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
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
Hi all, Just checking in to let any R2R subscribers know that I’ve got a new piece of writing up at Inciting Sparks, a University of Edinburgh postgrad blog platform. It’s about Cohen and Dylan, and it’s about having a sniffy, protective attitude towards what counts as literature (and, by implication, as art). It’s about… Read More New article: “The Song of a Poet: Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and the Boundaries of Literature”
Hi all! Last night I got around to recording my second PhD vlog, which you can watch below. I know that ‘the first week’ doesn’t sound like a very different title to ‘beginning my PhD’, but I wanted to record some of the confusion that I’ve felt in response to the blank slate of beginning… Read More English Literature PhD vlog 2 – The First Week
It has been a terrible week-and-a-half, and everybody knows that we must now ask ourselves tough questions. After the massacre in Orlando, and after the murder of Jo Cox, everyone knows, everyone keeps saying that we must ask ourselves tough questions: about guns and violence and the holding of intolerant beliefs. However it seems to… Read More You Can’t Efface the Hate: Orlando and Jo Cox and ‘tough questions’
I heard two loud bangs outside on Thursday night. I thought; those are gunshots. And then I thought that was absurd.… Read More North Greenwich shooting, 26/5/16