With a bit more spare time on my hands, I now finally have the opportunity to catch up with my… Read more Does Academia Hate Introverts?
On June 29, I presented a paper at Theorising the Popular at Liverpool Hope University. I analysed how Richard Bates… Read more Theorising the Popular
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I’m probably the last person on earth to read We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver, and I’m… Read more We Need to Talk About Books
I finished Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian the other day. The main reason for picking it up is that several friends,… Read more Is the Personal Professional? Reading as an Academic and a “Normal” Person