Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

What Are You Reading?

Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

What Are You Reading?

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A weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers.

Honora Bartlett, honorary lecturer in the School of English, University of St Andrews, is reading Nicola Healey's Dorothy Wordsworth and Hartley Coleridge: The Poetics of Relationship (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). "The role of William Wordsworth's sister Dorothy in his poetic life is better known than the story of Hartley, Coleridge's son, who as a child inspired great poems. This beautiful, erudite book opens up both thwarted lives and explores the greatest writing of English Romanticism as 'poetry of relationship'."

Barbara Graziosi, professor of Classics and director, arts and humanities, Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, is reading Nadja Reissland's The Development of Emotional Intelligence: A Case Study (Routledge, 2012). "A theoretical account, illustrated by recorded 'conversations' between Reissland's baby daughter, Toto, and her anthropologist husband. The ultimate test of emotional intelligence is coping with death; and Toto must face her father's death when she is only four. This emotionally intelligent book is also an unforgettable portrait of a warm father with a cool sense of humour. It might have worked even better as a memoir illuminated by the author's expertise in developmental psychology rather than as a scholarly book with a personal case study."

Karen McAulay, music and academic services librarian, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, is reading Paul Silvia's How To Write a Lot (American Psychological Association, 2007). …

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