Author Archives: emmasmith

Who owns scholarship?

Two interesting articles this week press on the concern of my last post, “Creative Commons”. Part of the aim of our Great Writers Inspire project is to make high-quality, research-inspired material on literary topics freely available on the web. Part of … Continue reading

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Creative Commons

One exciting thing for me about the Great Writers Inspire project is that we release the material – podcasts, essays, interviews, ebooks – under the Creative Commons license, which means it can be reused as widely as possible. As soon … Continue reading

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What does a great writer look like?

Watching the BBC documentary on Jane Austen on Boxing Day got me wondering about what a Great Writer should look like. The programme followed Dr Paula Byrne as she tried to authenticate a sketch as an image of Austen, and … Continue reading

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Be Inspired – 14 December 2011

Just back from our Be Inspired event – ten colleagues each giving a 15 minute talk on a different writer, which will form part of the new material for the Great Writers Inspire project. A really stimulating day – both … Continue reading

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