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Umberto Eco & the Nature of Europe

Just a quick post to promote a piece I wrote for the Ploughshares blog, which came out today. In this post, I discuss Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose in relation to the nature of Europe, and in particular how the medieval Europe of the novel's setting resonates with contemporary European issues, such as… Continue reading Umberto Eco & the Nature of Europe

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PhD Blog #9: Feedback

This week saw my first supervision meeting of the new year, which was also the first time that we had some written work to discuss. The document I submitted to my supervisor was a partial chapter (on Thomas Pynchon), which will form the basis of my submission for my transfer viva later this year. I… Continue reading PhD Blog #9: Feedback

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PhD Blog #8: Planning and the PhD

I'm not really one for new year's resolutions, but there are a couple of things that I'm going to do a little differently this year in the hopes that it might boost my productivity. The first of these things is that I'm going to plan more, and plan better. I'm not a particularly organised person.… Continue reading PhD Blog #8: Planning and the PhD