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Lit in Colour programme to diversify curriculum will reach 12,000 students

The Lit in Colour Pioneers programme, which supports UK schools in diversifying their English Literature curriculum, will be working with 119 cohorts from across the country this year, reaching almost 12,000 students. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-06 10:31:02 UTC ]
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Lit in colour

This week we’ve published the findings of research conducted by Lit in Colour, a campaign run by Penguin Random House and The Runnymede Trust to make the teaching of English Literature more inclusive and representative of the myriad of different voices and narratives that make up Britain’s past... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-29 23:09:45 UTC ]
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Benjamin Zephaniah calls for more diversity in GCSE texts

Less than one percent of authors studied at GCSE English Literature are from an ethnic minority background. Continue reading at 'BBC News'

[ BBC News | 2021-06-29 18:52:35 UTC ]
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Just 0.7% of GCSE English Lit students study writers of colour, PRH research shows

Research commissioned by Penguin Random House has revealed only 0.7% of English Literature GCSE students in England study a book by a writer of colour while only 7% study a book by a woman. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-28 22:57:04 UTC ]
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The True Meaning of Hamlet’s ‘Frailty, Thy Name is Woman’

‘Frailty, thy name is woman’ is one of dozens of famous expressions that have entered common speech, but which originated in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The old quip about Hamlet, that it’s ‘too full of quotations’, wittily sums up the play’s influence on not just English literature but on the... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2021-06-24 17:00:06 UTC ]
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Early Medieval English literature was a sordid swamp of wanton plagiarism!

It turns out 12th-century British scholars (monks, really, we’re mainly talking monks, here) had absolutely no problem borrowing “long passages” from whatever manuscripts they could get their hands on, and would freely plagiarize the writings of continental scholars. Of course, plagiarism then... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-05-11 14:10:25 UTC ]
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Five of the Best Examples of the Pantoum Form in English Poetry

When compared with the sonnet, ballad, or even the villanelle, the pantoum verse form could hardly be called ‘popular’, and examples of pantoums in English literature are not exactly plentiful. Nonetheless, there are some fine instances of the pantoum – a distinctive and strict form which has... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2021-03-25 15:00:19 UTC ]
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US magazine Poetry faces outcry for publishing work by sex offender

New issue, dedicated to work by current and former prisoners, provokes uproar after it emerges one poet has served time for child pornography offencesThe US’s prestigious Poetry magazine has doubled down on its decision to publish a poem by a convicted sex offender as part of a special edition... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2021-02-03 16:08:52 UTC ]
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Trying to Teach English Literature in the Wake of Mao’s Cultural Revolution

My assignment was to offer a survey course on the history of English literature in northeast China. I was paired with a young American teacher sponsored by the United Nations who was to teach phonetics and oral expression. We taught six days a week, and every Wednesday afternoon our students... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-15 09:49:40 UTC ]
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Penguin launches project to boost diversity in GCSE reading lists

Lit in Colour, the publisher’s partnership with the Runnymede Trust, hopes to redress imbalances in English literature coursesThe book publisher Penguin Random House has teamed up with the thinktank the Runnymede Trust to boost diversity in reading lists in schools.The partnership – Lit in... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-10-24 16:11:09 UTC ]
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10 of the Funniest Comic Writers in English

Selected by Dr Oliver Tearle English literature has a rich tradition of comic writing. From Chaucer’s ‘Miller’s Tale’ to Shakespeare’s Falstaff to the early comic novels of Smollett, Sterne, Fielding, and Swift, there are plenty of laughs to be had from the pages of the literary greats. But what... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2020-10-08 14:00:57 UTC ]
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Granny Knows Best

BORN AND RAISED in Montenegro, Olja Knežević studied English literature at the University of Belgrade, Serbia, before completing her MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London, in 2008. Now living in Croatia, she is one of those effortlessly international authors whose... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-10-02 12:30:19 UTC ]
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Festival Five with NSK Juror Randy Ribay, by the Editors of WLT

Interviews   Randy Ribay was born in the Philippines and raised in the Midwest. He’s the author of After the Shot Drops and An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes. His latest book, Patron Saints of Nothing, is a powerful coming-of-age story about... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2020-09-29 13:14:12 UTC ]
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AE Housman’s Light Verse: ‘The Crocodile’

In this week’s Dispatches from The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle enjoys the comic verse by one of the most ‘miserable’ poets in English literature ‘The Crocodile or, Public Decency’ is not one of the best-known poems of A. E. Housman (1859-1936), the classical scholar and poet who failed his […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2020-09-18 14:00:40 UTC ]
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Review: The demons that dogged Charles Dickens

Veteran biographer A.N. Wilson takes on one of the most popular, prolific and puzzling writers in English literature in "The Mystery of Charles Dickens." Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-08-06 14:00:54 UTC ]
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To Be the Poet of Troy: An Interview with Mosab Abu Toha by Philip Metres

After finding an anthology of English literature in the rubble of the Islamic University of Gaza during the 2014 Israeli bombing, Mosab Abu Toha had a dream: founding an English language library in one of the most confined, crowded, and isolated places in the world. According to the “We Are Not... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-22 08:47:29 UTC ]
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10 of the Best Ballads in English Literature

Traditionally, a ballad was a song that was designed to be danced to, as the etymology of the word, Provençal balada meaning ‘dance, song to dance to’, ultimately from late Latin ballare. The great British ballads – and we say ‘British’ because many of them were Scottish rather than English... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2020-06-14 14:00:45 UTC ]
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10 of the Most Accessible Poets in English Literature

How many times have you heard someone say, ‘I don’t read poetry. I just don’t get it.’ Or perhaps, ‘Why can’t poets just come out and say what they want to say? Why say something in such a way?’ For many people, poetry is ‘difficult’. But whilst it’s true that […] The post 10 of the Most... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2020-05-30 14:00:36 UTC ]
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The True Meaning of the Phrase ‘More Honoured in the Breach than the Observance’

In this week’s Dispatches from The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle examines a famous phrase derived from Shakespeare The old line about Hamlet, that it’s ‘too full of quotations’, wittily sums up the play’s influence on not just English literature but on the everyday language we use. Many of us... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2020-05-29 14:00:47 UTC ]
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BEYOND THE BARD: Exploring the Teaching of Contemporary British Literature in Global Higher Education

Guest Blogger: Prof Katy Shaw, University of Northumbria, Vice-Chair of BACLS – the British Association of Literary Studies – and executive committee member of University English, the national subject association. In recent years there has been a rapid rise in the teaching of English Literature... Continue reading at 'British Council global'

[ British Council global | 2020-05-18 09:30:54 UTC ]
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