Newsletter: Issue 8

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June 2005

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Contents

  • Director’s Foreword – Ben Knights
    Ben Knights, Director, English Subject Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London
Articles
  • Linguistics in a department of English Literature
    Nigel Fabb, Professor of Literary Linguistics and Head of the Department of English Studies at the University of Strathclyde, reconsiders the relationship between linguistic analysis and literary studies. This is the second in an occasional series of articles on the links between English and cognate disciplines.
  • Writing Culture
    David Kennedy, Royal Literary Fund Advisory Fellow and AHRB Fellow in Creative and Performing Arts at Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds, describes a recent event designed to encourage students to think of themselves as writers.
  • Pedagogical Research and English Studies
    Ben Knights, Director of the English Subject Centre, issues an invitation.
  • Developing the Independent English Student
    Chris Hopkins, Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University, reports on the findings of a recent symposium and an associated Subject Centre project on the place of independent learning in English study.
  • Two types of Interdisciplinarity
    Jonathan Gibson, Academic Co-ordinator at the English Subject Centre, writes about the increasing emphasis in English courses on issues connected with space and place. A version of this article was delivered as a paper at a colloquium on ‘The Disciplinary Identity of Area Studies’ held in London on 29 November 2004 and organised by John Canning of the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies.
News & Reports
  • The First-Year Experience of English
    Ben Knights, Subject Centre Director, reports on a one-day Subject Centre workshop hosted by the Bristol English Department on 28 January 2005.
  • Teaching Victorian Fiction
    Andrew Maunder, Subject Leader for English Literature in the School of Humanities at the University of Hertfordshire and Academic Co-ordinator for the English Subject Centre, describes a recent Subject Centre event on an important area of the curriculum.
  • Teaching Holocaust Writing and Film
    Robert Eaglestone, Senior Lecturer in English at Royal Holloway, University of London, writes about an English Subject Centre event held on 18-19 February 2005.
  • Thinking Outside the Box: English, Film and New Media
    Lesley Coote, University of Hull, reports on a recent Subject Centre event.
  • Supporting Blind and Visually Impaired Students:Tactile Graphics Resources for HE
    Diana Maniati introduces the work of the National Centre for Tactile Diagrams.
  • Education for Sustainable Development and English Studies
    Jane Gawthrope, Manager, English Subject Centre
  • IT Works!
    Brett Lucas, Learning Technology Officer and Website Developer at the English Subject Centre, gives his regular roundup of teaching-related developments in IT.