“If you could see your whole life laid out in front of you, would you change things?” This is the question at the heart of Ted Chiang’s 2002 novella, Story of Your Life, and the themes of free will and personal responsibility such a question inspires are … Continue reading How the short story that inspired Arrival helps us interpret the film’s major twist
Sheri Smith introduces us to the character of Chaucer’s Wife of Bath and her modern-day counterpart, Mrs Alice Ebi Bafa. Read on to find out more! And thus they lyve unto hir lyves ende In parfit joye; and Jhesu Crist us sende Housebondes meeke, yonge, … Continue reading The Wife of Bath and the Wife of Bafa
June 2017 marks the twentieth anniversary of the publication of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in the series that was to change the landscape of children’s literature publishing worldwide. To celebrate this anniversary, the final BookTalk of the session is inviting three literature scholars to explore the phenomenal growth and global impact of the series in the years since the release of The Philosopher’s Stone.