lf-promotion indeed, but this year has been anything but easy, so I’m allowing myself to be indulgent. Especially because some of the projects that have finally seen the light of day this year have been years in the making. Seeing them come to life in the middle of a global pandemic has given me hope and a renewed sense of optimism.
As we speak, I’m listening to the wonderful work of Riz Ortolani, an Italian composer who sadly died this year.… Read more Why Am I Listening to This: On Cannibals, Gore, and Stunning Music
I’ve just sent a large chunk of writing to my supervisors (drafts of two chapters, to be precise) and feel… Read more On The Practicalities of Writing
I always like literary detective work. Even though it usually deals with tiny pieces of information it can be extremely… Read more Chasing Patrick Bateman: On the Importance of Details
Almost everyone, in my experience, has a list of things they would like to learn. Be it figure skating, trout… Read more What Would You Like to Learn?
I’ve just started writing my first analytical chapter on Poppy Z. Brite’s novel Lost Souls. After a lot of theoretical… Read more Nitty Gritty: On the Joys of Detail
I have been very busy lately, which is why I haven’t written much. It’s not that I don’t have the… Read more A Short Update
Yesterday the fifth Public Intellectual event took place. As always, it was a real joy to spend a day in… Read more Another Great Day at the Office
I’ve just returned from the BAAS postgraduate conference at the University of Nottingham. While I didn’t give a paper, I… Read more On Panels, Conferences and Plans
The past few weeks have been frantic. I have worked hard to meet the deadline for the submission of my… Read more Short research update