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Protopopova, Darya – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
A descendant of Chekhov's extended family, Darya Protopopova has always loved all things literary. When she found out that Chekhov was popular with British modernist writers, she decided to do a master's and then a doctorate in English modernism at the University of Oxford. Having completed both, she chose to spread her love for English literary…
Descriptors: Authors, English Literature, English Teachers, Doctoral Degrees
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Pang, Hanzhou – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2017
This study attempts to explore the issue of intercultural and transnational negotiation in written English communication. I am interested in the reciprocal development of written discourse across cultural boundaries. My analysis focuses on academic writers' sense of self and their individual ability to reach otherness when they share the roles of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Academic Discourse, Intercultural Communication
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Marshall, Bethan – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
This article takes a personal view of the contribution made by Pete Medway to King's College London.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Recognition (Achievement), Change Agents, Educational Change
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O'Hagan, Andrew – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
The novelist Andrew O'Hagan remembers his own early days and suggests writers are both born and made. Now the university--creative writing courses, in particular--may become the clearing houses for new literary talent as book publishing shrinks.
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Talent Development, College English, Authors
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Thomson, Lesley – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
Is it possible to teach people to write fiction? A more important and helpful question is: "how" do we teach creative writing? And "who" are the teachers? A published writer is not necessarily qualified to teach creative writing. To helpfully share their declarative knowledge with students, a writer must embrace the art and…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Morrison, Blake – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
Creative writing courses are growing in universities and outside them. Publishers and agents even turn to them now as sources of promise and talent. This article describes a particularly successful MA in creative writing at Goldsmiths College in London and makes a case for the popularity and the usefulness to universities, to aspiring writers and…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Writing Instruction, English Instruction, Universities
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Whaley, Annemarie Koning – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2011
The article examines the problems of teaching William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" after the Holocaust, arguing that even though the play is anti-Semitic, it can become a valuable teaching tool when placed in the context of the Holocaust memoirs "Dry Tears" by Nechama Tec and "The Nazi Officer's Wife" by…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Teaching Methods, Death, European History