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  In this episode Ned and Matilda tackle Franz Kafka via two of his short stories, “Investigations of a Dog” and “The Metamorphosis”. In this accidentally animal-themed episode, they try to capture the essence of the Kafkaesque, giggle at the word “dogdom”, and attempt to stay cheery amid the identity crisis that Kafka’s work offers!

A brand new literature-based podcast comes to DukeBox, presented by students Matilda and Ned! This inaugural episode of Live, Laugh, Lit focuses on Jane Austen’s first major novel ‘Northanger Abbey’, and includes almost an hour of (somewhat) literary babble from co-hosts Matilda Braje and Ned Chapman. Have a listen if anything from gender, to Russian […]

  Teacher of English John Craig presents a contextual reading of J. B. Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’, aimed at 4th and 5th formers who are currently studying the text. This talk explores the following questions: Who is J. B. Priestley? What was he saying about the world he lived in? Why did Priestley have such […]

Kingsley Chen from 3c chats to DukeBox’s Baz Reilly about an article he wrote about nature.

In this presentation, Mr Craig explores the key issues and themes of the opening scene, with particular emphasis on the monstrosity of Iago.

This is the first of a series of clinics, given by members of the English department, designed to support revision and preparation for the GCSE English Literature exams this summer