Monthly Archives: January 2019

Thinking Aloud: Ethical Research

Shafquat Towheed, Senior Lecturer in English [Image 1: The Africa Museum, Tervuren, Belgium] ‘In a very few hours, I arrived in a city that always makes me think of a whited sepulchre’, said Conrad’s Marlow about his return to Brussels … Continue reading

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On writing a diary of literary terms

Richard Jones, Lecturer in English Literature Daisy, I say, it’s time to put you in a blog post. Not likely, she says and starts to squeeze out of it. I don’t mind this. The whole point of the blog post … Continue reading

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Teaching for the OU – having the time of my life!

Dr Lynda Morgan, Associate Lecturer It is February 1976. I am 23 years old, recently graduated with a degree in English and a teaching certificate, and I am about to walk into a shabby classroom at Sarah Siddons school, Paddington. … Continue reading

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Reading as a writer: ‘Offshore’

Sally O’Reilly, Lecturer, Creative Writing As creative writing academics, we constantly remind students about the importance of ‘reading as a writer’, and in my own reading I sometimes wonder to what extent this should be a conscious process, and to … Continue reading

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