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A Scottish Gerard Manley Hopkins?
A Scottish Gerard Manley Hopkins?

Why would a twentieth-century Scottish poet want to translate Gerard Manley Hopkins into Scots? In 1968, Edith Anne Robertson published her translations into Scots of Gerard Manley Hopkins. This audacious collection maintained the sprung rhythm and verse form of Hopkins, and kept many of his rhymes or rhyme sounds, but transposed the diction into Lallans. […]

Is Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s “A Border Song” genuine?
Is Dante Gabriel Rossetti's "A Border Song" genuine?

On 14 January 1860, Once a Week published “A Border Song” (p. 66), illustrated by “Phiz.” The author was a “D. G. R.”, the initials used by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. But is he the author? The Rossetti Archive points out that William Michael Rossetti didn’t include the poem in any of his many editions of […]

How to Collaborate with your Students

Classroom collaboration usually means co-teaching with an instructor, or working closely with another professional such as a librarian, archivist, or technology developer. Years ago I was deeply influenced by Shoshana Felman’s discussion of classroom dynamics in Jacques Lacan and the Adventure of Insight (1987). More recently I’ve been thinking of the benefits of treating students […]

Measuring popularity

Tomorrow, 4 October 2013, is National Poetry Day in the UK. This is the beautiful, lyrical, and arresting animation made by Leo Crane to celebrate the 2013 theme of water:   Water, Water: National Poetry Day 2013 from Leo Crane on Vimeo. While there are many festivities planned (see here), what most struck me in […]