Category Archives: reflection

Something reflecting on any topic related to the project

Writers with an image problem: William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson

In the contemporary world, we are bombarded with images from our laptops and televisions, on billboards and in magazines. These images may be advertising something, but often they seem only to advertise a way of life, a celebrity, unobtainable to … Continue reading

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Happy National Poetry Day from Great Writers Inspire!

Today is National Poetry Day here in the UK. This is a day to celebrate poetry in all its many forms, and right across the country people will be writing, reading, sharing and discussing poetry. The theme this year is … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole: Discovering Open Educational Resources

While writing my dissertation for my Masters this past June, I needed to know how many times Iago is called a ‘devil’ in Shakespeare’s Othello. And I realised there was a time in my life when this actually would have involved counting. … Continue reading

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Using Our Resources in Teaching

For the next fortnight, I am teaching English at one of the many summer schools which take place in Oxford and other university cities in the UK. In putting together my course for five 17-18 year olds who want to … Continue reading

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The iPad in the Library

For the past two weeks (still early days) I have been using an IPad to start work on research for a new book. A very superficial part of me thought that the mere fact of writing on something sexy would … Continue reading

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A ‘great’ collaborative project by Antonella Castelvedere

Amongst the excellent resources available in the Great Writers Inspire collections there’s a lecture by Professor Peter McDonald on J.M. Coetzee which inspires the audience by challenging the notion of great writers as ‘spotless icons serenely floating above the murky … Continue reading

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Some thoughts after ‘Engage’ by Erin Sullivan

As a Lecturer at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, I would say that I work on a daily basis with a great writer, although I don’t stop and think about what this term means to me as much as … Continue reading

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