Dr James Underwood is a Research Fellow in Modern & Contemporary Literature at the University of Huddersfield, where he works on the Ted Hughes Network. Here in an article published on The Conversation, he talks about Philip Larkin who is one of English poetry’s most recognisable voices and how, 31 years after his death, he finally
Consumer Behaviour expert David Harvey comments on the news that the online retail giant Amazon is opening an actual bookshop in Seattle and asks is this the sign of change and will we see the return of dusty bookshops in our high streets?
Dr David Rudrum, is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Huddersfield. Here he talks about the Man Booker Prize 2015 and why, if the judges want to make an epoch-defining statement, then they have no choice but to award this year’s prize to Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island.
Dr Lisa Russell is a Senior Lecturer in Education and Community Studies and here she comments on the claim by the Read On. Get On. campaign that four out of 10 of England’s poorest boys start school without the language skills needed to learn.
Award-winning writer and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing Michael Stewart on the drive to encourage young people to appreciate Shakespeare.