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emagazine is a quarterly subscription magazine, with website for A Level students of English subjects.

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emagazine Close Reading Competition 2015 - Results


We are delighted to announce the results of the emagazine Close Reading Competition 2015, this year judged by emagazine editors and Professor John Mullan.



Harriet Fisk, Berkhamstead School



Eleanor Burke, Highgate School
Theodora Critchley, Withington Girls’ School


Highly Commended:

Toby Lucas, King Edward VI School, Stratford-Upon-Avon
Ciara Farrelly, King Edward VI School, Stratford-Upon-Avon
Hannah Chukwu, Xaverian College, Manchester

Congratulations to Harriet, Eleanor and Theodora and to the students whose work was highly commended. You will be able to read Harriet’s winning entry in the April issue of emagazine and Eleanor and Theodora’s pieces in emagplus.


Language & Literature – From A Level to BA:
Student Backgrounds and First Year Content


Billy Clark, Middlesex University, Marcello Giovanelli (Nottingham University), Andrea Macrae (Oxford Brookes University)

This report investigates the relationship between English ‘lang-lit’ provision at A level and undergraduate level, exploring the nature of lang-lit work in both contexts and some issues of transition between the two. It presents a detailed analysis of the content and delivery methods of lang-lit work at A level and first year BA level, identifying popular teaching and learning resources, tasks, and assessment methods. Written in 2013, before the accreditation of the new A level specifications, it argues for more consistency in content between A level and undergraduate programmes in integrated lang-lit work and greater dialogue across the post-16 and higher education sectors.
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TS Eliot Shadowing Scheme 2014 - Results



Billie Esplen, Highgate School


Theodora Critchley, Withington Girls School
Hope Coke, Wells Cathedral School

Highly Commended:

Joel Robson, King Edward VI School, Stratford.
Raphaela Hopson Steatham and Clapham High School
Megan Griffiths, Knutsford Academy
Hollie Folkard-Tapp, South Wilts Grammar School for Girls
Oliver Haynes, King Edward VI School, Stratford.


67 February
  • Shakespeare's Dramatic Verse
  • Gendered Advertising
  • Comparing Literary Texts
  • Metaphors and Illness
  • The Uncanny
  • Ten Top Tips for Writers
  • Tennyson, Frost, Auden

For web subscribers:

  • Simon Bubb gives an actor’s view on Shakespeare’s use of you and thou.
  • Gary Snapper considers why metre is important in poetry and drama and explores Shakespeare’s subtle and powerful use of it.
  • Andrew Green explores voices in Keats’ narrative poems.
  • Barbara Bleiman compares a poem by Thomas Hardy with one by Edward Thomas.

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