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The Arts Team discuss their favourite comics

The Arts Team discuss their favourite comics

Arts, Books May 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm Comments

DESPITE THE increasing popularity of movies based on comics, the Arts Team feel that comics tend to get a bad reputation or that people don’t consider them to be anything beyond superheros and violence. We’ve chosenRead More

Self publishing: The future of literature?

Self publishing: The future of literature?

Arts, Books, Features April 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm Comments

THE IMPACT of the e-book has given rise to a new type of writer – the independent, self-published author. The world of publishing is one of slosh piles and filtering where publishers barely communicate with writers.Read More

Crime and Punishment: a new translation

Crime and Punishment: a new translation

Arts, Books March 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm Comments

WHEN asked by The New York Times what he looks for in a modern translation, author Daniel Mendelsohn responded, “tone is everything.” Texture, accuracy and formalities were also listed as vital in any translation but anyRead More

Two Aberystwyth students sign major publishing deals

Two Aberystwyth students sign major publishing deals

Books, News February 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm Comments

TWO ABERYSTWYTH students have signed book deals with major publishers. Both students, postgraduates in the Department of English and Creative Writing, are expected to publish within the next two years. Eliza Granville, a PhD Creative WritingRead More

A year of literary rebellion – the literature you missed in 2013

A year of literary rebellion – the literature you missed in 2013

Arts, Books January 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm Comments

2013 WAS A STRONG year for literature. We saw a tidal force of book to screen adaptations including The Great Gatsby, The Hobbit and more Game of Thrones. But with everyone rushing to the shelves afterRead More

The third in the Bridget Jones trilogy just doesn’t quite make the cut

The third in the Bridget Jones trilogy just doesn’t quite make the cut

Arts, Books December 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm Comments

THE RETURN of Britain’s much loved Bridget caused a mixture of excitement and nervous anticipation. How would Fielding follow on from her two best-selling books, which have been very well depicted in two blockbuster films? SheRead More

Uncovering the realms of dystopian fiction

Uncovering the realms of dystopian fiction

Arts, Books November 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm Comments

“Beloved men, know that which is true: this world is in haste and it nears the end” THOUGH these could be the words of environmentalists, socialists or the Westboro Baptist Church they are actually the openingRead More

The Disaster Artist: What a story, Mark!

The Disaster Artist: What a story, Mark!

Arts, Books October 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm Comments

TO TRULY comprehend the unique, surreal majesty of The Room, one must surrender all pre-conceived notions of cinematic competence. It is legendarily bad – red herrings that lead nowhere; grotesquely unerotic ‘love’ scenes; characters spouting incomprehensibleRead More

Iain Banks’ Swan song: The Quarry

Iain Banks’ Swan song: The Quarry

Arts, Books October 16, 2013 at 11:00 am Comments

IT WAS with a mixture of excitement and sadness that I opened the cover of  The Quarry. I have been an Iain Banks fan for as  long as I can remember.  I was about 14 whenRead More

Summer book releases show what the readers crave

Summer book releases show what the readers crave

Arts, Books October 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm Comments

WHATEVER happened to reading a book about a nice girl meeting a nice guy? A hero defeating a villain? The antagonistic, the undead and sociopathic are what readers crave; influencing publishers and writers to ask: whatRead More