I’ve got a new piece, adapted from the ‘coda’ that concluded my PhD, published in Alluvium which is a journal I’ve long admired. It’s a very wee academic article so if you’d like to see the sort of thing I spent, oh, several years of my life furrowing my brow about, give it a look.… Read More From the Ashes: The Celtic Phoenix, Anna Burns’ “Milkman” and Sally Rooney’s “Normal People”
In January of each year since 2015, I have started a new Spotify playlist. Over the course of the year, I add to it. This is 2020 in my listening so far.… Read More The half-year in music: Jan-June 2020
Final Fantasy VII, the greatest narrative videogame ever released, with a startlingly radical climate-change message, has been remade. This review assesses the remake in terms of the increased centrality of one character, Tifa Lockhart.… Read More Lockhart
It’s in. It’s done. It’s in it’s done it’s gone it’s through it’s over…
Again. … Read More Hardcover
I’ve just had my second academic article published, and the first which draws directly on my PhD research. In this piece I position Anakana Schofield’s depictions of damaged consciousness in Malarky and (particularly) Martin John within a broader modernist tradition, drawing particularly on the theoretical work of Marshall Berman. I’m really pleased to have an article C21,… Read More Journal article on Anakana Schofield
My first academic publication is now available to read online. The article is called ‘The War on Terroir’, and you’ll be pleased to know that I call my own title ‘conventionally wearisome’ in the first two paragraphs of the paper. This builds upon my conference presentation lasdt year at the University of Malta, on the… Read More Journal article on the Southern Reach – first academic publication!
New PhD vlog! In this one I talk about my first year review, and what I’ve been doing over the summer. None of the usual editing flimflam with this one. I basically recorded it in one take while testing out a new webcam and just decided to upload it as is. Enjoy, comment, subscribe and… Read More PhD Vlog 7: Looking Back on the First Year
Dirigible Straits [a sketch]… Read More Dirigible Straits
Second (of three) vlogs about my first academic conference presentation. … Read More PhD Vlog 6: Vlogging Valletta
I am tired, contented, and in Malta.
I came here to talk about some books.… Read More In Malta