Conversations Across Continents with the Durham-Jordan Creative Exchange

The small, medieval city of Durham, UK and the bustling metropolis of Amman, Jordan, might seem worlds apart. But for writers Linda France and Mofleh al-Adwan, who are swapping places as part of a unique creative exchange programme called Alta'ir (bird), each provides a rich source of literary inspiration. We found out more with Linda... Continue Reading →

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Why Judge Holden is One of Literature’s Greatest Villains

In the long list of literary villains, Judge Holden, from Cormac McCarthy's 1985 novel Blood Meridian, is among the most memorable. In this post derived from his article in our Postgraduate English journal, Ronan Hatfull explains how Judge Holden embodies the best (or worst) of antiheroes from literary and cinematic tradition. At the start of your... Continue Reading →

My Accent Changes with the Landscape: An Interview with Third Culture Kid Author, Abeer Hoque

For children who begin life in one culture before relocating to another, being a Third Culture Kid presents unique challenges of identity and belonging. Jessica Sanfilippo-Schulz, who wrote on Third Culture Literature in a recent article in our Postgraduate English journal, interviews the author Abeer Hoque, a Bangladeshi American who was born in Nigeria. At... Continue Reading →

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