Posted on November 20th 2019
Colonialism in Literature Lecture at Queen Mary's University
Twenty four of our English Literature students from Year 12 visited Queen Mary University recently to attend a lecture on colonialism in literature.
The students found the day fascinating, as you can see from the following comments about the experience.
- “The trip to Queen Mary University allowed me to look at literature differently; through a post-colonial lens. This priceless knowledge cannot erode over time and allows me to view texts in a whole new light.” Rowena
- “The trip to Queen Mary University was a very eye-opening event which challenged traditional views held by English students. The ‘Kill Bill’ debate was particularly insightful, bringing up new ideas about the relevance of Shakespeare in modern literature.” Chidinma
- “The trip illuminated my understanding of Shakespeare, allowing me to see him in a new light. The lecture also allowed me to look at a text through a postcolonial lens helping me to become a more critical reader of literature.” Telisha
- “It was an excellent opportunity to experience a university lecture. It provided me with fresh knowledge and a new way in which I can explore texts more critically and it was a great introduction to what university would be like.” Shahab
The icing on the cake for the day was that students were given the opportunity to select free books from tables outside the lecture hall. Students can be seen in the images having a rummage and making their selection.