SELCS Writing Lab

 News & Events

  • One-to-one tutorials return after Reading Week until the end of Term 2. Walk in or book via the SELCS Writing Lab Moodle.
  • One special week of tutorials available 13-17 January 2014. Bring in your Term 1 feedback for discussion with the Lab tutors! Details and booking on our Moodle.
  • One-to-one tutorials running Monday to Friday until the end of term 1. Walk-in hours from 12-1 and 5-6 each day. Half-hour appointments between 1 and 5 can be booked via the SELCS Writing Lab Moodle.
  • The SELCS Writing Lab ran workshops for new undergraduates in SELCS on 'How to Write a University Essay' during Induction Week.
  • The SELCS Writing Lab will be available to affiliate students in A&H, S&HS and SSEES in 2013-14.
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Who We Are

Alice Ferron

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I am a PhD student in the History department working on sixteenth century women's writing. I hold an MA in European History with Distinction from UCL and undergraduate degrees in History and English literature from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. I teach in the History departments of UCL and King's College London. As a historian, I spend a lot of time thinking about the past, but I enjoy several modern hobbies as well, including catching up on 'New Girl' and updating my cooking blog. Kate Chopin's 'The Awakening' is one of my all time favourite books.

Rebecca Harrison


I am a Teaching Fellow at UCL, where I completed my PhD in Film Studies in 2014. My thesis examined how the cinema and the railway transformed daily life in Britain between 1895 and 1948, and my work generally focuses on British cinema and cultural history in the twentieth century. I spend lots of time watching old newsreels and movies, and enjoy everything from silents such as The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, via Ealing comedies to sci-fi. My favourite director is Hitchcock - however, my favourite film is the under-appreciated Bill Murray comedy What About Bob?. I also teach on the MA in Film Studies programme.

Marlies Gabriele (Lissy) Prinzl


I am a part-time research student at UCL, based at the Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry (CMII). My research focuses on creativity in retranslation, specifically the English translations of Thomas Mann's novella 'Der Tod in Venedig' ('Death in Venice'), and involves corpus linguistics-based tools. I am also the Editor-in-Chief of 'Opticon 1826', UCL's all-faculty, peer-reviewed academic journal, run and edited by its own postgraduate students, as well as a PG representative for the British Comparative Literature Association. I enjoy reading Cortázar, Coetzee and modern/postmodern writers in general. I am a member both of UCLU's Film & TV Society as well as the Photography Society, and you will find me watching plenty of indies, world cinema and quality anime (Studio Ghibli, Shinkai Makoto, etc.).

Katie Sparks

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I am a third-year PhD candidate in Comparative Literature (CMII). My dissertation explores depictions of the female servant in 19th and 20th century plantation literature of the Americas. My undergraduate degree is in English and Art History from Tulane University in New Orleans, and my MA in Medieval English: Sex, Gender and Culture was awarded by King’s College London in 2011. I love (in no particular order) the nineteenth century and any novel/play/film set in it, my 35mm camera, eating pasta, doing comedy improv, and my sausage dog.