Category Archives: language

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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Victorian Schools Bibliography

I’m looking into the Victorian Education system, and am particularly interested in the idea of using popular fiction, newspapers, TV, and film in order to understand the state of universities in the Nineteenth Century.I’m reading Reading Victorian Schoolrooms: Childhood Education … Continue reading

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Franco Moretti Eat Your Heart Out

I’m writing an essay on The Life of Pi by Yann Martel in relation to the Booker Prize, and the position of the novel and the author in this network of commercial activity. I have been using lots of data … Continue reading

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