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2019 Betty Haigh Winner Announced

Posted by boo11 at Dec 03, 2019 04:45 PM |


The English Association is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2019 Betty Haigh Shakespeare prize is Niamh Bradshaw, a student of Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle.

The Betty Haigh Shakespeare prize is an essay competition open to any sixth form student of English literature. This year, students were asked to submit essays on Shakespeare film adaptations. Niamh’s essay focused on Hamlet, analysing the ‘nunnery’ scene in Hamlet (dir. Michael Almereyda, 2000).

Judges Pam Bickley and Jenny Stevens, who are also Trustees and Fellows of the Association, said Niamh’s analysis impressed them with its lucid expression, sensitive reading, and its judicious use of critical writings. They found her line of argument to be especially strong: clear, persuasive and well informed.

The English Association has officially congratulated and presented Niamh Bradshaw with a certificate and a copy of The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare edited by Arthur F. Kinney (2012). View previous winners.

Naimh’s essay will be published in the Spring Newsletter.

Vacancy: editorship of English

Vacancy: editorship of English

Posted by rsl11 at Nov 14, 2019 02:16 PM |

The English Association is seeking to renew the editorship of English, its flagship journal, from 1 January 2021 for a 5-year term.

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Submissions to the 2020 English Picture Book Awards now Open!!!

Posted by boo11 at Nov 04, 2019 04:10 PM |

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We are delighted to announce that submissions to the English 4-11 Picture Book Awards 2020 are now open!

Established in 1995, the Awards are presented by The English Association to the best children's picture books of the year.  Awards are given to fiction and non-fiction in age ranges 4-7 years and 7-11 years.

The winning books are then chosen by members of the Editorial Board of English 4-11, the journal for primary teachers published by The English Association and the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA), from a shortlist selected by a panel of teachers and their students and by primary education specialists.

This year we’re making submissions quicker and easier for you through online submissions. Please visit the 2020 English 4-1 Picture Book Awards Page for more information.

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