Creel 6 Chiaroscuro is an anthology of short stories and poems by undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS) at the University of Essex. This anthology’s theme is ‘chiaroscuro’. Dating back to the Renaissance period, chiaroscuro is defined as the artistic use of strong contrasts between light and shadow. In this anthology, shades of nuance are revealed in subjects ranging from relationship tensions to philosophical musings; from social injustice to the nature of art, and the art of nature. Taken together, this collection acknowledges the different forms of darkness that we contend with whilst also celebrating the light to be found in times of hardship.
Foreword by Professor Elizabeth Kuti.