Department of English Students Association

Month: February 2018

Black History Month: Freedom through the Narrative

Black History Month: Freedom through the Narrative

Humanity has had its fair share of man-made tragedies; mass-suicide in Jamestown, the Holocaust, The Real Housewives. One aspect of history which has not received the attention it fully deserves is the harrowing system of slavery. Human beings became items of economic value, and though […]

DESA | Gig Night

DESA | Gig Night

“If music be the food of love, play on” – Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare. As we move on forward leaving the dust and angst of the first semester behind us, we journey on to another semester. To celebrate our survival of four months of intense […]

Noma Bar’s Take on Dystopian Fiction

Noma Bar’s Take on Dystopian Fiction

 

Illustrator Noma Bar is known for creating an artistic relationship between elements that give meaning and dynamism to his

designs, resulting in a meaningful merge of the said elements. The prize winning-artist shows us how we are truly living in the

golden age of book designs through illustrations of popular dystopian fiction, such as Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Orwell’s

1984. Bar’s art brings together proximity, minimalism, and negative space to portray the powerful messages incapsulated in the

novels. The simple, yet perfectly chosen contrast between the red, white and the charcoal black are surely the means in which Bar

successfully chose in alluring reader to revisit these masterpieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Club | Call Me by Your Name by Andre’ Aciman

Book Club | Call Me by Your Name by Andre’ Aciman

A word, and then a page, and then a life. The Department of English Students’ Association is starting a book club, for those interested in having a community to discuss contemporary literature with. If you’re passionate about books and interested in meeting people who share […]