Written by Dr Clare Hutton, Senior Lecturer in English at Loughborough University. Few contemporary novels will have had a year like Milkman by Anna Burns. It was published, without a great deal of fanfare or advance publicity, in May 2018. But then it began to attract attention by dint of being longlisted, and then shortlisted […]
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Dr Oli Tearle, Programme Director for English at Loughborough University and the man behind Interesting Literature (a blog that has more than 111k Twitter followers, including J. K. Rowling!), has shared his top five reads of all time in a bid to help those on the hunt for a good story.
Sweets and chocolate usually get a bad press – but compared to the diets of some of horror’s most recognisable creatures, which involve eating brains, blood and entrails – feasting on six Freddos suddenly becomes less problematic. But which Halloween monster has the best, or worst, eating habit? Especially for tomorrow, Loughborough University economist Dr […]
Dr Andrew Dix is a lecturer in American Studies, whose areas of interest include African American culture, twentieth and twenty-first century US fiction, the literature and cinema of US sport, film adaptation, Hollywood stardom, and cinema and globalisation. Here he examines the powerful episode of Doctor Who that centered on Rosa Parks, an activist in […]
Andrew Dix, Lecturer in American Studies at Loughborough University, breaks down five Christmas films to watch during the festive period.
Toby Miller, Director of the Institute for Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University London, discusses how inequality links higher education, environmental activism, and Hollywood.
BBC3 came to an end today (16 February) as it became the first channel in the world to make the transition from TV broadcast to an online platform only. Professor John Downey says this move is a mistake which will fail future audiences of the BBC.
Does today’s announcement of a move to ‘digital-only’ for The Independent and Independent on Sunday mean its future is secure? Professor John Downey isn’t so sure.
The Oscars should be a celebration of cinematic achievements, but this year the prestigious awards ceremony has become a symbol to many of deep rooted racism in the USA. Dr Brian Jarvis argues it is much more than just a red carpet problem.