Newsletter: Issue 7

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November 2004

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  • Director’s Foreword – Ben Knights
    Ben Knights, Director, English Subject Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Teaching to Learn
    Ros King, Senior Lecturer in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London, argues that undergraduates can learn by teaching in schools. On p. 4, Carolyn Lindsay gives a school teacher’s perspective.
  • ‘Second-year-icity’
    Sally Bushell, Lecturer in English at Lancaster University, assesses the differences between second and third year students.
  • It ain’t what you say, it’s the way that you say it
    Shân Wareing analyses the Language of Educational Development
  • ‘With or Without? Is there any History in this class?’
    In a paper originally delivered at the English Subject Centre conference ‘The Condition of the Subject’ in July 2003, Philip Martin, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at De Montfort University and former Director of the English Subject Centre, reassesses the place of historicism in teaching.
  • Development of a Work Project Module for an MA in English
    Martin Willis, Lecturer in English, University of Glamorgan.
  • Professionalising the PhD: A Career-Related Initiative in English Studies
    Leon Litvack, Reader in Victorian Studies and Head of Undergraduate Teaching in the English Department at Queen’s University Belfast, describes a mini-project funded by the English Subject Centre.
News & Reports
  • Teaching Holocaust Writing and Film
    Robert Eaglestone, Lecturer in English at Royal Holloway, University of London, writes about an English Subject Event on the 18th and 19th February, 2005.
  • National Teaching Fellows in English
    The winners of fifty new National Teaching Fellowships (worth £50,000 each) were announced in June. Here, two new Fellows with links to English outline their plans.
  • UCAS Figures
    UCAS Figures on English, Media Studies and History
  • Encouraging Student Enterprise in the Cultural and Heritage Sector
    Helen Cagney-Watts describes an English Subject Centre project funded by the DfES.
  • JISC Regional Support Centres
    Sarah Sherman, Higher Education Adviser, JISC RSC for London, writes about a new service for Higher Education.
  • Student Employability Profiles for English
    Jane Gawthrope, English Subject Centre Manager, discusses Employability Profiles.
  • Consultations with English in Education lecturers
    Ben Knights, Subject Centre Director, writes about recent meetings with an important section of the English HE community
  • Taught Postgraduate Provision at the New Universities
    Emma Liggins, Lecturer in English at Edge Hill College of Higher Education, reports on an English Subject event held in the summer.
  • ‘You’ll need to go to the departmental office for that, Sophie..’
    Jane Gawthrope, Manager of the English Subject Centre, reports on a networking day for English department administrators held on 8 September 2004.
  • 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.