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A Labour of Love?: My First Term as a Lecturer

A Labour of Love?: My First Term as a Lecturer

On 1 September 2018 I started my first ever lecturer job, ten years after beginning my doctorate. For the last five years I had worked in a professional services role at the university at which I had completed my doctoral studies (you can find out […]

Perfect Presents for Your Modernist Mates*

Perfect Presents for Your Modernist Mates*

*DISCLAIMER: This list is exceedingly partial and does not seek to represent the full gamut of [m]odern(ist) authors. It is, for one thing, unashamedly Joyce-heavy. It is, essentially, my own Christmas wish list (hint, hint!). Oh – and some of the links are affiliate links, […]

Merry Modernist Seasons Tweetings

Merry Modernist Seasons Tweetings

As Autumn drew in, I had grand plans for a Christmas-themed blog post carefully critiquing, in depth, a variety of lesser-known works of modernist literature. Alas, this will have to wait until next year as, in the words of Dorothy Richardson, ‘Christmas [has] now suddenly […]

The Mystery of the Missing Pince-Nez: When Life Imitates Art

The Mystery of the Missing Pince-Nez: When Life Imitates Art

    After fighting my way through the throng of half-term shoppers excitedly exploring Oxford’s revamped Westgate Centre, I was delighted to discover Acuitis – a new eyewear boutique and opticians’ practice. I was greeted with a glass of bubbly and a very welcoming and […]

Spectral Spectacles: 3 Tales of Ghostly Glasses

Spectral Spectacles: 3 Tales of Ghostly Glasses

[The image above is part of the British Optical Association Museum‘s postcard collection]   In honour of Halloween, here’s a quick post on eerie eyeglasses in literature… All glasses are, in a sense, haunted. Glasses bear the ghostly traces of their wearers: finger prints on […]

Greetings, internet interlocutors!

Greetings, internet interlocutors!

Welcome to my new website. I envisage this virtual domain as a place to collect and communicate my research ruminations and other – hopefully interesting – activities. Please bear with me as I navigate this new space. Your comments on the layout and content of […]