (2018-19).

LLC at the Festival of Creative Learning 2019

Festival of Creative Learning 2019, 18-22 Feb, #FCL19
As the yearly celebration of innovation approaches, we take a look at the range of events involving staff and students from the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC).