Rediscovering Marmaduke Pickthall: the man who translated the Qur’an into English.
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In the first part of this feature, final year student Nicole will discuss how best to tackle critical theory.
Moving discussions of Milton’s translation-related pursuits beyond matters of interlingual production and filling a gap in the way in which criticism has engaged with Milton’s language to date, this essay calls attention to the appearance of translation activities and translation theory within Paradise Lost.
Who is Julian? Even though Julian is not widely discussed, her influence on literary successors is remarkable. Md. Mahmudul Hasan explores the influence that this great writer had on other writers such as T. S. Eliot.
Dickens, Kipling and Coraline: what do they all have to do with Portsmouth?
Amy Thomson, a level 6 student in 2018/19, offers some advice about how to get the most out of the final year of your literature degree at Portsmouth.
My Global Dickinson essay considers how and why she draws on global imagery and the travel motif in her writings. It catalogues her use of imagery from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America to move intellectually and imaginatively beyond the United States.
Kim spent the 2017/18 academic year in the Belgian city of Ghent. Here she describes her impressions of the city.
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 […]
This two-day conference took place during LGBT Pride Month on 6-7th June at the University of Portsmouth. Organised by members of the Celebrity, Citizenship and Status project, Queer Celebrity brought together scholars from the UK, Europe, US, Australia, and Taiwan to discuss celebrity, gender, and sexuality in different historical periods and geographical locations. Over the […]