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What the Dickens?
by Clarissa Hyman I never learnt to tango or teach myself Russian (to read Tolstoy in the original, of course), nor did I excavate the loft, repaint the kitchen or sort out the old family photos. And don’t even bring up the subject of updating the website. I baked far too many loaves of banana […]
Teaching Antisemitism in the Classroom
Georgia Burns, an English teacher at a High School in northeast England, reflects on discussing antisemitic English literature in the classroom. ‘From the description of Scrooge, what can we infer?’ I ask. Awkward whispers herald the one student confident enough to voice the class’ concern. ‘Dickens is wildly antisemitic?’ Teaching literature is a joy. George R.R. […]