CN This post discusses rape and coercion Today is a writing day--hurray, hurrah! An opportunity to work through a late-stage draft of my sample chapter and (hopefully) get one step closer to sending off my book proposal by the end of the month. My PhD supervisor taught me that sometimes you have to write out… Continue reading What I Mean By ‘Misogynist Dramaturgies’
What is at stake in maintaining a canon? Who benefits from the continuous propping up of Shakespeare at the expense (quite literally, in this moment) of newer and more diverse voices? Why and for whom do we continue to police the borders of canon?
Week 11 was a week of highs and lows from a research point of view: while I did a lot of consolidating, and returning to work brought some welcome routine to my week (even if I was floored by the amount of work there suddenly was to do before the end of term...), it also… Continue reading Week 11: a bit frustrated, honestly
In lieu of a research blog this week, I'm respecting the digital picket line and taking the opportunity to share a #PrecarityStory that those close to me know, but that I haven't felt brave enough to talk about in detail in public fora up to this point. tl;dr - precarity intersects with lots of other… Continue reading Weeks 9-10: #UCUStrikes – My #PrecarityStory
"Research" the past two weeks has meant making space for research: in my brain, on my desk, in my inbox, on to-do list. It's meant laying foundations for future stuff and wrapping up existing projects. In the past two weeks I've dipped in and out of an edition of As You Like It that is waaaay behind,… Continue reading Weeks 5 & 6: Clearing the Decks
I was too f-ing busy. That's it. That's the post.
This was a long week. I didn't write anything -- at least, I didn't write anything that wasn't a lecture, or a teaching slide, or prompts for an in-class exercise. I did a two-hour, Friday-morning, third-year seminar on postmodernism followed swiftly by a first-year seminar about how we do critical thinking and analysis. I love… Continue reading Week 2: Not-Writing That Is Also Writing?
I'm at the end of my first full week of teaching this academic year--phew! As much as I love it, I'm utterly exhausted: I'm covering more material (at varying distances from my comfort zone of expertise), across more levels, in more hours than I ever have before. Everything hurts--including my brain--and so I wasn't sure… Continue reading Week 1: Proposal Drafting (Easier and Harder)
I want to pretend, for now, that I'm going to shift my energy toward the Measure for Measure book in the short term, and imagine what happens if I do that. This follows on from a really helpful ECR publishing chat yesterday with some of my excellent Bristol colleagues (*waves at Kirsty, Peter, Nick, and Mark*). What… Continue reading Week 0: Let’s Pretend
With two weeks to go until classes start for the new academic year, I'm doing my best to set up some good habits that will carry me through what promises to be a very busy term. While it's important to be realistic about what's feasible (and healthy) in terms of writing goals during a jam-packed… Continue reading New Year, New Writing