Writings on Hines

Looking for Hope in A Kestrel for a Knave

Looking for Hope in A Kestrel for a Knave

Whether for pleasure or for studies, I’ve always had a penchant for working-class literature and film. Throughout my undergraduate degree I would regularly attempt to shoehorn the films and novels of the ‘angry young men’ and British New Wave into my essays, finding any excuse […]

Discovering ‘The Forgotten Army’ in Elvis over England

Discovering ‘The Forgotten Army’ in Elvis over England

“He revved the engine to the clear the way, and he saw them raise their glasses in the rear-view mirror, he felt like a conquering hero.” This extract is taken from Barry Hines’s last novel, Elvis over England, published in 1998. The novel centres on […]

Barry Hines and Animals

Barry Hines and Animals

While in the final year of her undergraduate degree in English Literature, Katie Goody undertook a research project on Barry Hines. Here she records in a series of short posts her reflections on the representation of animals in Hines’s work. Kestrel for a Knave (1968) […]

One from the Vaults: The Price of Coal (1977), Barry Hines’ hidden gem

One from the Vaults: The Price of Coal (1977), Barry Hines’ hidden gem

This piece by Greg Challis was originally written as an assessment for the Post-war British Film, TV, and Drama module at The University of Sheffield. Greg is currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing. One from the Vaults: The Price of Coal (1977), Barry […]

Industry as a Backdrop to the North

Industry as a Backdrop to the North

Bethany Lenihan wrote this essay in May 2016, as her assessment for the level 3 module at The University of Sheffield, Imagining the North. Bethany graduated with a degree in English Literature and is now studying for an MA in English Literature at Sheffield. Industry […]

A Study of the Predetermined Trajectory of Youth Narratives in Northern Spaces

A Study of the Predetermined Trajectory of Youth Narratives in Northern Spaces

This piece of writing is by Holly Hinchliffe. Holly wrote this for her third year module ‘Imagining the North’, an English module which explores the North of England and its cultural geographies. Holly graduated with a degree in English Literature in 2016 from the University […]