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Literary Tourism: Exploring Charles Dickens’ Rochester

Rochester! The word carries literary-historical significance. The British writer that was churning in my mind was Charlotte Brontë (1816-55), as the character of Mr. Rochester in her most famous novel Jane Eyre (1847) has enthralled readers everywhere. I was sure that Rochester had far greater literary importance than that but I could not think of anything more […]

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I WOULD KIEL FOR A HAMBURGER: My Erasmus Study/Work Placement Experience in Kiel, Germany 2018-2019

At the end of my first year studying literature at Portsmouth, I realised that, rather than continue with my regular studies, I needed to take advantage of a situation which would lead to culture, experience and growth. The above explains very accurately how my Erasmus Study/Work placement year in Germany panned out. In September 2018, […]

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Women’s Ageing as Disease

Congratulations to Sara Zadrozny, a doctoral student in English Literature at the University of Portsmouth, who has recently published an article in the journal Humanities concerning representations of female ageing in the novels of Charles Dickens.  See below for the abstract and click here to read the article. Abstract In the medical humanities, there has […]

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