This is not a time for celebration. The death of Margaret Thatcher is nothing more than a salient reminder of how Britain got into the mess that we are in today… The only real antidote to cynicism is activism. Don’t celebrate - organise!
The Modernist Party began as a teaching idea as Dr Kate McLoughlin was looking for a way to introduce students to Modernist literature – a notoriously difficult, though richly rewarding, set of works by writers such as Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot and James Joyce.
The latest on the progress of an AHRC-funded project bringing works and documentation from the past three Text Festivals into a comprehensive archive. This post considers what can be learnt from the Whitechapel Gallery Archive
Vomit, body odour, mental health issues, complaints about little kids audibly enjoying themselves for half an hour a week, the challenge of explaining to someone why they owe a three-figure fine. And dealing with violence. It’s all here, folks. This is how it is.
Fiction and nonfiction are very rarely published in the same book. That was the hitch. Tradition holds that the two must be kept apart. That is how our knowledge and impressions of life are sorted in bookstores and libraries - separate aisles, separate floors - and that is how publishers prepare their books, imagination in one package, reason in another. It’s not how writers write. A novel is not an entirely unreasonable creation, nor is an essay devoid of imagination. Nor is it how people live… there are truths and there are lies - these are the transcendent categories, in books as in life.
“Information is a tool used and abused by the state and the intellectual class to reinforce agendas and to encourage a certain world view amongst its citizenry. The media itself plays a critical role in reinforcing these agendas.”
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You probably know that Google’s site: operator lets you restrict results to a site or domain. But Google’s site: operator is a lot more flexiblel than you may realise. This post explains how to use asterisks to refine your results in some unexpected ways.
My LIS CPD blog - beachcombing along the shores of the information ocean...