We Who Are About To….

Last week, I wrote about my role in the bookshop. Whilst this is important to me, both as a researcher and as a human, it isn’t what this blog is supposed to be about. Ideally, of course, you’d be following … Read More »

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That Which Survives

I’ve been working at the bookshop for just about a month, now. It’s completely different to how I imagined myself working two years after my viva, but I’ve learned a lot of things in the last couple of years which … Read More »

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Mirror Mirror

Because I still live near my PhD and MA haunts, and because of the connections I have via social media, I see a lot of those people with whom I studied graduating and doing successful things. It’s like a mirror … Read More »

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Spectre of the Gun: How to Let Go

This week, I started my new job working for a University Bookshop. So far, it’s been really fun, and actually quite satisfying. I get to do multiple different tasks, have to remember lots of different things, and I have my … Read More »

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The Savage Curtain; or, how not to live at the edges of things

Last night, I went to the book launch of a friend of mine. I met a lot of old friends from my PhD there, too, and a few who are new to the department and don’t know me at all. … Read More »

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By Any Other Name

Happy New Year. I hope you all had a good break, whatever you did and whatever or whether you celebrate, and that, as one of my rather wonderful Christmas presents says, in this 150th anniversary year of Alice in Wonderland, … Read More »

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Day of the Dove

I went for an interview last week, for an administration role. I thought I did quite well, but found out the next day that they’d given the job to someone else. That I couldn’t even get a non-academic job damn … Read More »

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