There have been a number of successes in the English Department recently: Ellen W. came runner up in the National English and Media Centre Close Reading Competition, with her analysis of an extract from â€˜The Impressionistâ€™ by Hari Kunzru. To be commended, the judges commented that students wrote fresh personal responses to the passage, balancing an overview with more detailed analysis and developing a line of argument. Her entry is available to read on the EMC website. https://www.englishandmedia.co.uk/assets/uploads/documents/Ellen_Waters.pdf
Further to this, Ant H. was one of the winners of the prestigious Peterhouse College, Cambridgeâ€™s Thomas Campion English Prize. Students are tasked with exploring a theme within literature, this yearâ€™s being â€˜discomfortâ€™. The standard of entries was high but the judges felt that her essay stood out for its clarity of argument, stylish prose, level of research and originality of thought â€“ viewing discomfort in light of Second Wave Feminism. This is a fantastic accolade and Ant is to be commended on her high level of academic writing.
Congratulations to both Ellen and Ant!