Category Archives: academic

How do you find academic conferences to attend?

This is a duplication of a blogpost that I wrote for  piirus.ac.uk  Summer means conference season in academia. From casual graduate symposia popping up across campuses, to the vast annual international gatherings of scholars in one dedicated field, there will … Continue reading

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Speaking Out: Academic Conferences and How to Find Them

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University of Exeter Students’ Guild Teaching Awards 2015

Photo: Exeter Student’s Guild  This year I was shortlisted for ‘Best Postgraduate Teacher’ at the University of Exeter Student’s Guild Teaching Awards. These Awards were the first of this kind to be established in the UK (2009) and remains the … Continue reading

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PhD Comic – Procrastination

by Zoe Bulaitis (PhD Candidate) PhD Comic.  I have recently been drawing again, and comics have attracted my attention. I like the potential to tell stories in time, and capture mixed emotions in multiple frames. 

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Don Delillo: White Noise

I was attracted to read White Noise because of the central protagonist Jack Gladney’s academic profession. I am writing my next chapter on academic fiction and representations of humanities scholarship in media and therefore found “Hitler Studies” a most entertaining addition … Continue reading

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The Secret History by Donna Tartt – an investigation into a novel about studying the humanities (and murder!)

Recently I read Tartt’s “The Secret History and was impressed by the handling of a bunch of pretentious teenagers studying Julian Morrow’s exclusive (and doubtless uppity) Greek Classics class. The Guardian well summarises the reasons that you should read this book … Continue reading

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How to Give up / Quit Facebook – how to live in social oblivion and still be happy.

Today I have made a decision that I am no longer going to consider myself as an active participant or user of Facebook. Ironically, perhaps, I feel the need to share this on the internet but hope that the thinking … Continue reading

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