Humans of LitSoc
Chekhov – The Artist of Everyday
Arjun muses on the masterfully written works of Anton Chekhov.
Romeo and Juliet – A Queer Recontextualisation?
Evren’s Rambles on Alternative Readings and Adaptations.
Nostalgia for today
Josh's walk down Memory Lane and the origins of nostalgia.
Pixel Stories: Hollow Knight
Amy discusses the beauty of Hollow Knight in the first of Pixel Stories!
Why we read
Josh's answer to the silliest question he could think to write about and why it may accidentally be quite profound...
Defining the YA tag
What is YA? What makes a YA book? And the most prevalent question: can you grow out of a genre?
Genre Breakdown: Historical Fiction
A total breakdown of the settings, characters, genre conventions and archetypes of the historical fiction genre. Plus, some bonus historical fiction book recommendations.
Writing Beyond Coursework: Tips and Tricks From An Editor
Advice from one of ITM’s copy/line editors for structuring your writing, interviewing authors and going further to pitch outside uni publications.
In Which Katie and Talia Read Howl's Moving Castle
Two fans of the Ghibli adaptation finally confront the source material.
Genre Breakdown: Psychological Fiction
A total breakdown of the characters, tropes, thematic explorations and archetypes of the intense psychological fiction genre.
A Beginner’s Guide to Discworld
How do you get into 41 books of satirical high fantasy? Mia runs through Terry Pratchett’s iconic series from the perspective of a long-time fan.
Art and the Artist
The Western literary canon and minority cultures. Lovina discusses BIPOC representation in the publishing industry and on Wattpad.
Note to Self(Publish): The Creative Process
Lovina leads us through the organised chaos of her creative process and describes what it was like to draft and edit her debut novel.
ABCD: A Book Cover Debate
LitSoc execs bring their takes on covers and capitalism and everything in between.
Genre Breakdown: High Fantasy
A total breakdown of the settings, characters, tropes and archetypes of the elusive high fantasy genre.
Note to Self(Publish): Reasons Why I Published When I Did
Lovina maps out the complicated and courageous road that led her to self-publish her debut poetry book, ‘I Have Something to Say’.
Book Wars: Is #aesthetic Worth the Cost?
Talia: 'I’m not here to do arm day.' |vs| Mel: 'A sturdy hardcover is a weight off my mind.'
The Invisible Life of Addie LaWho?
A deep dive into LitSoc’s most recurring meme with Erin and Liam.
Book Wars: Are Roma and Juliette Our New Romeo and Juliet?
Zara: 'Roma is BLANNNDDD and Juliette is ANGGGSTTTYY.' |vs| Nadya: 'DON’T YOU DARE TALK ABOUT MY CHILDREN THAT WAY.'