King Lear is on the 2nd year syllabus for Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature.
Jude the Obscure – An upbeat book on good parenting skills with great tips for success at university by Thomas Hardy.
From The Guardian’s series on the 100 best novels: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/07/100-best-novels-jude-obscure-thomas-hardy
From Moscow to Grantham and from Beijing to Guantánamo Bay, the longlist for the 2014 Orwell prize runs the gamut from lost childhood to gender divisions. Take a look at the 14 titles in the running.
An eminent sociologist has claimed that high-quality scholarship does not depend on “obedience” to “technical” rules on referencing after a PhD student accused him of plagiarising from websites, including Wikipedia, in his latest book.
Zygmunt Bauman, emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Leeds, was responding to claims that he fails to clearly indicate that several passages in his 2013 book Does the Richness of the Few Benefit Us All? are exact or near-exact quotations from the online encyclopedia and other web sources.
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Just 16 per cent of students at universities, colleges and technical training institutions in the UK leave their courses before finishing… Norway has the second lowest drop-out rate, with 17 per cent leaving tertiary education without graduating, followed by France, where the figure is 19 per cent. …Italy has the highest drop-out rate, with 33 per cent failing to finish their course, followed by the Netherlands (31 per cent).