Category Archives: academic
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
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
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.
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
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