On Wed 15 July (1pm) we’re discussing two recent articles responding to the Black Lives Matter movement.
On Thu 4 June, Professor David James will be joining us to talk through his recent work on medical memoirs, and the intersections of life-writing, activism, and personal confession. David is keen to discuss the questions he’s still grappling with, and is curious to hear how we’ll respond to the extract for this week, from … Continue reading “Page Breaks: The Language of Kindness, with Prof David James”
On Wed 20 May we’ll discuss the Josephine Baker episode of You’re Dead To Me, which features UoB’s own Michell Chresfield.
This week we’re watching ‘Death on the Nile’, from Agatha Christie’s Poirot. Wednesday 13 May, 1pm.
This week we’re watching ‘Sardines’, the first episode of Inside No. 9. Wed 29 April, 1pm.
Text Michael Marshall Smith, ‘What Happens When You Wake Up in the Night’ (8 pages, PDF). Wed 22 April, 1pm.
To mark the UCU industrial action, we’re planning to run an off-campus teach out session using our regular ‘Works Loved’ format. We invite you to share any favourite text that relates to themes of solidarity and resistance. Are there books that you return to in challenging times? Texts that capture instances of activism and protest, … Continue reading “Works Loved Teach Out: Solidarity and Resistance”
This week’s Page Breaks session will return to our ‘Works Loved’ format. We often have a cohering theme, but this week we invite you to bring any favourite text. Are there books that you return to in difficult times? Passages you read for pleasure or relaxation? A text you’ve read recently but anticipate will stay … Continue reading “Works Loved (Wed 12 Feb, 1pm)”
This week’s Page Breaks will be an informal special session to reflect on tips and techniques for teaching undergraduate seminars, including suggestions for preparation and ways to prompt discussion. We’ll share examples of good (and bad!) teaching experiences, and exchange ideas on what has worked well in different seminar contexts.
Ray Bradbury’s short story ‘The Third Expedition’, first published as ‘Mars is Heaven’ in 1948 and later collected in The Martian Chronicles, describes the arrival of a space expedition on Mars whose crew discover a seemingly familiar American town.