On Wednesday 28 July (from 9:30 am), we will be hosting our monthly Research Day for postgraduates in English Literature. This is an opportunity to work on your own research, while knowing that others are working at the same time. We have a shared schedule for the day, with periodic zoom calls to set and … Continue reading “Page Breaks Research Day – July 2021”
Page Breaks – The Crown – 23 June
After much discussion, it’s finally happening! We’re talking about The Crown.
Page Breaks: No One is Talking About This – 16 June
This week, we’re revisiting a favourite Page Breaks author: Patricia Lockwood, whose John Updike takedown brought us much joy last year.
Page Breaks: Lydia Davis ‘Five Stories’ – 09 June
This week, we’re dabbling in flash fiction!
Page Breaks – Right On Track (2nd June)
Our reading for this week will be two short essays about train travel.
Page Breaks – PIZZA (19 May)
This week, we’re reflecting on pizza, and more broadly on how food can help us think more intently about authenticity and identity.
Page Breaks: ‘A Nameless Hiker and the Case the Internet Can’t Crack’ – 12 May
This week, we’re reflecting on the romance of an unsolved mystery, what it takes to be truly ‘off grid’, and the ethics of using technology to find someone who doesn’t want to be found.
Page Breaks: The World Amazon Made – 5th May
This week, we’re reflecting on a gazillionaire, capitalism, space, and a company that began with books but ended up selling everything.
Works Loved: Location Location Location
We’re back! Page Breaks this week will be on Wed 21 April at 1pm. We’ll be returning to our cherished ‘Works Loved’ format. Find out more about Works Loved here: https://blog.bham.ac.uk/englitpostgrad/works-loved/
Page Breaks: ‘Rain’ (Colson Whitehead) – 17 March
For this week’s Page Breaks, we’re reading an extract from Colson Whitehead’s The Colossus of New York. Thanks to Will Carroll for this suggestion!