Anthology V
Contributing student writers for Anthology V

Connection

Joshua Awoderu, The Gardeners of Snowdonia (travel writing, a solitary walk up Snowdonia in early summer accompanied by wild goats)

Jasmine Damaris, Ecology with Poetry: A Sequence of Six Poems (poetry on the theme of ecology)

Karen Isabella Orrebo, Blind Leading the Blind (personal essay about the development of the sense of sight from foetus to adulthood)

Christina Arnephie, Little Ben Clock Tower and Its Creole Twin (memoir of a childhood visit to paternal family in the Seychelles)

Salma Mohamed, Finding a Needle in the 21st Century (contemporary fiction, a group of friends coordinates via phone messaging apps to meet at a party)

Reshma Shaik, Poetry as Environmental Attunement (essay that thinks through the place of literary art in relation to the Anthropocene and how we might think about climate change through the lens of art)

Solitude

Laura Szandomierska, Entropy.exe (science fiction, a Twitter bot gains consciousness)

Guna Liepa, The List (contemporary fiction, during lockdown a woman with insomnia broods on writing her will)

Daniel Redford, On a Bench in Hastings (memoir of a teenage visit to a clifftop while on a family holiday)

Fatwima Hingah, The Aesthetics of Feminine Embodiment in Mid to Late Nineteenth Century France (essay on mid-19th Parisian portrayals of women by men)

Power

Taylor Currant, Morphing into Art (creative nonfiction, a young woman visiting an art gallery imagines becoming as boldly naked as one of the nude paintings)

Cove Connolly, Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems and Mass Culture (essay about a mid-20th century American poet who wrote about popular culture and sexuality)

Jeppe Gaasdal-Bech, The Big M (crime fiction, a psychopathic murderer justifies his crime)

Millie Godwin, The Transformation (Gothic fiction, a charismatic leader persuades his cult community to perform a vampire-like ritual)

Brittany Insull, A 21st Century Murder (crime fiction, after a drunken evening out an accidental murderer disposes of the body, told via Twitter)

Reshma Shaik, Don't Hug Me I'm Scared: A Critique of Children’s Media (essay about a YouTube series satirising consumerism in children’s TV entertainment)

Raum Inam, One Step Closer to Finding the Missing Kepler-447a Race (science fiction, on a distant planet the ruins of a lost civilisation tell of the dangers of technology)

Hope

Aryan Ali-Murad, What We Find (historical fiction, a Kurdish couple living under an oppressive regime debate whether to emigrate)

Sinah Schmidtberg, Mother Nature (mythical fiction, a “nature child” and the many creatures of the forest try to defend their home against mechanised deforestation)

Corie Emanuel-Perrier, People are Free and Equal in the Grave (historical fiction, a young African American woman takes action to escape her brutal father)

Mae Sleeman, Angela Carter’s Sadeian woman (essay about feminine sexuality, empowerment and violence in Carter’s fairy stories)

Fatwima Hingah, Dark Mode (contemporary fiction, a young woman struggling with isolation and social media overload during lockdown finds support from online communities)

Anthology V, staff reading student work

Anthology V student readings I

Anthology V student readings II