A site for students studying English at 'A' Level/University. Discussion Forums and unique 
                                                  Online Seminars to build confidence, creativity, and individual analytical style.


 Peripeteia (pe-ree-pah-tay-uh)

"A sudden change of events or reversal of circumstances, especially in a literary work." 

Peripeteia is aimed at students studying English at A-Level or University, and facilitates discussion on everything from William Shakespeare to James Joyce, prolific short story writers to the War Poets.

 So, why join Peripeteia?      


1) If you are deciding whether to study English, be it in Sixth Form or in Higher Education, this is the ideal place to talk to people who have been in the same situation as you and discover their opinions, helping you to make a confident, well-informed decision.

2) Peripeteia will give you the opportunity to bounce your own ideas off other people with similar interests, in turn building your confidence, and your own analytical and creative style.

3) Becoming a member allows you access to a wider range of discussion forums and also allows you to take part in the highly successful "online seminars".

4) The members of this site have a deep-rooted passion for literature. If you share this passion, then this is the site for you.


'I've always been a big fan of peripeteia.'

Prof. Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway University)

'Such a wonderful resource for A-level students.' 

Dr Dale Townshend (Stirling University)

'Strongly recommended, particularly for highly motivated, individual students.' 

Dr Emma Smith (Oxford University)

'It is a fantastic resource - a really excellent initiative.  I shall take the details to my department's next meeting, and alert staff and students to it.'

Dr Rachel Christofides (Plymouth University)


Check out our new companion book for A-level literature students, featuring sections on how to plan an essay, how to answer different types of literature questions, how to use critics & contexts and much more...

Also now on sale, The Art of Poetry, vols. 4 -20. Coming soon, Art of Drama, vol. 3.


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What are online seminars?

The clue is in the title. An online seminar is another opportunity to broaden your knowledge on specified topics, or join in with a group creative writing expedition.

All information about time, date, persona and topic can be found on our Calendar.

Seminars are held in a suitable part of the Discussion Forum, and when a seminar is approaching a link to the relevant Forum page will be put up with the details for that particular seminar.

The aim of online seminars is to generate group literary discussion involving as many members as possible, so please be considerate, encouraging, and allow time for other people to post their thoughts. Likewise, it goes without saying that one should be respectful of other peoples? opinions, in particular towards the people who are giving up their free time to run our seminars.

Give it a go - you never know what the end result could be...



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