‘Character in the Corpus’: New Resource Series

15th April 2021Resources

Character in the Corpus is a piece of work undertaken by Dr. Matthew Collins that considers the representation of character and virtues in the A-Level English curriculum. The series of blogs will be accompanied by some bespoke teaching resources which foreground the place of virtue language in novels that appear on the A-Level curriculum. The study considered the use of virtue language in 116 A-Level texts, reflecting fiction that spans the eighteenth to twenty-first centuries through a mix of autobiography, horror, gothic, realist, modern and postmodern literature, from the British Isles and beyond. The series will cover the place of character and virtues more broadly, before focussing on particular virtues such as those of empathy, justice and courage. The first article in the series is available here.

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