- Lesser-known podcasts, from the Guardian and its readers.
- Emily Dickinson: a fabulous web resource, and a beautiful new book.
- An important post for teachers by John Tomsett on 'This much I know about ... why putting your family first matters.' It's struck a lot of chords.
- Join our Department (temporarily).
- We are currently studying Pride and Prejudice with both VI and V forms: Jo Baker's take, Longbourn, looks promising.
- Our updated list of Articles of the Week, a la Kelly Gallagher.
- How to learn lines for a play.
- An interesting take on W.G.Sebald: "it appears as if he needed to write in the foreign language to be able to openly talk about the very origin of his life-long sadness."
- Donal Ryan, author of the excellent The Spinning Heart, in conversation beside Eimear McBride on The Book Show.
- Enda Donlon's list of 77 tweeting English teachers in Ireland.
- How to write: Miriam Lord's merciless Irish Times filleting of 'macho management guff.' And here's more on 'corporate guff'.
- A good revision exercise from Evelyn O'Connor: a Lady Macbeth jigsaw.
- Reading a novel changes your brain. At least, Robert Harris's Pompeii does.
- Eoghan Evesson's survey of second-level English teachers in Ireland on resource-sharing.
- Transition Year extended literary essays from our pupils on: Rosemary Sutcliff, Khaled Hosseini and John Steinbeck; Ernest Hemingway, Erich Maria Remarque and Sebastian Faulks; J.D.Salinger, Bill Bryson and Kazuo Ishiguro.
- Sinead Morrissey on winning T.S.Eliot poetry prize.
- Actors, including Simon Russell Beale, on playing King Lear.
- Teju Cole's Twitter patchwork story.
- Using Google Earth in composing poetry, by RAMS English.
- Via Geoff Barton: Top 10 tautologies.
- On reading Robert Caro's LBJ masterpiece straight through (so far).
- James Joyce's 'The Dead' as an iPad app. What's not to like about Barry McGovern being your personal reader for an hour and a half?
- And finally, our most-ever retweeted moment: a Christmas grammar joke.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Another in the irregular series of round-ups of interesting English links from our recent Twitter stream :-