In this article published in The Guardian to mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, famous writers make the case for different novels, and even juvenilia. It is indeed ‘a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is one of the greatest English novelists’ (The Guardian, 2017); however, it could be argued that not all … More Article: Which is the greatest Jane Austen novel?
I, being but a moonish youth, grieve, be effeminate, changeable, longing and liking, proud, fantastical, apish, shallow, inconstant, full of tears, full of smiles, for every passion something and for no passion truly any thing… would now like him, now loathe him; then entertain him, then forswear him; now weep for him, then spit at … More Anthony and Cleopatra at the RSC
I was organizing my computer files the other day when I stumbled upon a folder containing my old BA essays. Reading them again prompted that kind of question some writers will be familiar with, ‘Have I really written this?!’ To my surprise, they are still quite readable and I think I can now put more … More Tragedy and the severing of human certainties
In this final part of the discussion on the topic of doctoral students’ research development skills, I discuss how giving trainee researchers the opportunity to work as assistants can bring benefits to all stakeholders involved. Working as a research assistant may give doctoral students a invaluable opportunity to directly experience what others have been through … More Researcher development (Part 3)
The issue of how research skills are developed before one finishes a postgraduate degree, and how doctoral students acquire practical knowledge of doing research, may also pose philosophical speculations about how knowledge is achieved. Even recognizing the oversimplification, it could be said that such understanding comes from two different traditions: the one that sees knowledge … More Researcher development (Part 2)