Our reading for this week reflects on the increasingly complex relationship between leisure and work.
We’ll use the article as a starting-point to consider the challenges – and rewards – of turning personal pleasures into professionalised academic research, including how it feels to write critically about a favourite book. We’ll reflect on our different impulses as readers/researchers, and compare notes on the kind of data-driven hobbies Shirley Li discusses.
- Shirley Li, “How Leisure Time Became Work” (The Atlantic, 2021)
Read online: https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2021/12/americans-tv-watching-job/620862/
“Time” and “Place”
- Wednesday 9th February 2022, 1 pm
- Zoom: Link (Password: pagebreaks).
Looking forward to seeing you again soon! This event is run by Dorothy Butchard and Toria Johnson (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org). Please email us if you have any questions, but you’re welcome to just turn up.
Page Breaks is a (very) informal weekly reading group within the Department of English Literature. All welcome!