Category Archives: Research

Wing-Words and Frameways

I am getting ready for an event tonight called ‘Celebrating Staff Success’ to collect a qualification award for myself and to collect the ‘Student-Led Teaching Award’ for best feedback on behalf of my colleague, Paul Houghton. The qualification I received … Continue reading

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End of Term: Looking Back.

Forgive the long absence and expect a snow-flurry of new posts as I, like many other British academics, stir and unfurl now towards the end of term—and what a delicious term it has been, I hope, for all. The texts … Continue reading

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Browsing & Imagination

I sometimes browse the shelves, at midnight, in Keele University library.  The current journals are my particular rummage-worthy favourite, despite the recent diminution in their print stock (relegated now to just one wall of clear Perspex shelving) and the abandonment … Continue reading

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Research Notes on “Writing Pad” Workshop: Poetic Inquiry

The following research comes from a hugely inspirational workshop that I attended on May 23rd 2012 called “Writing Pad” which was hosted at Staffordshire University by Alke Groppel-Weneger with funding from the Academy of Higher Education. (http://tactileacademia.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/deconstructing-and-reconstructing-texts/) The focus of … Continue reading

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Ecopoems 2

When I started the ecopoetry project last month, my hypothesis was that the paper would be eroded and thus the text redacted by insects, weather and bird-pecks. Having collected a sample of the texts that were scattered, I have observed … Continue reading

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“Reading Harryette Mullen is like hearing a new musical instrument”: Accidental Music in the Critical Lyric.

“Reading Harryette Mullen is like hearing a new musical instrument”: Accidental Music in the Critical Lyric. Abstract Michael Palmer said that “reading Harryette Mullen is like hearing a new musical instrument,” and indeed, what is most striking about her poetic … Continue reading

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“Ghosts, Ancestors and Signature: Echoes of Identity in Minority Literature”

“Ghosts, Ancestors and Signature: Echoes of Identity in Minority Literature” Abstract The ghost, the spectre, the apparition are accused of terrorizing the literary imagination; the sinister manifestation of a destabilized identity—unfixed and disconnected from perceived narratives of the past. However, … Continue reading

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” From Bardism to Minstrelsy to the Avant Garde: Reconfiguring a Sonic Identity”

” From Bardism to Minstrelsy to the Avant Garde: Reconfiguring a Sonic Identity” Abstract: The Fiske Jubilee Singers took Swansea by storm in 1874 as they performed spirituals to audiences of up to 1500 at a time. This stage in … Continue reading

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