Winners! LJMU English Summer Book Design Competition 2017

Winners! LJMU English Summer Book Design Competition 2017

During the summer of 2017 (remember it? it rained, mostly) LJMU English ran a competition asking students to design a book cover for a text they were studying, and to submit their work of creative genius with an explanation of the inspiration behind their work. We're delighted to announce that the quality of the entries we received meant that we've had to designate not one, but two worthy winners: one from a 2017 graduate, and the other from a student who started with us this year (and heard about the competition at one of our Open Days). Both will receive their choice of book from the gorgeous Penguin Clothbound Classics series. HUGE congratulations to Gemma and Kathrin - you can admire their designs and read how they came about below. Look out for more competitions soon - we do so like to show off the creativity and brilliance of our students! Gemma Lutwyche, L4 English & Creative Writing Tennessee William’s play A Streetcar...
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Art for Lit’s Sake: Kathrin Shawcross wins T.E.A. Competition

Art for Lit’s Sake: Kathrin Shawcross wins T.E.A. Competition

Avid fans of LJMU English will know that The English Appendage (TEA), the department's merry and dauntingly efficient band of peer mentors, recently organised a competition asking our students to create an image encapsulating one of the texts we study on the programme. The entries we received, which included photographs, drawings and paintings, gloriously confirmed what we already knew - that our students are a creative bunch, and can think in pictures as well as in words. You can see the winning entries here. Kathrin Shawcross, who was awarded first prize, is a second year English and Media and Cultural Studies student. She often uses painting and drawing as a way of expressing and expanding her interests. Kathrin said, 'when I read a particularly interesting book at university or have a certain type of music stuck in my head I will usually end up creating a picture to reflect how much I have enjoyed them'. Kathrin's winning image was the product of a lengthy process, and began...
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And the winners are…T.E.A. Competition

And the winners are…T.E.A. Competition

As we know you will remember, a little while ago those lovely folk at The English Appendage came up with a competition asking all LJMU English students to come up with a single image to capture a book, play or poem studied on an English module. After much deliberation, we're now very excited to announce our winners, and they are (drum roll.....): First Prize: Kathrin Shawcross, Wuthering Heights He's mean, she's moody, it doesn't end well.... You've all read this now, so this is not a spoiler. The judges loved the eerie glow of Kathrin's mixed media image. She wins a £50 Amazon voucher, but can only spend this on gothic texts. Probably.   Second Prize: Rich Albinger, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? If you're just finishing Level 4, you've got this to look forward to on your Literary and Cultural Theory module next year. If one can ever really be said to look forward to envisioning a post-apocalyptic future, that is... The judges loved Rich's...
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