Decoding the Ancestral Land: The Poetics of Place, Space and Time in V. S. Naipaul’s India Trilogy

V.S. Naipaul's Indian Trilogy - comprising India: An Area of Darkness (1964), India: A Wounded Civilization (1977), and India: A Million Mutinies Now (1990) - explores the contrast between the India of his imagination and memory, and India as it exists in reality. In an article in the new issue of our Postgraduate English journal,... Continue Reading →


Guy’s Transformation in Stanzaic Guy of Warwick as a Sensory Experience

Guy of Warwick is a Middle English romance dating back to 1300. In it the hero, Guy, marries but then experiences an epiphany that sees him go on a pilgrimage rather than settling contentedly into life. In an article in the new issue of our Postgraduate English journal, Isra’a Alqallab (Bangor University) shows how his... Continue Reading →

New Issue of Postgraduate English Journal (Volume 36, Spring 2018)

The Spring 2018 issue of our open access journal, Postgraduate English, is out now. Postgraduate English is one of the longest-running online journals for early-career literature scholars; it accepts submissions from postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers around the world. This issue was edited by Gareth Reeves and Olly Teregulova. Articles in this issue: Guy’s Transformation in Stanzaic Guy of Warwick as a Sensory... Continue Reading →

The absurdly meaningful quest for purpose in King Lear and Hamlet

What makes Shakespeare's tragedies so compelling for audiences? It's a question that has perplexed and challenged innumerable critics. In her new article in our Postgraduate English journal, Sara Marzana (University of Essex) posits that by depicting life in all its absurdity, Shakespeare reaches profound truths about the human experience. The concept of the grotesque and the absurd have had... Continue Reading →

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