The genius and the soul

This is the year of Shakespeare and as part of what I call the Seminal Papers Series I want to make some brief considerations on two books by Jonathan Bate, who I believe is one of the most knowledgeable and prominent Shakespearean scholars of our times. On the top of it, Bate is a gifted … More The genius and the soul

Review: Cymbeline

There is nothing disastrously wrong with the RSC production of Cymbeline and yet you leave the theatre with the sensation that it could certainly have been done better. First of all, it is the irritating feeling that some of the changes were made for the sake of changing. Yes, I am referring to the gender … More Review: Cymbeline

Bringing literature into the language class

This post was originally written for Helbling Hooked on Books Blog. Thanks to Nora Nagy and Maria Cleary for giving me the opportunity to share my views with their readers. In this series of interviews we talk to teachers, ELT writers, visual artists and researchers about the importance of using literature in the language classroom. Together they … More Bringing literature into the language class