Lecture in Academy Building on Mon. 8 Dec at 16:00. For details see poster: 0CHS-2014-12-08 groot
The October issue of The Psychologist is given over to autism. It includes an article on cultural representations of autism (e.g. in fiction and film) by Prof. Douwe Draissma of Groningen (Theory and History of Psychology). The Psychologist is pitched at the level of interested readers as well as professionals. Many university students have diagnoses that place them on the autistic spectrum, but unfortunately what most people know about autism is fairly vague if not inaccurate.
Two surgeons, an ‘accidental professor’ and a songwriter are among the contenders for the UK’s most prestigious award for nonfiction.
A review of a book containing rare colour photos of a war that we usually imagine in black and white.
An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments that all students should be familiar with is available free online.
If you’re going for a job interview or being interviewed for a university degree, here are some interesting research findings about clothing and shoe brands, piercings, the speed at which you speak and the possible advantages for men with brown eyes and shaved heads.
From The Wall Street Journal, an insight into the compilation of Wikipedia articles, the ever-popular and often troublesome source of student knowledge.
Thursday 10 April, 12.30 pm. University Library lecture room, 4th floor.
This lecture will investigate the meaning of pilgrimage and examine its representation in Shakespeare’s plays, considering the impact of this predominantly medieval tradition when found in the work of a post-Reformation English playwright.
It will pay special attention to All’s Well That Ends Well, Shakespeare’s tragicomedy in which the heroine, Helena, undertakes a pilgrimage to the shrine of St James at Santiago de Compostela.
Prof. Helen Wilcox (Bangor, Wales) is an authority on Renaissance English literature. She was Professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Groningen between 1991 and 2006.