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A nicely "settling" C19

I’m routing back to New York after a pleasant gathering of C19: The Society of Nineteenth Century Americanists at Penn State. The conference theme, “Unsettling”, was duly noted in talks that articulated, among other things, the desire to unsettle liberalism and its racial & economic logics; the need to unsettle the canon of texts, genres, and periods to which many are still attached; and, with recurring topics of extinction, environmental catastrophe, and surveillance, just a sense of being unsettled. 259 more words

Georgian Liverpool

Liverpool’s ‘Georgian Quarter’ between the university and the cathedral is made up of streets of stately terraces, much like their London counterparts perhaps, but with picturesque corners and gaps, much bright red brickwork and white-painted cornices, and an air of faded grandeur, pleasingly shabby around the edges. 10 more words

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Liverpool Icons

A glorious spring evening in Liverpool perfect for seeing some of its architectural wonders again. 80 more words

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Cheltenham Fragments

A quick and random photo-walk in Cheltenham in good light and I came across some charming Georgian and Victorian terraces and villas, a little like Bath, a little like Clifton, but not exactly like either. 51 more words

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“Lyric Facts,” Pittsburgh Writers, and Richard Realf

I wrote in my bio recently that I am interested in Pittsburgh writers, but I am not sure that I am because I am not sure that it is a thing. 1,138 more words


A long weekend comes to a close....

Well you lucky people, here comes another post, hot on the heels of our last one!!

We had a long weekend here, and it was filled to the brim with work… 259 more words