7th February 2022 by

Page Breaks: How Leisure Time Became Work – Wed 9th Feb

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.

Text (Reading)

“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 (d.butchard@bham.ac.uk and t.johnson@bham.ac.uk). 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!