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Tag Archives: nostalgia

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

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

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

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