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emagazine 85

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  • emagazine Close Reading Competition 2019 – Results and Report
  • What Are Poems About? What Do They Do For Us?
  • Language, Gender and the Rise of the Intelligent Machines
  • Smog and Fog – Ecocriticism and Late-Victorian Gothic Fiction
  • Studying English – Future Lives
  • ‘C ya l8tr bbz’ – Language, Communication and Technology
  • Tragedy Then and Now
  • Loving Fifi – A Song Inspired by a Poem by Carol Ann Duffy
  • A Day’s Work – Performing Identities through Language
  • No comfort zones’ – Language of Insecure Masculinity in Coriolanus
  • Skirrid Hill – Grandfathers, Fathers and Sons
  • Black American Writing – Zora Neale Hurston
  • Toponymy – The Study of Place Names
  • The Movement
  • Rum, Coffee, Wine and Poison in Wide Sargasso Sea
  • The Future of English – Language Change in a Changing World
  • Browning’s Monologues – The Drama of Criminal Minds
  • A Message-transmission System – Documents in Dystopian Fiction
  • One Small Step for Grammar, One Giant Leap for Peoplekind (emagplus)
  • Hamlet and the Complications of Revenge (emagplus)
  • How to Read a Play Closely: Structure, Dialogue, Time and Place (emaplusEXTRA)
  • Many Small Deaths – Tess of the D’Urbervilles (emagplus)
  • Using Terminology (or Not) to Write About Texts (emagplus)
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emagazine 84

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  • Forward/emagazine Creative Critics 2019
  • Homage and Rupture – Poetry Singing from the Margins
  • The House at the End of the Road – Gothic Places in Beloved, Dracula and The Wasp Factory
  • Charming Manipulation, Flattery or Intimidation – Noun Phrases in Persuasive Texts
  • New Writing From Northern Ireland – More Than the ‘Two Communities’ Narrative
  • New Orleans in A Streetcar Named Desire – Its Significance and Symbolism
  • Stereotypes and Stigma, Pride and Prejudice – The Social Side of Accents
  • Rooms and Views – Antithesis in E.M. Forster’s Novel
  • Beyond the ‘bay tree at the gate’ – Ambivalent Pastoralism in Heaney’s Glanmore Sonnets
  • Pulling at the Heart-Strings – The Language of Radio 4 Charity Appeals
  • Hamlet – ‘Too much of water’
  • Jessie Pope – Jingoistic War Poet or Journalist?
  • A Room of One’s Own – Sense & Sensibility, Jane Eyre, The Yellow Wallpaper, Room & Mrs Dalloway
  • How Do You Use E-Language? – Analysing Data from emagazine Readers
  • Milton and the Romantics – Frankenstein and Paradise Lost
  • Critical Interpretations of a Nursery Rhyme – Marxist, Ecocritical & Postcolonial
  • The Tempest
  • News about Prince Harry – Cracking the Code of Media Bias Using Linguistic Theory
  • Great Expectations
  • What’s Special About Short Stories? (emagplusEXTRA)
  • The Whitsun Weddings (emagplus)
  • ‘The fair Ophelia’ (emagplus)
  • Taking a closer look: the significance of sight and seeing in My Boy Jack (emagplus)
  • ‘I got to light out for the territory ahead of the rest’ (emagplus)
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emagazine 83

