Headspace: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department write about a place or space they go to write, read, study or create. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.]
This is my evening work space. Night is my favourite time for working because it is quiet, and there is no one to knock on your office door or ask you out for a long, irrelevant chat, which breaks my flow of ideas or moments of concentration.
At times, I do not like to sit down properly and write or read. Sometimes, I prefer the computer to be switched off, and I will read or write in bed or on the sofa.
Some people put up drawings or paintings by their children in their offices, or photos of their children on their shelves. Others put up portraits of Jesus or Mary or photos of family members and lovers there. On my wall, I have Virginia Woolf.
Jessica Siu-yin Yeung was an MPhil student in the Department of English. Her principal research interests are in British women modernists, Virginia Woolf, comparative literary studies and life-writing studies. [Click here to read all entries by Jessica.]