Magazine: WordPlay – Issue 1

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WordPlay – The English Subject Centre Magazine

Issue 1
April 2009

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Table of Contents

  • Welcome
    English Subject Centre Magazine editor Dr Nicole King introduces the first issue of our new magazine.
  • IT Works
    Brett Lucas casts his eye over recent developments in the world of e-learning
  • Text in the City: the value of literary analysts to City financial institutions
    When is making money making meaning? Ceri Sullivan and Eben Muse research the potentially lucrative intersection of literature and finance in an English Subject Centre project.
  • Doing Academia: an interview with Bob Eaglestone
    In January, Nicole King spoke with Bob Eaglestone about the joys of deconstruction, teaching and, in general, getting on in academia.
  • Keeping Your Balance: Creative Writing and part-time teaching
    Maggie Butt discusses the difficulties and pleasures of juggling life as a writer and a teacher.
Creative Pedagogies
  • Connotations and Conjunctions: research on English studies at Brighton
    Amidst plans for changes in how English is delivered, a University of Brighton research project explores how lecturers and students conceptualise the discipline.
  • Why haven’t you got Wordsworth?
    Jean Sprackland describes a rich resource for both students and lecturers interested in hearing what poems sound like when their authors read them aloud.
  • WikiOmeros: technology and textual research in the first year
    Harnessing wiki technology, tutors at Warwick help their first-year students to create online annotations and commentaries for Derek Walcott’s epic poem, Omeros.
  • Voices in Further Education
    The Subject Centre’s HE in FE Project Officer, Candice Satchwell, writes a composite piece based on her visits to several Further Education colleges and reveals what common issues arise.
  • Two Legs of a Relay
    Rajorshi Chakraborti describes the fruitful experiences of being a teacher of Literature and Creative Writing at the same time.
The Student Experience
  • Poetry and Film for Students: greater than the sum of our parts
    Caroline Hawkridge, Writing School student, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Book Reviews
  • Beginning Old English, by Carole Hough and John Corbett
    Reviewed by Sara Pons-Sanz
Event Reports
  • What is Literacy in HE Today? An Evening Discussion
  • Beyond the Placement: Creative Writing and employability
  • Teaching Milton
  • Encouraging Student-Centred Interaction Online
  • Beyond the Essay: assessment in English Literacture and Creative Writing
  • Part-time teaching and Creative Writing
  • Desert Island Texts
    Lecturers registered in our Directory of Experience and Interests database highlight their favourite books. This month: Ruth Page.
  • The Last Word – Inclusive English
    Jonathan Gibson is an academic co-ordinator at the English Subject Centre