Hi all, two quick updates for you all here on R2R: First, I’m going to Malta! As you can hear about in my fifth PhD vlog, embedded below. In this video, the first of a three-part series, I look forward to my first ever academic conference presentation. I talk about the application process, the two… Read More I’m going to Malta! PhD Vlog 5 and Edinburgh Libraries
Hi all! First Vlog in a while, and in this one I have a little go at outlining a ‘day in the life’ of PhD work in English Literature – but it turns out the shoe doesn’t really fit. Still, you get to see me take you on a tour across Edinburgh from Brunstfield, through the… Read More PhD Vlog 4: A Day in the Life
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”
I know I keep tediously referencing it in my pseudo-amusing subtitles…but these really do take quite a while to make.
Probably because I keep adding pseudo-amusing subtitles.… Read More English Literature PhD Vlog 3: Applications
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
My first vlog as a PhD candidate in Edinburgh!… Read More English Literature PhD Vlog 1: Beginning my PhD
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’