Jonathan Bate is professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance literature at the University of Warwick and editor of The RSC Shakespeare: Complete Works. He was the first director of the CAPITAL Centre, which is administered by
Susan Brock, who was previously librarian at the Shakespeare Institute of the University of Birmingham (where she is an honorary fellow), executive secretary of the International Shakespeare Association, and, most recently, head of library and information resources at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Susan Bruce is a senior lecturer at Keele University. She is the editor of Three Early Modern Utopias (1999) and of Shakespeare: King Lear (1997) and the coeditor, with Valeria Wagner, of Fiction and Economy (2007), as well as the author of articles on various subjects, from Thomas More through teaching Shakespeare’s comedies to contemporary film.
Zoe Carson is an undergraduate student of English language and literature at the University of Sheffield. In her dissertation, she combines these disciplines. After completing her degree, Zoe hopes to become a primary school teacher.
Lesley Coote is a lecturer/professor in English and film studies at the University of Hull, United Kingdom. Her main subject research is in the field of medieval studies and film. A former teaching fellow of the university, she is an associate of the university’s Institute for Learning, where she is a tutor on both the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and the Postgraduate Training Scheme. She has coauthored a pedagogically based Web resource, Key Skills with Chaucer, produced pedagogical articles for Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching, and written “Teaching Chaucer with the Visual Image” (in Teaching Chaucer, ed. G. Ashton and L. Sylvester ). Her current work is on furthering the use of images and IT in teaching and the creative use of images and technology in assessment. She is a fellow of the U.K. Higher Education Academy.
Helen Day is the research fellow for the Centre for Employability through Humanities (CETH), a national CETL at the University of Central Lancashire. Her work on learning on the language-literature border is part of an English Subject Centre project based on her teaching in the Department of Humanities. This is her first piece of published pedagogic research. Her doctorate focuses on Mrs. Beeton and Victorian dining, and she regularly publishes in this area. She also bakes exceedingly good cakes.
Greg Garrard is a National Teaching Fellow and chair of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (U.K.). He is a senior teaching fellow at Bath Spa University, where he manages the Publishing Lab as part of the university’s Artswork Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. His research interests include ecocriticism, literary theory, poetry, and Canadian literature. He is the author of Ecocriticism (2004) and environmentally oriented articles on Romanticism, biogeography, Irish literature, and German philosophy. He lives on a canal boat on the River Avon.
Andrew Green lectures in English education at Brunel University, West London. His research interests include the teaching of English post-sixteen and transition between the study of English post-sixteen and at university. He is author of a set of A-level study guides and academic papers on pedagogy in higher education English. He has also written an English Subject Centre report, Four Perspectives on Transition: English Literature from Sixth Form to University (2005).
John Hardcastle lectures in English at the Institute of Education, London University. He taught in a London comprehensive school for fifteen years and worked as an advisory teacher in the inner city. He has written about urban classrooms, culture, and diversity as well as sociocultural theory. The history of ideas behind Vygotsky’s picture of semiotically mediated consciousness has been a particular focus. He is currently researching in the history of English teaching in London, 1945 – 63.
Lee Horsley is a senior lecturer at Lancaster University, where she teaches twentieth-century British and American literature and two specialist crime literature courses. The focus of her research is literature and politics, most recently in relation to genre fiction. Her books include Political Fiction and the Historical Imagination (1990), Fictions of Power (1995), The Noir Thriller (2001), and Twentieth-Century...