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This course aims to introduce MA and third-year BA students to the study of horror literature written in English (and relevant cinematic adaptations); to enable students to specialise in the literary and cultural history of horror as a mode, genre and affective response; to sensitise them to developments in the horror tradition (especially in the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries), and to encourage them to think critically about this tradition’s relation to issues of psychology, sexuality, religion and the unknown. 457 more words

Two Inches off the Ground

by Mark English

Sorting through some old papers, I came across a letter from John Spencer Hill who taught a Master’s course on Romanticism that I took. 1,623 more words


On Liberal Education: Views from Abroad

In the United States, when we contemplate the phrases “liberal education,” “liberal arts education,” or “education in the liberal arts and sciences,” we face two essentially opposed perspectives. 1,556 more words

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First PhD Term, Complete

I took my thesis advisor’s advice and did little to no reading, researching, or writing this past summer after graduating from my masters programs. He recommended taking some time off in order to rejuvenate before jumping into the rigors of doctoral work. 266 more words

Crafting Research

This seminar that I attended last week on crafting research was very interesting. It was organised by the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology at Lancaster University, UK,  and delivered by… 937 more words


Clinical Education for Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologists

There is a large and continually growing need for qualified bilingual speech-language pathologists in the United States. Given the roughly 400 languages spoken in the United States (Ryan, 2013), it is not surprising that there is a great demand for speech and language services in languages other than English. 927 more words


I Love You but You Didn't Do the Reading

Those of us who live our lives in semesters are feeling a dizzying sense of high-speed hoopla as we take the final plunge toward the end of the semester. 280 more words