Anne-Sophie at UEA

An International Student of Literature in England.

UEA: The End

MY DEGREE IS OFFICIALLY OVER! 🎉🎉🎉 I haven’t been able to write more this month because of how busy I have been since I came back to UEA after Easter. … Continue reading

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Why UEA?

I would choose UEA again a million times. And if I could, I know I would definitely stay here for another year (or more) to continue studying literature! I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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BCLT Internship

This post is the first of a series of excellent news! I got an internship with the British Centre for Literary Translation at UEA! I first heard of the BCLT … Continue reading

22 May, 2017 · 2 Comments

Emptiness and Nostalgia

I am sat in Unio, by the windows overlooking the square. I woke up early this morning — Sunday — having planned lots of things to do today, starting with … Continue reading

21 May, 2017 · 3 Comments

French Election: Hope, Denial, Anger.

A week ago, the results of the first round of the presidential election in France came out. Last Sunday was also an exciting day, a memorable day, but above all … Continue reading

1 May, 2017 · Leave a comment

New Worlds: Science Fiction and Beyond, Project

Yesterday was a day I’d been looking forward to since the beginning of the semester, the project conference organised for the very amazing module I have mentioned in almost every … Continue reading

27 April, 2017 · Leave a comment

Easter Holidays in France

The Easter holiday is already over which feels really strange because, for the first time, I have no idea when I’ll next go home in France or if I’ll even … Continue reading

23 April, 2017 · 3 Comments

French Presidential Election

This post is quite unusual for my blog and might not be very interesting for many of my readers but I’d like to talk about a big event that’s happening … Continue reading

12 April, 2017 · 2 Comments

Busy weekend in London

I am finally back home after a semester (that’s not quite over yet) that went incredibly quickly. I have had such a good semester so far though! 😀 I’ve enjoyed … Continue reading

30 March, 2017 · 3 Comments

Nobody gets my name in the UK

I never realised that making people understand my first name would be such a problem in the UK. I believed that, like in France, my Polish surname would be the … Continue reading

22 March, 2017 · 4 Comments

Science Fiction: Formative 3

Another formative assessment for Science Fiction! Like the previous one, I had to choose an article that I found interesting and that could be useful for my project and then … Continue reading

19 March, 2017 · 1 Comment

Great Yarmouth

In November, I finally went to Great Yarmouth (on my birthday). It was so empty but we got lucky because the weather was perfect! I really enjoyed it and plan … Continue reading

17 March, 2017 · 5 Comments

Science Fiction: Formative 2

Another formative assessment for Science Fiction! I wasn’t happy about it but it ended up being great because we had to pick a chapter from The Oxford Handbook of Science … Continue reading

11 March, 2017 · 1 Comment

Analysis of Cheever’s “The Swimmer”

So the title of my Cultures of Suburbia essay was: “The American Dream: tension between authenticity and artificiality in the post-war American suburb.” Yes — it is a very long … Continue reading

4 March, 2017 · 2 Comments

Motivational Playlist

I’ve been working on this motivational playlist that I’m not quite proud of for a while. Yes, it might be full of weird or cheesy songs but it never fails … Continue reading

1 March, 2017 · 1 Comment

Science Fiction: Formative Task

For my very awesome Science Fiction module, we were given our first formative assessment (I hate doing them). It’s probably the weirdest one I’ve ever been given but after the initial … Continue reading

25 February, 2017 · 4 Comments

Do Something Different Week

“Do Something Different Week” is an exciting week of activities going on on campus and giving you the opportunity to try lots of new things and really make the most … Continue reading

18 February, 2017 · 1 Comment

Cultures of Suburbia: Essay

Joy! Miracle! Relief! I got my Cultures of Suburbia essay back aaaaaaaaaaand I GOT 73%!!!!!!!!!! (Second best university grade.) Level of pride: 500%! I can’t say how happy I am … Continue reading

15 February, 2017 · 1 Comment

Nervous Narratives: Module and Essay

I finally got my Nervous Narratives essay back: I got 66%! I’m very happy about that and so relieved too! 😀 I really liked this module and already miss it, … Continue reading

10 February, 2017 · 3 Comments

Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific

I’ve been meaning to write this weeks and weeks ago but never found the time! Today — a week after the Queen’s visit to this exhibition and a week before … Continue reading

3 February, 2017 · 3 Comments

The Beginning of the End

Well… The time has come, it is the beginning of the end. I’ve been dreading this for months. My last semester of university at UEA (and probably at university ever … Continue reading

1 February, 2017 · 7 Comments

The Day I Saw Queen Elizabeth II

Where do I even start? I saw Queen Elizabeth II at UEA today. I simply cannot believe it. Did I spend the whole day dreaming? If you read my previous … Continue reading

27 January, 2017 · 8 Comments

The Queen at UEA

Alright guys… What is happening is absolutely unbelievable… QUEEN ELIZABETH II IS COMING TO UEA NEXT FRIDAY!!!!! (Not just for fun, she’s going to visit the Fiji exhibition at the amazing … Continue reading

20 January, 2017 · 6 Comments

Christmas Holidays in the South of France

The Christmas break is already over and I’m now back in Norwich! I already miss home (and my little brooooootheeeer) but look forward to the Easter holidays. I made a … Continue reading

16 January, 2017 · Leave a comment

New Books!

What do literature students get for Christmas? BOOOOOOOOOKS!!! I asked for quite a few and got even more than I thought I would. Let’s be real, I’ll never have time … Continue reading

10 January, 2017 · 2 Comments

Semester Over

The Autumn semester is finally over: I have finished my last project! I am really relieved about that although I am getting extremely close to the end of my degree. … Continue reading

6 January, 2017 · 1 Comment

New Year Resolutions

Bonne année! Bonne santé! Last time I had New Year resolutions, it was around the age of 13 and it was to stop biting my nails (it worked!!). Although I … Continue reading

2 January, 2017 · 5 Comments

Being French in England

France and the United Kingdom aren’t that far away and have a lot in common, so it is not surprising that there aren’t lots of major cultural differences. British humour … Continue reading

28 December, 2016 · 1 Comment

A Day in the Life of a Literature Student

I remember applying for English Literature courses at university, not really knowing where to start and feeling a bit lost. My main problem I think was having no idea what … Continue reading

24 December, 2016 · 1 Comment
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