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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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

Kraftwerk day

For all but a blissful week I have spent the whole of 2016 so far battling with one form of cold or another. This week is no exception, feeling thoroughly … Continue reading

February 24, 2016

Fun with contact mics

I decided last week that it was time for a very thorough re-reading of Svetlana Boym’s The Future of Nostalgia. I bought it a couple of years ago, when I … Continue reading

February 24, 2016