It has been ages since I posted anything and this is frustrating! As the Easter holiday draws to a close, I finally feel recovered enough after the onslaught of last term to start thinking about writing again. Today, I put together some thoughts about ‘the perfect lady’ in Wharton’s The House of Mirth which I’dContinue reading “An update of sorts”
5F Form Scholars Talk – Complete forgetting and the wax tablet: an introduction to cultural and political memory via Homer and Plato
This afternoon, I’m going to ask you to think about some concepts which were at the centre of my PhD, not just because I find them interesting and know a bit about them, but because I hope that by thinking about them, you might look at the societies around you – the school, your families,Continue reading “5F Form Scholars Talk – Complete forgetting and the wax tablet: an introduction to cultural and political memory via Homer and Plato”
Back in 2019, I set out to read all the new novels about the Trojan War, focalised on the perspectives of various ‘silent’ women in the Iliad. I didn’t get very far, because though I found it an interesting enough exercise, they left me rather cold. This is not because I’m some sort of HomericContinue reading “The First World War in Pat Barker’s ‘The Silence of the Girls’”
Finally, a new post! I’ve been thinking about this one for a while now but in this school term of COVID-19 protocols plus all the usual practice exams and reports, I have not had the head space to get anything together. This one is not so grounded in scholarship as the last two but I’mContinue reading “Perseus and Andromeda in ‘The House of Mirth’”
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