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Professor Rachel Bowlby's new book reviewed in Times Higher Education

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A Child of One’s Own: Parental Stories by Rachel Bowlby

Professor Rachel Bowlby (UCL English) has recently written a fascinating new book A Child of One's Own: Parental Stories.  This compelling commentary offers fresh angels and arguments for thinking about parenthood today.

Bryony Randall (Times Higher Education) reviews the book and says 'Bowlby’s eye for detail is hawk-like, and she does not give up until she has wrung every drop of potential from her readings. From the observation that a moment of parental recognition is the subject of the only moment of nostalgic remembering in Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones, to the elegant suggestion that James’ Maisie “has” parents as people usually “have” children, there are new discoveries about these familiar texts at every turn.'

Read the full review on the Times Higher Education website

New deadline for UCL & I.B. Tauris Publishing Competition

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We are pleased to announce that the deadline for this competition has been extended and the new deadline is now 14 September 2013.

Faculty Administrative Scholarships 2013-14

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We are pleased to announce that the Faculty Administrative Scholarships have been awarded for 2013-14.

These scholarships are for staff in the Faculties of Arts & Humanities, and Social & Historical Sciences, and aim to recognise the commitment and skills of administrative colleagues.

Bas Aarts awarded AHRC Grant

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Bas Aarts was awarded a Follow-on Funding Grant by the AHRC for the project Extending the Englicious Platform for Primary English. During the project a team at the Survey of English Usage will work with the National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE) and St Aidan’s Primary School in north London to extend the English language teaching platform Englicious to a new audience, namely pupils at Key Stages 1 and 2 at primary schools.

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