ICE welcomes new lecturers
The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is delighted to welcome two new lecturers to its academic staff. Emily Caddick and Dr Jenny Bavidge will be Academic Directors for Philosophy and English Literature respectively.
With two science appointments planned for later in the year, the new posts will increase the breadth of ICE’s teaching and research, making the University’s unique expertise and resources more accessible than ever before.
Emily Caddick is Academic Director and Teaching Officer in Philosophy. Emily completed her BA in Philosophy at Newnham College, Cambridge in 2007, staying on to take an MPhil and a PhD. Her research interests are in aesthetics, metaphysics and logic, and her work focuses especially on the nature of fiction.
Emily takes an interactive approach to teaching philosophy, incorporating students’ ideas about the philosophical issues so that studying philosophical arguments goes hand-in-hand with developing one’s own take on the debate. Her courses will combine central philosophical ideas with recent developments in contemporary philosophy.
Emily is currently developing a new Advanced Diploma in Philosophy here at ICE (subject to University approval). To find out more, contact Emily.Caddick@ice.cam.ac.uk.
Dr Jenny Bavidge
Dr Jenny Bavidge is Academic Director and University Lecturer in English Literature, replacing Adrian Barlow who retired in August.
Jenny took her BA in English Literature and Language at Worcester College, Oxford and then an MA at Royal Holloway, University of London. She stayed at Royal Holloway to write a PhD on representations of urban space in the contemporary novel which she completed in 2001. She then took up a Lectureship in English at the University of Greenwich, going on to become Senior Lecturer. She is Vice-President of the Literary London Society.
Jenny teaches within a wide range of areas, including 19th and 20th-century American and British literature, close reading and critical theory, and has also taught on film.
Jenny is currently teaching on the Certificate and Advanced Diploma in English Literature at ICE, supervising students researching, among other subjects, the work of Saul Bellow, the image of the journey in literature and fin de siècle Gothic literature. She will be finalizing the curriculum for the Diploma in Modern English Literature for 2012/13. She will also be teaching a course on Literature in Translation as part of the new Madingley Weekly Programme. To find out more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both Jenny and Emily will be blogging about their research and future courses over the coming months.