Category Archives: Communication

Paris belonged to me: an homage to Jacques Rivette

January was an especially dark month for the arts and entertainment world. On the 29th, we lost French nouvelle vague filmmaker Jacques Rivette. His very personal style allowed actors to create their own lines during rehearsals, broke genre and cinematic … Read More »

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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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