On the Political Sociology of Intellectuals: George Orwell and the London Left Intelligentsia of the 1930s posted on 24 Nov 2016
Given frequent observations about the "intellectual backwardness" of the sociology of intellectuals....
The representation of orphans in 19th century children's literature posted on 18 Nov 2016
This is a final year undergraduate assignment by Louise Jones who is now a Masters student at Newman University in Birmingham.
New research from the Book Trust flags importance of quality time reading as a family posted on 10 Sep 2016
The Time to Read campaign launches on September 8th 2016
New Study Shows Reading Harry Potter Lowers Americans’ Opinions of Donald Trump posted on 30 Jul 2016
The Annanberg School for Communication based in the University of Pennsylvania have published some new research that finds readers of Harry Potter ...
Fiction: Simulation of Social Worlds posted on 22 Jul 2016
The journal Trends in Cognitive Science have published this research into the way fiction can help people - especially children - understand the world they
The emotional arcs of stories are dominated by six basic shapes posted on 11 Jul 2016
This research has been made available on the Cornell University Library website and can be downloaded as a PDF for free.
A textual analysis of Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman posted on 20 Jun 2016
This short essay by university student Catherine Bardell analyses a selected extract from Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
OUP Reading For Pleasure in Primary Schools posted on 19 Jun 2016
Oxford University Press research into Reading For Pleasure has published its findings.
Through The Looking Glasses : A selected list of children's books featuring characters who wear spectacles posted on 22 May 2016
Through The Looking Glasses : A selected list of children's books featuring characters who wear spectacles
Sci-fi media coverage dominated by men, survey shows posted on 13 May 2016
The Guardian website carries details of a survey of who is reviewing new science fiction releases