This blog displays my writing from inside and outside of the classroom. Earlier posts reflect my BA in English Language in Literature while later posts reflect my MSc in Empires, Colonialism and Globalisation. Additionally, this blog features reblogged bits and pieces that have caught my interest. Enjoy!

— Guy Chandler


  1. Hi Guy,

    I just nominated you for the Sunshine Award! Here’s the link: http://talesthroughtime.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/sunshine-award/


  2. Love the title of your blog… I’m hoping it is a grand metaphor for the sea of literature in the world that is often lost to the masses and at times is daunting to try to sift through as any English major would know. I have enjoyed your writing thus far and look forward to reading more.

    • Thank you! It was inspired by Jean Rhys’ ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’, which is set in the Caribbean and forms a kind of prequel to ‘Jane Eyre’ but (thankfully) is much more concise. I didn’t want to lift the title exactly so when I found out the Sargasso Sea is a region in the gyre of the North Atlantic, I substituted gyre. As a gyre is a big, rotating mass of currents I hoped my blog could be a swirling gyre of ideas and thought, which hopefully I am achieving. I do like your interpretation though and have added it to my understanding of the title! I am enjoying your blog too and especially liked your summary of ‘Crime and Punishment’. Thanks for following.

  3. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award Guy. Should you accept, please follow the link below. I enjoy visiting this blog and reading your work. Thank you and well done.

  4. Hung Tran

    Just popping in to say hi to a fellow Australian! I studied WSS in high school and it is still one of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever read.

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