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BA English at SOAS challenges the traditional approach to the study of language and literature

By Fri, May 02, 2014 10:25PM UTC Comments Off T S Eliot plaque on Faber Building

  English is a global language.  It is used as a first, second and foreign language by close to one billion people around the world.  Its global reach has made it one of the most successful means of international communication in history.  Global English has also created a rich tapestry of literatures in English and...

Where Mockingbirds stop singing and when Cape Town moves across continents

By Wed, Mar 14, 2012 2:29AM UTC Comments Off

For 52 years Mockingbirds have survived periodic upsurges of degenerative trends and remained epitomes of threatened innocence. Spanning cultures, countries, people and languages people believe that “it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”. That belief however is not shared by promoters of a pub in our locality who have given the name of ‘Mockingbird Lounge’...

The Great Royal Wedding Escape

By Thu, Apr 21, 2011 9:20PM UTC Comments Off Prince William. Pic: AP.

I saw online a few days ago, that in a survey of 740 people carried out by social networking site CitySocialising, it was suggested that 18% of people planned to leave the country altogether in time for the ceremony! I’m just curious – is that because 18% of them don’t want to watch the Royal...

Not exactly original, is it?

By Tue, Mar 01, 2011 6:08PM UTC 1 Comment

“This is a new blog, and I’m new to blogging”. How many times has that been written in the blogosphere?  Just because it’s true doesn’t make it front page news.  It doesn’t excuse me from writing a bad or a boring blog just because it’s my first time either.  Hopefully, you won’t find it boring...

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