Jump to page content
The Pequod
Dr Alistair Brown | Associate lecturer in English Literature; researching video games and literature

Recent Posts

Twitter @alibrown18

New Essay

Through exploring the psychopathology of Capgras syndrome, in which a patient mistakes a loved one for an imposter, The Echo Maker offers a sustained meditation on the ways in which we project our own problems onto other people. As a reflection on the mysteries of consciousness, the novel offers some interesting if not especially new insights into the fuzzy boundaries between scientific and literary interpretations of the mind. Read more

Normal Service Will Be Resumed Shortly

Monday, February 21, 2011

I'm aware that I haven't posted anything on this blog since Christmas. Indeed, I haven't even sent so much as a tweet. The trouble is the proverb tattoed onto the foreheads of all academics: I've just been too busy.

Shortly after Christmas, I got appointed to teach on a second Open University course. This is a largescale introduction to the arts course, covering everything from literature to music to the history of art to religion. As such, I've been doing much mugging up, and lots of preparation to get my teaching off the ground. This has been fun (and obviously it's another toe in the academic door that is oh-so-slowly creaking open before me) but also a lot of additional and unexpected work.

I've also had to get on with writing an annual report for a major research institute, as well as dealing with a whole pile of marking that I managed to put off over the Christmas holidays.

Things are, though, starting to clear slightly, and so normal service should be resumed quite shortly. Indeed, I feel the urgent need to reawaken those dormant neurons that I use for writing, and with no chance to get any academic projects underway during term time, I want to push out a number of quicker and easier blog posts that have been lurking in the back of my mind over the last month or so.


Posted by Alistair at 2:04 pm


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

The content of this website is Copyright © 2009 using a Creative Commons Licence. One term of this copyright policy is that Plagiarism is theft. If using information from this website in your own work, please ensure that you use the correct citation.

Valid XHTML 1.0. Level A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. | Labelled with ICRA.