Monthly Archives: May 2020

DEL Desert Island Discs Episode Seven: Mickey Sabbath

This week’s castaway is Mickey Sabbath, the protagonist of Philip Roth’s Sabbath’s Theater (1995), and our presenter is Professor David Brauner of the Department of English Literature. Sabbath’s Theater is Philip Roth’s masterpiece. Its protagonist is one of the great … Continue reading

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DEL Island Discs Episode Six: Katherine

Our castaway this week is Katherine from Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, and our presenter is Department of English Literature alumna, Eleanor Dewar. *Disclaimer/trigger warning* I know the play/character I’m about to talk about is very problematic for some and … Continue reading

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DEL Island Discs Episode Five: Edward Casaubon

Hot on the heels of Episode 4 comes our next castaway: the Reverend Edward Casaubon, also from Middlemarch, and our presenter is Kathy Williams, formerly of the Centre for Caribbean Studies and the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of … Continue reading

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DEL Island Discs Episode Four: Dorothea Brooke

Today’s presenter is Professor Gail Marshall, Head of the School of Literature and Languages, and Gail’s castaway is Dorothea Brooke, a central character in George Eliot’s Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life (1871-2). Disc 1. Vaughan Williams, ‘The Lark Ascending’ … Continue reading

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DEL Island Discs Episode Three: Mosca Mye

This episode has been co-written by Dr Mary Morrissey, Cait Cromartie (Year 12) and Aideen Cromartie (Year 9). This week’s castaway is Mosca Mye, the main character in two books by Frances Hardinge: Fly by Night (2005) and Twilight Robbery … Continue reading

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