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Hygiene and biosecurity: the language and politics of risk in an era of emerging infectious diseases (2009)
Journal Article
Brown, B., Nerlich, B., Crawford, P., Koteyko, N., & Carter, R. (2009). Hygiene and biosecurity: the language and politics of risk in an era of emerging infectious diseases. Sociology Compass, 3(5), doi:10.1111/j.1751-9020.2009.00230.x

Infectious diseases, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and avian influenza, have recently been high on the agenda of policy makers and the public. Although hygiene and biosecurity are preferred options for disease management, policy... Read More about Hygiene and biosecurity: the language and politics of risk in an era of emerging infectious diseases.

Clusters, key clusters and local textual functions in Dickens (2007)
Journal Article
Mahlberg, M. (2007). Clusters, key clusters and local textual functions in Dickens. Corpora, 2(1), doi:10.3366/cor.2007.2.1.1

The paper argues that corpus linguistics can make useful contributions to the descriptive inventory of literary stylistics. The concept of local textual functions is employed as a descriptive tool for the stylistic analysis of a corpus of texts by Ch... Read More about Clusters, key clusters and local textual functions in Dickens.

India and women's poetry of the 1830s: femininity and the picturesque in the poetry of Emma Roberts and Letitia Elizabeth Landon (2005)
Journal Article
ní Fhlathúin, M. (2005). India and women's poetry of the 1830s: femininity and the picturesque in the poetry of Emma Roberts and Letitia Elizabeth Landon. Women's Writing, 12(2), doi:10.1080/09699080500200345

This analysis of women’s writing on colonial India studies their work against the accounts of the picturesque and its function in colonial writing on India established by Sara Suleri and Nigel Leask. Roberts and Landon both work within this tradition... Read More about India and women's poetry of the 1830s: femininity and the picturesque in the poetry of Emma Roberts and Letitia Elizabeth Landon.

The travels of M. de Thévenot through the thug archive (2001)
Journal Article
ní Fhlathúin, M. (2001). The travels of M. de Thévenot through the thug archive. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 11(1), doi:10.1017/S135618630100013X

The campaign against thuggee in 1830s India produced a set of widely-circulated accounts of the origins and practices of thugs. In these works (both popular and scholarly), a very small amount of primary information was continually recycled throughou... Read More about The travels of M. de Thévenot through the thug archive.

Towards a critical cognitive poetics (2000)
Book Chapter
Stockwell, P. (2000). Towards a critical cognitive poetics. In I. Biermann, & A. Combrink (Eds.), Discourses of War and ConflictPotchefstroom University Press

Motivation in action: A process model of L2 motivation (1998)
Book Chapter
Dornyei, Z., & Otto, I. (1998). Motivation in action: A process model of L2 motivation. In Working Papers in Applied Linguistics, Vol. 4Thames Valley University

As part of a long-term project aimed at designing classroom interventions to motivate language learners, we have searched for a motivation model that could serve as a theoretical basis for the methodological applications. We have found that none of t... Read More about Motivation in action: A process model of L2 motivation.

‘Ceremonious ape!’: creaturely poetics and anthropomorphic acts
Journal Article
Anderton, J. ‘Ceremonious ape!’: creaturely poetics and anthropomorphic acts. Performance Research, 20(2),

Creaturely life partly refers to the nostalgia for a former human status hinged on normative, established forms of signification. In response, creaturely poetics is concerned with ways of composing the accentuated material and categorical vulnerabili... Read More about ‘Ceremonious ape!’: creaturely poetics and anthropomorphic acts.

Lawrence Atkinson, sculpture, and vorticist multimediality
Journal Article
Waddell, N. (2016). Lawrence Atkinson, sculpture, and vorticist multimediality. Modernism/modernity, 1(3),

This article looks closely at the life and career of the avant-garde sculptor and painter Lawrence Atkinson (1873-1931) as a way to reconsider from a new angle at least three persistent clichés about Vorticism (that it was unmusical, that it was stop... Read More about Lawrence Atkinson, sculpture, and vorticist multimediality.

The toponymy of communal activity: Anglo-Saxon assembly sites and their functions
Book Chapter
Baker, J. The toponymy of communal activity: Anglo-Saxon assembly sites and their functions. In J. Tort I Donada (Ed.), Els noms en la vida quotidiana. Actes del XXIV Congrés Internacional d’ICOS sobre Ciències OnomàstiquesICOS

The paper builds on earlier discussion of the multiple functions of medieval judicial assembly sites, providing a comprehensive evaluation of relevant English hundred-names, and making reference to associated microtoponymy. While religious, military,... Read More about The toponymy of communal activity: Anglo-Saxon assembly sites and their functions.

Waxing into words: Virginia Woolf and the Westminster Abbey funeral effigies
Journal Article
Kore Schroder, L. Waxing into words: Virginia Woolf and the Westminster Abbey funeral effigies

This articles derives its methodology from an analysis of the figures in the historical collection of royal funeral effigies in Westminster Abbey, London. As historical representations these resist categorisation: are they to be read as human and pro... Read More about Waxing into words: Virginia Woolf and the Westminster Abbey funeral effigies.