Canterbury’s Liveliest Writing Group will have its Awards Evening for this year’s International Writing Competition – on the theme of Jane Austen – on Saturday 28 October, at 6:30pm, in St. Mary Bredin Church, 59 Nunnery Fields, Canterbury.
‘Strangers without dreams and without kinship to the scenes about them’: Nativism in the Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft
Hello! My name is Michael Goodrum, and I am currently on study leave, doing some research on horror comics and the Cold War. Connected to this, and to my module Isolation to Domination: The History of the USA, 1914-1945, is the work of H. P. Lovecraft, one of the most famous and influential of American horror writers. As we approach Hallowe’en, I thought you might be interested to know a little more about this dark little corner of research. In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming…
I chose to study literature, like a lot of lit students I suppose, because I love reading. The course didn’t disappoint. The rather dire student loan situation aside, getting funded to love reading full-time, surrounded by like-minded people in an environment geared specifically to facilitate us, is a unique experience. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at university, and will probably miss it for the rest of my life.
Last week I learned that it’s really complicated driving to Greece with a van, the best cheesy chips in Canterbury are from a kebab shop, veterinary staff often cry about poorly animals, and that us Southerners pronounce most things incorrectly. I found these out because our second year Creative and Professional Writing students have published the latest edition of Clippings magazine – an online publication with Medium.com.
International Centre for Victorian Women Writers (ICVWW) Research Seminar on Victorian Humour (Tuesday 17 October 2017)
International Centre for Victorian Women Writers (ICVWW) will run its first ‘Women’s Writing in the Nineteenth Century’ research seminar of 2017-18 on Tuesday 17 October, 5:15 – 7:00pm, in Nf01, at Canterbury Christ Church University.
This past summer 30 Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) Archaeology students spent 4 weeks excavating a Roman period town in East Sussex as part of the CCCU Archaeological Field School, which is offered in collaboration with the Culver Archaeological Project.
According to a dominant strain of thought now current in British universities, knowledge is some kind of economic good that ought to be utilised within the prevailing socio-economic order. Knowledge is no longer an end in itself, but something that needs to be harnessed as a means of economic production.
Despite anything you may have heard to the contrary, academics remain very busy people during the summer months (in fact, you might have read a great article by Mary Beard to that effect a little while ago).
About six years ago, I was invited to write a book for the ‘Investigating Philosophy of Religion’ series, published by Routledge. This attracted my interest because Buddhism and philosophy of religion have fascinated me for over three decades. I have taught university modules about Buddhism for many years, and felt that I had plenty to write!