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Ian McCormick
Worked at University of Northampton
Attended University of St Andrews
Lives in Birmingham UK
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Early Comic Strip Art
Gustave Verbeek (1867-1937). 17 September 1913 13 June 1913 13 July 1913 John Prentiss Benson (1865-1947) 9 October 1904
Gustave Verbeek (1867-1937). 17 September 1913 13 June 1913 13 July 1913 John Prentiss Benson (1865-1947) 9 October 1904
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Poststructuralism and Drama in Education
'Poststructuralism' is a bewildering combination of theoretical projects
and their applications. At best I shall be contending that elements of
the poststructuralist approach afford the possibility of an open and
balanced approach to the twin dynamics of...
'Poststructuralism' is a bewildering combination of theoretical projects and their applications. At best I shall be contending that elements of the poststructuralist approach afford the possibility of an open and balanced app...
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Gerbils not black rats were responsible for the Black Death, it's claimed. Martin Chilton guides you through the history of the world, including plagues, in funny puns
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11+ English: Primary to Secondary School
This stimulating guide to Year 5/6 and 11+ English provides an excellent
resource for children making the transition from primary to secondary
school. 11+ English offers helpful and clear guidance for tutors and
parents. The six test papers use multiple ...
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Discourse of Literature Reviews and Critical Evaluation
Critical evaluations and literature reviews employ an academic discourse. I've started to compose a list of the most frequently used words and phrases : Accentuated differences Acclaimed authors According to Account Acknowledge the issue Addresses Addresses...
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List of frequently used academic words
The analysis of academic writing shows that there are many  frequently used words and phrases : a form of     a function of     a high degree     a large number     a large number of     a list of     a number of     a result of     a series of     a set of...
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Eclipsed by Literature
Several quotations posted prior to witnessing the eclipse on this day, 20 March 2015, Smethwick, Birmigham, UK. "The sonne and mone eclipsen both." J. Gower, Confessio Amantis , 1393. "The Night-Hag .. comes ..to dance With Lapland Witches, while the labour...
Several quotations posted prior to witnessing the eclipse on this day, 20 March 2015, Smethwick, Birmigham, UK. "The sonne and mone eclipsen both." J. Gower, Confessio Amantis, 1393. "The Night-Hag .. comes ..to dance With La...
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To -ise or not to -ize
Gielgud as Hamlet People have become very grumpy about the use of -ize . We always spell several common words are as follows: advertise, advise, arise, chastise, circumcise, compromise, despise, devise, disenfranchise, enterprise, excise, exercise, franchis...
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11+ English: Primary to Secondary School
This stimulating guide to Year 5/6 and 11+ English provides an excellent
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Discourse of Literature Reviews and Critical Evaluation
Essay and Exam Skills for English Language and Literature
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Academic Word Puzzle
Fill in the missing letters to create common academic words: d__t__ct__d _ppr__c_ _t_ _n   d__v_ _t_ _n b_ _s _ h__rt __ l__r__ty c__nf__rm__ty _b__nd__n __cc__mp__n_ _d __ccumul__t_ _n   __mb__gu__us __pp__nd__x __rb__tr__ry   __ut__m__t_...
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Drama Questions for IB or A level
Getting on top of the drama exam I've been trawling the exam boards and internet sites for examples of A-level / IB exam/essay questions on Drama. These questions are suitable for 16-18 year-olds. If you are 'lost for ideas' also take a critical look at my ...
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    Professor, 2009
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Academic writer on English Literature and digital humanities.
Introduction
Dr Ian McCormick served as Professor in the Arts at the University of Northampton. His most recent books are 11+ English and The Art of Connection.
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Lawson Memorial Prize; King James VI Prize for English Literature.
Education
  • University of St Andrews
    MA English, 1985 - 1989
  • University of Leeds
    PhD, 1990 - 1993
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13.7 billion years ago - A history of the world in funny puns
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Gerbils not black rats were responsible for the Black Death, it's claimed. Martin Chilton guides you through the history of the world, inclu

Images of Life: Creative and Other Forms of Writing - Book Review
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The market is now flooded with guides to writing. There are specialist guides for every genre, ranging from the many branches of branch of c

Bible edges out Darwin as ‘most valuable to humanity’ in survey of influ...
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The Bible garnered 37% of public vote, while On the Origin of Species received 35%, writes Alison Flood

How Soon Will the Majority of Books Be Self-Published? - Publishing Pers...
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Literary agent Andrew Lownie believes that in 5-10 years, 75% of books will be self-published, 20% assisted by agents, and only 5% tradition

Racing to the stones: a run along England’s oldest footpath | Travel | T...
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Jogging 100km along the 5,000-year-old Ridgeway takes Martin Love on a journey through England’s stunning countryside and back to its pagan

Going, going … Gove: PM axes friend in reshuffle after toxic poll warning
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Education secretary demoted to role of chief whip in reshuffle that promoted women at all levels of government

How capital captured politics | Slavoj Žižek | Comment is free | The Gua...
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WikiLeaks has shown us that western democracies are now ruled by market forces that debase the very notion of freedom

Watchdog to investigate private colleges' potential misuse of millions
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Margaret Hodge calls in audit office after Guardian reveals colleges offer access to loans for students who don't attend • Empty classrooms

Plato and the Delight in the Corpse
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Corpse of Patroclus - Firenze - 2nd C BCE The strange relationship between delight and disgust is a common feature of the grotesque. As I ha

The Art of Connection: The Social Life of Sentences [NOOK Book]
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Available in: NOOK Book (eBook). This new guide to the art of transition in the English language helps you to deploy a wide range of connect

The Beau Monde: Fashionable Society in Georgian London by Hannah Greig –...
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How the aristocracy reinvented itself – and why culture is power. By John Mullan

The Art of Connection: The Secret Life of Sentences
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Available in: Paperback. During primary or elementary education we learn several words to support the connections between our thoughts. In t

Review: Chesterfield’s new Rose Theatre hosts first pro show, The Tell-T...
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Children’s concerts and dark drama have launched a new centre for the arts in the heart of Chesterfield.

Amazon reveals quarter of Kindle ebook sales in US were for indie publis...
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Figures from world's biggest bookseller trumpeted as sign of how self-publishing and smaller labels are changing the industry

Energy companies 'making £650m a year from billing errors'
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Survey reveals 28% of customers were overcharged an average of £121 – and move to online billing is making matters worse

Harriet McBryde Johnson (1957-2008)
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“I am in the first generation to survive to such decrepitude. Because antibiotics were available, we didn't die from the childhood pneumonia

Event Detail - The Tell-Tale Heart - The Tell-Tale Heart
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There is a booking fee of £2 per ticket for bookings made over the phone and online. Events after April 2013 may be subject to an increase i

Ultimate Distraction Devices
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This year our district is integrating a 1:1 iPad program, and is southwest Ohio's first public school district to do so. I am blessed to tea

Academic writing: why no 'me' in PhD?
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Alienating the 'I' from academic writing is a big risk, says Aslihan Agaogl – what you're doing is removing yourself