• August Book Of The Month: The Humans

    The Humans by Matt Haig, published in May 2013, is an amusing comment on the human condition from the perspective of an alien sent to stop the spread of a mathematical discovery by Professor Andrew Martin. If at times a little contrived, it is worth a read for its...
  • Summer Reads Scrapbook

    With university in far off September, the lack of deadlines and exams makes summer the perfect opportunity to read for fun. Perhaps you remember those summer reading challenges at the local library and fancy reading again, or you’ve got space in your suitcase for a beach read. Whatever the...
  • Powerful Women on Campus: Dr Lucy Jones

    Emily Casey interviews Lucy Jones from the School of English Interviewer: Your research focuses on gender and sexuality within sociolinguistics, what first attracted you to this field? Dr Jones:  For me, when I was an undergraduate and first learnt about sociolinguistics, we learnt about: language and gender; language and...
  • Queering the bookshelves: a Century of Same-sex Fiction

    As a self-confessed bookworm, fiction has always been my way of making sense of the world. But when I began to question my sexuality in my mid-teens I became disenchanted with the popular Young Adult series that I was reading; the best-selling books, such as The Princess Diaries, Harry Potter,...
  • Are Physical Copies a Dying Format?

    When was the last time you saw someone read a book on the bus into campus? It’s probably not an impossible memory to recover but one that is slowly being overlaid by those consisting of people wearing headphones plugged into their iPhones, laptops, or reading on their Kindles. Here...
  • Questioning the lack of racial diversity in the Twilight saga

    The first Twilight movie premiered on 21st November 2008, and the ten-year anniversary of the beginning of the franchise that broke many box office records started a lot of conversations on topics that would not have been discussed as openly ten years ago. Catherine Hardwicke directed the first movie...
  • Scrapbook: Top 5 Gothic Novels

    The Gothic genre is making a big comeback of late with numerous film and TV series taking inspiration from and adapting literature to meet its fanbase. But where did it all begin? Here at Impact we argue why these books are timeless. After all, there’s a reason they’re called ‘classics’…...