Writer’s Block #33

Take a break from your studies and start your summer holidays early by diving into the last Writer’s Block of this academic year! The short stories, interviews and poems are ready to be read and enjoyed. Click on the cover below, and take a look inside! We’re always looking for new submissions for our nextContinue reading “Writer’s Block #33”

Writer’s Block #26

We are so, so excited to present to you the first Writer’s Block of this academic year: Writer’s Block #26. This issue is all about revolution, something that has been very prominent at the UvA this year, with lots of submissions from our own editorial board as our own little rebellion! So sit back, grabContinue reading “Writer’s Block #26”

Writer’s Block #25

With great pride (and a tinge of sadness) we bring to you our final Writer’s Block issue for this academic year: Writer’s Block #25. And of course, being an anniversary issue, it features a lot of cake. So go ahead, dive on in! Free cake guaranteed!* Click here for the online version of WB #25.Continue reading “Writer’s Block #25”

Writer’s Block #24

The time is come at last: Writer’s Block #24 is here! It’s been available at several UvA locations for a little while now, and we’re happy to present you with a digital version here as well – you can find it in the link below. We hope you enjoy it and you are encouraged toContinue reading “Writer’s Block #24”

It’s The Hard Knock Life

The biggest obstacle for me in my hopefully-soon-to-be-finished BA trajectory has been the course “Wetenschapsfilosofie”. Twice. After having done two of its exams in the first exam week, I am once again feeling the anticipating fear and despair in my gut of having to wait for the results and getting to know whether or notContinue reading “It’s The Hard Knock Life”

On Authors In Focus 1

“Authors in Focus 1” is a six-credit course on Oscar Wilde’s novel, plays, short stories, and mostly his mysterious personal life. Last week, the main reading was a selection of Wilde’s short stories. In class, whilst we were fervently discussing and analyzing the reasoning behind the choices made in the stories and how these choicesContinue reading “On Authors In Focus 1”

Introduction to the Deep Dark World of Cyberpunk Fiction

My academic year started on a rather chaotic note. Four days before the first semester was to start, I realised I hadn’t enrolled in any courses. Thankfully I ended up managing to enroll in whatever courses caught my eye (that is, in my 1-second glance of hurry-up-hysteria). Consequently, I found myself stranded in a classroomContinue reading “Introduction to the Deep Dark World of Cyberpunk Fiction”

Writer’s Block #22

Find here our first Writer’s Block of this academic year! We hope you enjoy it and you are encouraged to send in some work of your own! Writer’s Block is always looking for new pieces of writing, because without submissions there is no WB. We hope to read some of your writings soon! Click hereContinue reading “Writer’s Block #22”

WB Column: Accents

Awrite! Hou’s aw wi ye? Can A gie ye a haund? It’s quite remarkable that when you study English you get taught about grammar, literature, philosophy even, but nothing about pronunciation. We do have phonology, but that is mostly theoretical and only in Received Pronunciation. We learn how to pronounce sounds and phonemes, but don’tContinue reading “WB Column: Accents”

Best of Writer’s Block: Special Edition

Find here a special of Writer’s Block with a few selections of the best works of the last few years. We hope you enjoy it and you are encouraged to send in some work of your own! Writer’s Block is always looking for new pieces of writing, because without submissions there is no WB. We hopeContinue reading “Best of Writer’s Block: Special Edition”