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My Research Strategies

I am one of those guys who love strategy games, have a special edition of Sun Tzu and could quote it by heart As in everything else… I have a personal strategy about research and I think I will share … Read More »

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Everything I did wrong…

…while hunting for an academic job. For five years I was employed in a variety of (most welcome) short term contracts, and I interviewed the length and breadth of the land. I’ve been the person people thought was the ‘internal … Read More »

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The Spanish Titles Of University Expert / Specialist

I thought it would be a good idea to share a resource that could give a boost to your CV without too much hassle. Usually when we finish a PhD in Humanities (especially in the areas of Philology, Literature, Linguistics … Read More »

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Turning forty: the age of reason?

This year, my best friends and I turned forty years old. In the times of Jane Austen, this would have meant we were old ladies. In the twenty-first century, we are still considered young, but we are supposed to behave … Read More »

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Cruel Summer

‘You get the summer off, right? Go on loads of holidays, yeah?’ I imagine you’ve been asked this once or twice, and you’ve rolled your eyes so hard you pulled a muscle. You might have tried in vain to explain … Read More »

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Creative Writing Studies: The Rise of a New Discipline

When I became a student of Creative Writing in 2007 the pedagogue within me broke through. I came into contact with good teacher-writers, but as a teacher myself I was groping to understand the shape and parameters of the discipline … Read More »

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The day Ray Bradbury died

What a difference a day makes? Today is 5th June, 2012. Here you are, at your university, with a gigantic bundle of paper in your arms. You enter the department, on your way to your supervisor’s office. Then you remember. … Read More »

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