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Our haunted city: a guide for the superstitious student

When studying at a University as old as our beloved Edinburgh, you are bound to run into superstitions. I have always considered myself a somewhat superstitious person (I avoid cracks…

Beach Reads and Romance Novels: Young Women Deserve Respect

As summer continues to pass us by, I am finally able to work through the large pile of novels I have accumulated throughout the year which were not Literature course…

Is Wattpad as bad as Pornhub?

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has revealed that 60 per cent of children aged 11 to 13 have seen pornography. The American Psychological Association (APA) states that boys…

What if the students in The Secret History were half-normal?

As an English and Scottish Literature student, it was a rite of passage for me to pick up Donna Tartt’s The Secret History and be equally astounded and horrified at…

In Defence of Catherine Earnshaw (and her similarities to Fleabag)

When I first opened Wuthering Heights, I was given two responses. The first was from my mum, thrilled to see me finally reading the book that she somewhat named me…

James Kelman and Douglas Stuart: Working-Class Glaswegian Narratives

In 1994, James Kelman won the Booker Prize for his novel How Late It Was, How Late. He was the first Scottish author to win the accolade. The win was…