This week we are discussing nostalgia, reading the first chapter of Svetlana Boym’s The Future of Nostalgia (2001).
This week we will be reading Joseph Luzzi’s discussion of the Work of Genre, where he analyses representations of labour and community in Wordsworth’s poem ‘Michael’ (1800) and Verga’s novel I Malavoglia (The House by the Medlar Tree) (1881).
This session will share tips and advice on developing your research via archival visits, with reflections from Dr Emma West, Dr Rona Cran and Dr Fariha Shaikh on using archives for their own research. Time, Date and Location: 12:30-1:30pm, Wed 28 Nov, Alan Walters G11 We will be serving lunch before the start of the … Continue reading “Into the Archive: Skills for Research”
On Wednesday 21 November, we will discuss essays from two texts that reflect on pressures and discrimination within and beyond academia: Emilie Pine’s Notes to Self (2018) and Eula Biss’s Notes from No Man’s Land (2009).
On Wednesday 28 November, we will read Angus Brown‘s essay “Cultural Studies and Close Reading”. This essay uses a discussion of Caroline Levine’s Forms to explore the relationship between literature and lived experience, meditating, as Levine does, on the question of the distinction ‘between the formal and the social’.