Article Archive: Research

What Right to Write These People?

Heather Sharfeddin

The interior northwestern United States is remote: impenetrable mountains, untamed rivers, and disorienting prairies paired with unpredictable and extreme weather. Once an intricate patchwork of territories occupied by Nez Perce, Salish, Blackfeet, Pend O’Reille, and Sioux, the region has undergone a post-colonial identity shift to that of ranching and hydropower, agriculture and wilderness playground. In… Read more »

“Boying” Mary Anne Ashley…

Jack Wolf

…Writing a Transgender Character as a Political Act, and the Linguistic Potential for Change. The personal, according to Carol Hanisch, is political[i]. Which partner, in any relationship, makes the tea is political. Who loads the washing machine and puts it on to cycle is political. Who – literally – wears the trousers is political. To… Read more »

Blinding my Hero

Tanvir Bush

I began my PhD in Creative Writing in the autumn of 2012 in the afterglow of the hugely successful London Olympics and Paralympics and on a wave of hope of empowerment and equality for disabled people. However, in reality, the situation for disabled people in Britain was becoming increasingly difficult and has continued to worsen… Read more »