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Category Archives: Nostalgia

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

Functions of nostalgia

February, so far, has been an admin-heavy month with most of my dedicated ‘study days’ eaten up with preparation for and travel to a supervision meeting, making the arrangements to … Continue reading

February 13, 2016

Yearning For Yesterday

Nostalgia, so the saying goes, ain’t what it used to be.  Cute line, I thought, I’ll use that to start my blog-post on Yearning for Yesterday, Fred Davis’ 1979 book … Continue reading

January 24, 2016

The Ministry of Nostalgia

I read today, with some disbelief, that the ‘Oxford Dictionaries’ website’s Word of the Year 2015 is an emoji.  Not the word ’emoji’ but an actual pictograph, officially known as … Continue reading

January 9, 2016

Kraftwerk’s Nostalgia for the Past Futures

Having read quite a lot of theory on nostalgia recently which has tended to draw on case studies either from television or fashion I was pleased to come across an … Continue reading

October 28, 2015

Mood, Modes, and Media Recycling

I started today with a little bit of PhD admin and finally managed to pay the first instalment of my fees. It’s the latest in a succession of painful reminders … Continue reading

October 28, 2015

The Modalities of Nostalgia

I had my first supervision meeting on Wednesday and it seemed to go quite well, in the sense that I managed to get to the right place (eventually) and I … Continue reading

October 25, 2015