*"More bearable than Vogon poetry!" - some random*
*"She's just this burnt-out academic, you know?" - her closest friend*
This blog explores the misadventures of an arts and humanities scholar who left university teaching to get some work done. Posts include condensed versions of academic articles and conference papers, responses to films and events, reflections on researching emotionally challenging topics, and the experiences of navigating the precarious landscape of higher education post-PhD.
In trying to tackle the issue with having more research ideas than time or opportunities to publish them all, I figured I'd fire up the old blog to post up almost verbatim versions of papers and embryonic ideas to build an archive and show that I'm still active even though I'm still in that lovely early-career-and-may-not-have-a-job-in-a-few-months stage. This is one I gave in the Literature seminar series in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University, on
25 February 2015, and again at a workshop at University of Aberdeen. This paper builds on a case study from my monograph, looking at it alone instead of in comparison to another film by the same artist.