The Ploughman's Lunch

Postcards from a PhD

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A few years ago circumstance found me in charge of a coach load of international students bound for Stratford-upon-Avon. After a couple of hours on the M1 we pulled into … Continue reading

December 22, 2015

Englishness (Part 1)

Feeling under the weather and living in a house which currently has no water or heating had a knock-on effect on study day last week and sitting in a chilly … Continue reading

December 6, 2015

Journal of the Folklore Society

I spent an enjoyable portion of this afternoon in York browsing back issues of Folklore: the Journal of the Folklore Society in a second-hand bookshop. While I’d liked to have … Continue reading

August 29, 2015

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

August 18, 2015 · Leave a comment