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  • Etymology and the Study of Word Origins
  • Angela Carter and the Abhuman
  • Shakespeare’s Law – Audience Judgement in the Theatre of Justice
  • Dystopian Dust – A Mote to Trouble the Mind’s Eye (1984)
  • Phonaesthetics and the Spoken Mode in Donne’s Poetry
  • Time and Space in Translations
  • Jack and Jill – How to do a Feminist Reading
  • A Clean,  Well-lighted Place – A Marxist Reading
  • Words Matter – Power, Politics and the Study of Language
  • Hands in Our Times
  • Leonie and Corinne – Child Language Acquisition (CLA)
  • Recreating the Past – Historical and Neo-historical Fiction
  • Lady Windermere’s Fan – Comedy or Not?
  • Speech and Identity
  • Sex and Patriarcy in The Awakening
  • Imbalances of Power – Patience Agbabi’s ‘Eat Me’
  • A Level Language – Reading Around the Subject
  • Social Climbers in 20th-century Novels
  • Idols and Ideals – Aspiration in Heart of Darkness and The Great Gatsby
  • Ted Hughes and Liminality (emagplus)
  • ‘The Merchant’s Tale’ and The Art of (Bad) Storytelling (emagplus)
  • Othello – Monsters and Monstrosity (emagplus)
  • Knowing One’s Place in The Remains of the Day (emagplus)
  • Leonie and Corinne Transcript – Child Language Acquisition (CLA) (emagplus)
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emagazine 82

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  • Creating a Language – Activities and class material
  • emagazine/Forward Young Critics Competition 2018 – Winners
  • The Books in My Life
  • The Narratives by Which We Live – Love in Othello
  • English is Doing Fine – It’s The UK’s Other Languages That Need Support
  • The Restless ‘I’ – 1st-person narration in The Great Gatsby, The Good Soldier & The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Is it a play?  Is it an advert?  Is it a poem? How We Decide What is Literature
  • Uncomfortable Uncertainties – Tennyson’s ‘Maud’
  • Constructing Languages
  • Game-on – Mind-games and Manipulation in The Birthday Party
  • Survival of the Fittest – Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence
  • Rambling Around – Preparing for the Exam Task for Poems of the Decade
  • The History Boys – Women on the Margins
  • English Language & Linguistics at A Level and Beyond
  • How To Read the Language News – Sceptically
  • Mercantile Ideology in The Merchant’s Tale
  • What’s at Stake in Dr Faustus? Censorship, the A-Text and the B-Text
  • ‘Chic Savages’ – Otherness in AQA’s Paris Anthology
  • Blanche in Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Child Language Acquisition – Reading (CLA)
  • Psychology and the Supernatural in The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Michael Donaghy – A Modern Metaphysical (emagplus)
  • The Wild Dreaming and The Hard Graft (emagplus)
  • ‘Poor devils’ – Crises in Masculinity in Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier (emagplus)
  • Sense and Sensibility – A Close Reading of Chapter 48
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emagazine 81

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  • Close Reading Competition 2018 – Commentary and Winning Entry
  • Intertextuality – The Texts Inside Our Heads
  • Race and Nationhood in Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Eliot’s Early Poems – Resisting Cliché
  • From Shakespeare’s Stage to the Digital Page – Why Study English Literature
  • Changing Minds – The Art of Persuasion
  • Keeping Up Appearances – A Doll’s House
  • Containers, Sponges and Operating Systems – Metaphors for Language
  • A Close Reading of Lady Audley’s Secret
  • Wilfred Owen 100 years On – Movement Towards the Modern
  • Sociolect Diversity Part 2
  • Documents, Modernity and Feminism in Dracula
  • Child Language Acquisition – FaceTime with Grandparents
  • Allusion and Collusion in Coetzee’s Disgrace
  • Art and Nature in Wuthering Heights
  • Transforming Texts – What Rewriting Can Reveal
  • The Tempest and the ‘the dark backward and abysm of time’
  • Jane Eyre – A Challenge to Male Power
  • Investigating the Language of Scam Emails
  • Mental States in Malfi – Melancholy and Other Humours
  • Thank Gluck for Challenging How Language Creates Meanings and Representations (emagplus81)
  • ‘Come on down, boy!’ – Native Son (emagplus81)
  • Hamlet: Q1 + Q2 + F =? (emagplus81)
  • The Revolving Moral Compass of Greene’s Brighton Rock (emagplus81)
  • Close Reading Competition 2018 – Runners-up (emagplus81)
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emagazine 80

