On 10 June 2020 we hosted an event for English offer holders with Dr Peter Howarth, Christian from our English with Creative Writing course, Faisal Abul from Admissions, Lara Fothergill School Manager and Rupert Dannreuther from Marketing.
Scroll down for the recording and our collaborative reading/watch lists.
Suggested Reading List
Our links are to publisher websites not stores and many books will be cheaper as e-books or could even be free via Project Gutenberg so please do search online or use your local library’s e-books too. Consider buying second hand or via sources other than Amazon such as Abe Books which Christian mentioned.
Please remember these are just informal suggestions and any required reading will be communicated later on.
- Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
- The Wasteland T.S. Eliot
- Beloved Toni Morrison
- Modernity and Its Discontents Steven B. Smith (hard to get unless on Amazon but worth it)
- Mrs Dalloway Virginia Woolf
- Brave New Words: The Power of Writing Now Edited by QMUL’s Susheila Nasta
- Literature: Why it Matters Robert Eaglestone
- The Penguin Book of Migration Literature Anthology
- Natives Akala
- It’s Not About the Burqa Edited by Mariam Khan and features our alumna Raifa Rafiq
Collaborative Reading/Watch List
We asked our offer holders in the session what they’re reading and watching and they didn’t disappoint…
- Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe (Areeba)
- The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood (Rum) + show
- Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen (Cara)
- Noughts and Crosses Malorie Blackman (Salem) + BBC Show
- Lady Audley’s Secret Maryo Bradden (Ruby)
- Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë (James)
- Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë (Areeba)
- Mythos Stephen Fry (Isabel)
- The White Book Han Kang (Olivia)
- 1984 George Orwell (Aimee)
- The Diaries of Samuel Pepys – A Selection Samuel Pepys (Aimee)
- Outsider in the Whitehouse Bernie Sanders (James)
- Hamlet William Shakespeare
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream William Shakespeare (Sally)
- Frankenstein Mary Shelley (Jade)
- The Immmortals of Meluha Amish Tripathy (Eshwinder – ‘Based on Indian mythology’)