The Ploughman's Lunch

Postcards from a PhD

The Ploughman’s Lunch?

When I was putting together my research proposal I spent a lot of time trying to come up with a snappy definition of what hauntology is. I stuck pictures and … Continue reading

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Podcasting adventures

One of the things I’ve been most impressed with since I transferred my PhD study to Leeds has been the range of training available for postgrads.  Last month I attended … Continue reading

March 9, 2017

Filling the Hauntologist’s stocking

People often reminisce on the endless summers of youth, or hark back to long cold winters of the past, but there’s little rumination on enduring autumns.  Maybe it’s working in … Continue reading

November 28, 2016

Cultural memory: In theory and terrifying practice

It was my PGR induction on Monday which coincided with freshers week.  It felt very peculiar to be a new starter again 19 years on from the first time I … Continue reading

September 25, 2016

Can I get a rewind?

‘If I could turn back time’ Cher famously sang, ‘if I could find a way…’.  And as far as I’m aware, correct me if I’m wrong,  she never did succeed … Continue reading

September 3, 2016

Alternative Histories of Electronic Music 2016

I woke up this morning feeling refreshed after a night in my own bed, without being troubled, as I was for the last three nights, by the 6.30 alarm call … Continue reading

April 18, 2016

Spirits of Place

A disappointing start to my weekend; an email informing me that I hadn’t been successful in my application for AHRC funding (again).  Little did I know when I was claiming … Continue reading

April 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Monochrome Memories

Five months on from reading a paper by Paul Grainge (which I blogged about here), last week I finally got my hands on a copy of his book Monochrome Memories … Continue reading

March 29, 2016