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Postcards from a PhD

Tag Archives: hauntology

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

(R)Eject the Tape

On Sunday evening I went to the cinema to see the film adaptation of Alan Bennett’s play The Lady in the Van. Afterwards, discussing the authenticity of the late 70s/early … Continue reading

November 25, 2015

Afrofuturism

It was only recently that I realised that the term ‘afrofuturism’ only came into use in 1994, coined by Mark Dery in his essay ‘Black to the Future’. In a … Continue reading

November 11, 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

Listening through the noise

Despite missing half of my PGR induction due to a ‘bridge bash’ somewhere between Manchester and Liverpool, still not being able to work out how to pay my fees and … Continue reading

October 14, 2015

Nuclear Transmissions

For me late September and early October have been a period of tying up loose ends before studying properly begins. For the most part this has involved finishing a soundwork … Continue reading

October 6, 2015