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Much Ado About Nothing and Shakespeare, Feminism and Gender coversOur Access to Higher Education students are in the process of writing assignments on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at present.

Each student is researching away trying to find new sources and angles on the play and its themes to stand out from the others. Whilst we’ve got an ebook version of a  Harold Bloom’s literacy criticism Much Ado About Nothing to help them we’ve also got a copy of Kate Chedgzoy’s Shakespeare, Feminism and Gender which looks at the role and view of women in the play.

While working with them in Learning Zone this week and discussing the role of Hero in the play and the significance of her name our Learning Resource Centre (LRC) staff member suggested they might find something interesting about it on Britannica Online. As well as using the literature dictionaries we have. Britannica came up trumps with a reference to Greek mythology.

As a librarian our Learning Resource Centre team member found yet again by thinking laterally about the sources you could use for an assignment on Shakespeare it was possible to get a different angle on the play without spending hours running Google searches to find a quality and useful source to impress…

Inside Adamtine graphic novelWe asked our students studying English as a Second and Other Language and  Get confident with English  to vote for books they’d like to read as part of the Six Book Challenge. In December we counted up their votes and placed orders with our book supplier.

It’s now February and the books have all started arriving. Here’s just some of them that have been arriving so far:

Graphic novels
Much ado about nothing  (Manga Shakespeare)
Adamtine by Hannah Berry
Buffy the vampire slayer: time of your life

Fiction
Flowers in the attic by Virginia Andrews
Petals on the wind by Virginia Andrews

Biography
The crocodile by the door: the story of a house , a farm and a family by Selina Guinness

Guiness’s biography was selected in the Costa Book Awards 2012.


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