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  • A Loose Sally of the Mind – Putting Forward Bright Ideas in English Literature Essays
  • Carrying out a Corpus Linguistic Analysis – Where to Begin
  • Twelfth Night – Gender and Love in Context
  • Realism, Naturalism and Modernism in the 19th and 20th-century Novel
  • H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds and the Crimson Map of Empire
  • Who’s Afraid of American English?
  • A Bold Grace – Women in Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Persepolis – Studying a Graphic Novel
  • Trauma and Emotion – Nineteen Eighty-Four as a Psychological Novel
  • The Metaphor Barrier – Locking Rather than Opening Doors
  • What Makes Us Laugh? Comedy in Hamlet and Jerusalem
  • Arriving in The Jungle – An Analysis of an Unseen Passage
  • In Search of Self – Skating to Antarctica and Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
  • Different Shades – Perspectives on Colonialism in Heart of Darkness and Things Fall Apart
  • Spiritual Conflict in the Poetry of Christina Rossetti
  • Diversity and Discourses
  • Working with a Text – From Initial Impressions to Tools for Analysis
  • Fragmentation in The Great Gatsby
  • ‘Glowing in that waste like a tabernacle’ – Hope for the Future in The Road
  • The Jungle – A Close Reading (emagplus)
  • The First Chapter of Rebecca – A Close Reading (emagplus)
  • Keats’s Dreamers (emagplus)
  • Neurosis, Necrophilia and Negligence: Contextualising The Southern Gothic (emagplus)
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emagazine 79

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  • An Interview With emag – Linguist John McWhorter Speaks
  • Atonement – Briony, Morality and Textuality
  • Leonie Speaking – One Year On
  • A Great Combination – Studying English Language and Literature A Level
  • The Internal Divisions of Regeneration’s Billy Prior
  • Miller, Marx and The American Dream
  • A Room – and a Narrator – with a View
  • Spoken British National Corpus 2014
  • The Importance of Small Things – Style in The Namesake
  • The Silence of Gertrude in Hamlet
  • Where Do We Find the Literary? Everywhere!
  • Native Son – the Soul Frets in the Shadow
  • Ariel in The Tempest – Servitude and Freedom
  • How Online Communication is Changing Friendship and Politics
  • Sylvia Plath – Reimagining Motherhood
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – A Question of Trust
  • Referring With Respect – The Way We Talk about Gender Identity
  • Women and Mobility in Sense and Sensibility
  • Meter and Identity in Poems of the Decade
  • Leonie Speaking: One Year On (CLA) – Transcript (emagplus)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale - Amputated Speech (emagplus)
  • The Initial ‘So’ (emagplus)
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emagazine 78

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  • Forward/emagazine Young Critics 2017 Competition results
  • The Sentence – A Reader’s (and User’s) Guide
  • Shakespeare, England and Europe – Hamlet, Othello and The Winter’s Tale
  • Scars Upon My Heart
  • Are You Sitting Comfortably? The Gothicism of Dracula and Beloved
  • Child Language Acquisition – Behind the Text
  • Uncovering Afghanistan’s Women through Narrative in A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Gender, Voice and Power in Metaphysical Poetry
  • Drawing the Audience In – The First Act of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Jane Eyre – How Death Shapes the Heroine and Her World
  • How Adverbs Work – And the Joy of Fronted Adverbials
  • Structures of Innocence – Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones
  • Through Grammar to Meaning – An Exploration of Word Classes in Blake’s ‘The Divine Image’
  • A Problematic Comedy – Measure for Measure
  • Changes in English Grammar – The Tortoise, Not the Hare
  • On the Margins – Oscar Wilde’s Fallen Women
  • Ordinary, Average, Cowardly? The Everyman Archetype in 1984, Fahrenheit 451, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Haunted by Spectres – ‘Christabel’ and Gender
  • The Contemporary Cynic
  • ‘I want to study English Language’ – An Analysis of Holly’s UCAS Personal Statement
  • ‘Tell me what their names are’ – Beloved (emagplus78)
  • Performance and the Naked Truth in Angela Carter’s Wise Children (emagplus78)
  • The Patchwork Quilt of ‘My Antonia’ (emagplus78)
  • Ecocritical Ideas – Beyond The Bloody Chamber (emagplus78)