Literature and Ritual – a trip to Berlin by Regina Seiwald

Literature and Ritual – a trip to Berlin by Regina Seiwald

8th SKK (Studienkongress Komparatistik) | “Literatur und Ritual” | FU Berlin, 9-11 June 2017 Participating at the 8th SKK (Studienkongress Komparatistik), which is the largest conference for comparative literature in the German-speaking academic world and has previously been hosted by the University of Vienna and the University of Munich, was a great opportunity to present a part […]

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Are you ‘up’ for it?

Are you ‘up’ for it?

An anonymous blog post by a current PhD student … Start a blog, they said at the beginning, you need to write every day. Not a problem. Writing, it seems, has become my life, from partial ideas jotted down in numerous hardback notebooks to the never-ending task of ‘writing up’. What a thought! Am I […]

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Viva 60-second interview: Dr Simon Cummings

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Simon Cummings

Hi Simon, congratulations on passing your viva! How does it feel?! A real mixture of emotions: happiness and elation of course, but also a strange mix of anti-climax, sadness and “what on earth do I do now?”   What was your PhD title? Cloud Triptych: an exploration of stochastic movement between discrete musical behaviours.   […]

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Experimental Approaches to Writing Research by Sarah Raine & Craig Hamilton

Experimental Approaches to Writing Research by Sarah Raine & Craig Hamilton

Experimental Approaches to Writing Research workshop | 9th June 2017 | organised by Sarah Raine and Craig Hamilton, Birmingham School of Media   It was a dark and stormy night… (scratch that) …day. They came: bleary eyed yet still expectant to the #bestroomintheplace to write. To experiment. To work (they assumed, somewhat wearily). Free lunch, free wine, new ideas […]

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