We are delighted to welcome a group of Northumbria University interns to our team this semester.Continue reading “Northumbria English interns”
Clearing Day 2018
It’s clearing day at Northumbria. Several colleagues are helping answer calls from applicants for our BA courses in English Language, Literature and Creative Writing and also our Foundation Year in Humanities.
The clearing hotline number here is 0800 085 1085
If you’re not involved in clearing and/or would like to read some thoughts from colleagues in English at Northumbria, here are some recent articles which appeared in The Conversation:
Tony Williams on the story Cat Person and #metoo
Claire Nally on graphic novels
Katy Shaw on why the novel is not dead
Sarah Duffy on how we think about time
Claudine van Hensbergen on Hamilton
Here also is a piece by colleagues at Bradford and Swansea on how students use social media in making decisions about university applications
Studying English at University
I’m looking forward to visiting Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College in Darlington this afternoon to talk about studying English at university.
One thing we’ll be looking at is Jorge Luis Borges’s story Pierre Menard, author of the Quixote
I’m looking forward to seeing what the students think about it.
I’m also planning to show them this undergraduate essay:
That’s the video essay. There’s also a written essay to accompany it here
Colleagues at Northumbria love visiting schools and working with students and teachers.
Do get in touch if you’e like to visit us or for us to visit you.
Remember also that we have an exciting event coming up next Wednesday when Lynne Murphy will be talking about differences between British and American English in our Annual Linguistics Lecture
There are still places available for Lynne’s talk but do book if you’d like to come
From Shakespeare’s Stage to the Digital Page: Why Study English Literature at Degree Level?
Katy Shaw, our Professor of Contemporary Writings, has written an article for the UK English Media Centre about the many reasons why an English Literature degree is a great choice for for graduates of the future. Read it here: