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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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Jeffrey Williams: The Rise of the Academic Novel – A graphic guide / map

This post features a diagram I made using ‘Inspiration 9’ to describe the ways in which Jeffrey Williams divides and subdivides the Campus Novel and the Academic Novel. I read ‘ The Rise of the Academic Novel’ in American Literary … Continue reading

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Conference Paper from ‘Theorising the Popular’ Conference at Liverpool Hope

 This post is a copy of a paper which I gave at my very first conference this summer. It was part of the fourth international Theorizing the Popular Conference held at Liverpool Hope University(details here). I am pleased to have … Continue reading

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Christopher Frayling and the Future of Funding in the Arts

Firstly, an Apology…  Summer holidays and moving into my first home has left this blog neglected.No more – new term enthusiasm has returned, and therefore this post is to catch up on those lost summer months. On that note… The … Continue reading

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Gatsby, What Gatsby?

Slightly off topic from my usual blog posts, the below anti-film-review review comes from a recent visit to the Exeter Picturehouse. The University of Exeter has a great collaboration with this arty cinema in town, and runs a series of … Continue reading

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Scholar Gipsy : Matthew Arnold

I’ve been reading up on Matthew Arnold’s work as a school inspector, and came across some of his poetic works. Having only thought of Arnold as a cultural critic, I was surprised to find his poetry to be so highly … Continue reading

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