News and features from the Department of English Literature.
Experiencing the Edinburgh festivals as an intern
English Literature student Susanna Demelas tells us about spending the summer working on some of the biggest festivals in Edinburgh as the College Festival Projects Intern.
Sharing a love of literature with people around the world
PhD student in English Literature Carolina Buffoli talks to us about her role as a Teaching Assistant on the 'How to Read a Novel' MOOC.
Lifting the veil on poetry
Patrick Errington talks about his Emerging Writers Award win and helping his students find their voice and community.
What it is like having a writing mentor?
We talk to Creative Writing student Tim Tim Cheng about her experience as a mentee of the Roddy Lumsden Memorial Mentorship and getting involved with the creative community in Edinburgh and beyond.
Exploring the legacies of Robert Louis Stevenson's Pacific writing
We hear from the researchers behind Remediating Stevenson, a new three-year project to engage contemporary readers in Samoa, Scotland and Hawai'i.
From Arthur's Seat – encouraging diverse voices
Vidisha Ghosh and Olivia Thomakos, Editors-in-Chief of Volume Seven of our Creative Writing anthology, tell us about guiding a student publishing team and embracing the unpredictability of the creative process.
Judging the James Tait Black Prizes 2022: Céleste Callen
PhD in English Literature candidate Céleste Callen shares her experiences of being a Student Reader for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction.
Meet our graduates: JD Stewart
Dramatist and podcaster JD Stewart completed our MSc in Playwriting in 2020 and was one of the National Library of Scotland’s 10 Fresh Ink writers of 2021.