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LGBT+ History Month: event round-up!

This post is like a month late, but I still really wanted to talk about all the awesome events my university put on in February for LGBT+ History Month. It was an amazing program! I also took some really bad-quality photos throughout the month, so you can get an idea of what the event set-up was like.

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This one is a picture of our student union with all the lovely flags hanging down from the railing!

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Feminism in India with Kavita Krishnan | University of East Anglia

On February 2, the amazing Kavita Krishnan, who is Secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA), visited my university and talked to us about the situation in India regarding feminism and race, and explained how feminism has now become a global thing.

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Photo from her Twitter profile

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Trump Protest in Norwich

Hello lovely people! I have been ridiculously busy lately, but the event I went to yesterday was so important that I’ve decided to dedicate a bit of time to a blog post about it. There was a huge Trump and Brexit protest in front of City Hall, Norwich, and it was empowering and absolutely wonderful – although very cold!

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Drag queens, rollerblading and feminism: exciting uni events I’ve been to! | University of East Anglia

This is turning into a proper university blog instead of a book blog. At least I’m studying English Literature, so it’s still kind of bookish … right?

Today I want to share some really amazing events I’ve been to since coming to UEA – because they’re just worth sharing! Not all of these were technically university events, but they were all kind of aimed at students and attended by lots of people from my uni, so I’m counting them. I hope you find them interesting and maybe feel inspired to look for similar things happening in your area.

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Studying English Literature: reading list for the second semester | University of East Anglia

Hello all you lovely people! I’ve finally found a bit of free time in between lectures and reading and all that good uni stuff, so I thought I might as well do some blogging! It’s been eleven days since my last post, which might not seem like a very long time to some people, but I’m used to blogging every day (or every other day when I’m being lazy), so I’ve really missed it! My blogging life will probably stay very irregular, as I have no way of predicting when I will have time, but I’ll try my best to not disappear into a blogging void.

On a completely unrelated note, I just wanted to quickly mention that I wrote a review of the wonderful Netflix show 3% for my university online magazine, and I would really appreciate if you guys could tell me what you think! It’s my first time publishing something on an ‘official’ platform, so I’m very excited to share it! You can find the review here if you’re interested.

But enough rambling! Today I thought I would share my reading list for the second semester of my first year at the University of East Anglia. Maybe some prospective English Literature students will find this helpful, and maybe others will simply enjoy looking through the titles. In any case, I hope you enjoy reading this!

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Module review: Reading Translations | University of East Anglia

Like I mentioned in my last module review, I’m an English Literature student at the University of East Anglia, and I’ve decided to review all of my modules on my blog. This review is not gonna include a reading list, for reasons I’ll explain below. Enjoy!

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Module review and reading list: Literature in History I | University of East Anglia

Those of you who have been following my blog for a while may know that I’ve mentioned a billion times that I would start talking about uni stuff – now the time has come to actually do it! For those of you who don’t know me yet, my name is Izzi, I’m a first-year English Literature student at the University of East Anglia, and this is my book blog! Today I’m going to review Literature in History I, one of the modules of my first semester, and share my opinion on the books we had to read.

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