On Wednesday 28th September at 3pm, we’ll have a welcome event for all new postgraduate researchers in English Literature. It’ll be informal and friendly, so please do come along!
On Tuesday 4th October, we’ll discuss this change of seasons in literature, sharing notes on autumnal imagery in works we’ve enjoyed (or disliked!).
On Wednesday 4th May, we’ll think about the influence of galactic blockbuster Star Wars.
Due to a combination of industrial action, illness, and the Easter break, Page Breaks is on hiatus until early May. We’ll be back at the regular time from 4th May, and in the meantime do send suggestions for future texts to Dorothy Butchard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This week, we’ll think about the material qualities of literary production, responding to a photo essay detailing the steps of producing a print book.
Our reading for this week reflects on the increasingly complex relationship between leisure and work.
For our first Page Breaks session of the new year, we’ll consider an aspect of book publishing we all encounter as readers: the author photo. Join us to discuss the triumphs and troubles of choosing a public image, and to reflect on equivalents in other areas of academia.
Our next Romance Reading Group online session is based on Dark Romances. Our next session will be on next Monday 31st January from 18:00-19:00 via Zoom, so save the date in your calendars! RSVP via: https://romancegroup.wixsite.com/home/event-details/dark-romances-2/form This month, the Romance Reading Group will be focusing on all things dark romance. Our special guest, Rebecca Frost, will be treating us to a twenty-minute talk on her … Continue reading “Romance Reading Group: Dark Romances”
Our next Page Breaks session will be 17 December at 1 pm, and we’ll be discussing Taylor Swift’s re-recording project, the recent 10-minute drop of ‘All Too Well’ and the ‘weaponization of memory’. Thanks to Ellen for this suggestion! Text (Watching + Listening) Taylor Swift ‘All Too Well (The Short Film)’ (via Youtube) Lots of … Continue reading “Page Breaks – 17 December – Taylor Swift and the Weaponization of Memory”
Our next Page Breaks session will be on 24 November at 1 pm, and we’ll be discussing all things research: how we organise our research projects and their processes, how we approach our hurdles (and hopefully, how we overcome them). With special guests! Ellie Dobson Jimmy Packham Will Tattersdill There’s no predetermined agenda here – … Continue reading “Page Breaks – 24 November – Research Chats: Trading Tips for Organisation, Process, and Tracking Progress”