Department of English and Modern Languages

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  • Dr Andrea Macrae

    Principal Lecturer in Student Experience and Stylistics

    Department of English and Modern Languages

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Dr Andrea Macrae

    Phone number: +44 (0)1865 484308

    Email: andrea.macrae@brookes.ac.uk

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    My research, consultancy, teaching and pedagogical projects all have communication and storytelling at their core. 

    I teach, research and publish in the areas of stylistics, narratology, world literature and cognitive poetics, with a specialism in deixis and deictic shifting. I also teach performance poetry, flash fiction, short stories and twentieth and twenty-first century literature more broadly.

    I also research the language of charity fundraising communications, with a focus on attention, absorption, authenticity and trust. I am currently writing a research monograph on these areas and working on some related empirical projects. 

    I am also interested in student skills' literacy, employability and enterprise within HE English, and run several projects on these issues. For example, I lead the Oxford Brookes Student Research Launch Pad, a university-wide project which supports undergraduate and post-graduate taught students in sharing and publishing their research. With Dr. Shirley Shipman I co-run the Humanities and Social Sciences Assessment and Skills project, which supports staff in developing assessment formats and related teaching, to help enhance students' skills development and skills literacy. I am also working on an Enterprise in English project, and an English employability strategy.  

    I also co-lead the Integrating English project (www.integratingenglish.com), promoting stylistics and its place in English education. I have worked with the AQA in developing aspects of the Language and Literature A level specification and in producing teaching and learning resources for teachers and students.