09 Arts and Humanities Student Life: English Language and Literature
An interview with a current student studying English Literature and Language at Oxford. Including questions about why they applied, how they divide their time between academic and social life and what they are planning to do when they leave Oxford.
Literature and State Censorship: A literary perspective
Peter McDonald and Elleke Bohemer discuss state censorship from a literary perspective; also discussing the issues of nationalism, modernism and Apartheid
Political Perspectives to State Censorship of Literature
Peter McDonald and David Robertson discuss the idea of state censorship, especially Apartheid era South Africa, looking at the political perspectives and implications of state censorship of literature
Talking Tolkien: The influences of Medieval Literature on the Fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien
Stuart Lee and Elizabeth Solopova discuss the influences of medieval literature on the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien.
Leadership Challenges: Balancing Creativity and Control
Social entrepreneurs may have comparative advantage in generating new ideas or innovations, but may struggle with execution and control. Is it possible to build innovative institutions that are around for the long haul without crowding out the charismatic element of social entrepreneurship? Can visionaries build high-performing teams, and if so how? In a climate of increased expectation around legitimacy, transparency and measurement, how can one get the balance right? Join leading practitioners
Peter McDonald on Literature
Summary: Peter McDonald talks about how he became to be interested in Literature, how he became to be an academic at Oxford and what it is like to study literature at Oxford.
Teaching WW1 Literature: Vivien Noakes
Vivien Noakes 'Blasting the Canon' Vivien Noakes 'Blasting the Canon' part of the Teaching World War One Literature conference, Oxford University, 12/11/07.
Teaching WW1 Literature: Victoria Syme-Taylor
Victoria Syme-Taylor 'Teaching WW1 Poetry to the Armed Services' Victoria Syme-Taylor 'Teaching WW1 Poetry to the Armed Services' part of the Teaching World War One LIterature Conference, Oxford University, 12/11/07.
Teaching WW1 Literature: Meg Crane
Meg Crane 'WW1 Poetry in Schools' Meg Crane 'WW1 Poetry in Schools', part of the Teaching World War One Literature conference, Oxford University, 12/11/07.
Teaching WW1 Literature: Jon Stallworthy
Jon Stallworthy 'War Poetry' Jon Stallworthy 'War Poetry', part of the Teaching World War One Literature Conference, Oxford University, 12/11/07.
Teaching WW1 Literature: Guy Cuthbertson
Guy Cuthbertson 'WW1 Poetry in Higher Education' Guy Cuthbertson 'WW1 Poetry in Higher Education', part of the Teaching World War One Literature Conference, Oxford University, 12/11/07.
Teaching WW1 Literature: Andrea Peterson
Andrea Peterson 'Children's Literature' Andrea Peterson 'Children's Literature' part of the Teaching World War One literature conference, Oxford University, 12/11/07.
Defence of Women and Imagination in French Medieval Literature
Interview with St Hilda's College Fellow and teacher of Medieval French Literature Dr Helen Swift about her book; Gender, Writing, and Performance: Men Defending Women in Late Medieval France as well as other developments in Medieval Literary Studies.
AFFIRM Assessment and Formative Feedback In Research Methods - literature review
‘AFFIRM’ is part of Leeds Met’s efforts to promote research-informed teaching. A pilot project, it is concerned with computer-assisted assessment (CAA) related to the teaching of research methods. Over a 12-month period in 2007-8 it will create, test and evaluate a small computerised bank of quality-checked items to support undergraduate and taught postgraduate-level research methods teaching. Although the items are likely to have several potential uses, i.e. to be ‘reusable learning obj
British Literature: Neoclassical and Romantic
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National Health Reform Series- Youth Mental Health: Is anybody listening?
ANU presents a roundtable series that will contribute significantly to the health reform agenda in Australia. The fourth event in the series is ‘Youth mental health: is anybody listening?' - Australian of Year and mental health advocate Professor Patrick McGorry will be part of the expert panel. Recent media reports have indicated concerns about the adequacy of the national health reform processes in relation to mental health, especially youth mental health. What can be done to address the
Effects of Mental and Physical Activity on the Brain/Mind
Introduces Dr. William Greenough's expanded studies on the effects of mental and physical activity on the aging brain and mind.
Do Copyright Laws Stifle Creativity?
Using examples from YouTube, Stanford law professor and copyright activist Lawrence Lessig discusses the influence of "remixes" and "mashups" of existing art on culture as a whole, and ponders the fate of participatory media in the face of out-of-date copyright laws.
Introduction to Mental Health and Disaster Preparedness
This presentation introduces the topics of disaster mental health services, mental health surge capacity, and psychiatric first aid.
Dark madness revisited - Professor Paul Crawford
A presentation by Professor Paul Crawford, recorded at the May 2010 Madness and Literature Network Conference. More at www.madnessandliterature.org