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The Luminary is an open access journal, based at Lancaster University's Department of English and Creative Writing. Our aim is to provide a forum through which post-graduates and early career researchers, from any institution, can share their current research, make connections with other researchers and gain publication.
Although this journal is linked to the Department of English and Creative Writing, we are not limited to publishing papers within those disciplines. We welcome submissions from language studies, linguistics, cultural studies, film studies, sociology, humanities subjects, the arts, and inter-disciplinary research students among others. We publish annually on a wide variety of papers on a diverse range of topics, texts and theoretical perspectives.
Issue 5: Special Issue - North West Gender Conference 2014!
Read a selection of papers from this year's North West Gender Conference, edited by Siobhan Weare of The Law School.
Issue 4: Hidden Voices - Now Available Online and for Download
See our current issue for 2014.
Issue #3 - Sleep(less) Beds
Representations and meanings of the bed / bedroom space in history, the arts, society, culture, philosophy. Follow the links to issue 3 in our archive.
Interview with Distinguished Professor of English Literature, Terry Eagleton
Terry Eagleton is Distinguished Professor of English Literature at Lancaster, and on his Lent Term visit he agreed to give an interview to The Luminary. Rachel Holland and Chloe Buckley posed questions based on issues raised by his most recent book, The Event of Literature, published this year by Yale University Press. In The Event of Literature Eagleton attempts to develop a theory that can account for what we mean when we discuss texts in terms of them being 'literary' – a question that, for him, was left unsatisfactorily resolved with the decline of ‘high’ theory in the late 1980s. Read More>>
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