Texts That Made Me: Matthew Cheeseman

Before I went to university I taught English abroad with a youth organisation. I was invited to their selection course on a remote island...

Texts That Made Me: David Forrest

BBC2’s Moviedrome series played a huge part in sparking my love of cinema. When I began watching the show – essentially a recurring season...

Texts That Made Me: Emily Reed

Le Petit Prince (politique) Many people are surprised to discover that one of my most prized possessions is a very battered edition of Antoine...

Texts That Made Me: Jonathan Rayner

Fundamentally, I think I’ve been formed more by films, but these are some of the books that have brought me here. Things I read...

Texts That Made Me: Cathy Shrank

Marmalade, mockingbirds and New York drag queens Pictured are just a few of the books that have shaped who I am. Many of them...

Albert Pierrepoint (1905-1992)

Matthew Thurgood, one of our Level 3 undergraduate students, has been conducting research into the life and work of Albert Pierrepont, the British hangman....

Gothic Transformations, 17 February 2017

On February 17th 2017, the University of Sheffield’s School of English is hosting a conference on the theme of ‘Gothic Transformations’. This conference has...

Some thoughts on assembling a creature: Frankenstein

I was recently asked by CUP to reflect upon my experience of editing The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein (a novel that features on our core...

Coming Soon from SuTCo: The Duchess of Malfi

The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster is, in my opinion, a particularly feminist piece of early modern drama. When I decided to put...

What is Old?

‘What is Old?’ is a University of Sheffield community engagement project in collaboration with the creative arts charity Ignite Imaginations. It’s designed to engage...