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Outer life and inner life at odds

Stapleton Park, Leeds, November [4] Afternoon by John Atkinson Grimshaw (Leeds, 1880s)

I can’t even get close to what they call faith, though I quite see Pascal had a point; and so did Wittgenstein (though quite wrong globally) when he said: ‘Go on, believe!

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For the Week of November 22, 2015: Thanksgiving: A Time of Remembrance

The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what, we must eat to live.

The gifts of earth are brought and prepared, set on the table. 1,175 more words

Expressive Writing

An archive of loss: the afterlife of a blog post (Week 3, Day 5)

When my father knew he was dying he began to write his memoirs. Unsurprisingly for a psychiatrist he gives his account in the form of an extended life-history. 602 more words

November 2015

The Raisin

The Raisin gathers sweat from my fingertips

They are greasy now.

The dead relative of the grapes in my ruck sack;

excreting final fluids onto my confused hand. 125 more words


Small theory: the afterlife of a blog post (Week 3, Day 2)

Life-writing is a form of theorizing for the minority writer. It isn’t accidental that texts like Sara Suleri’s Meatless Days, CLR James’ Beyond a Boundary… 833 more words

November 2015

CFP: Social Media: Connected Cultures (12/4/2015; 5/8-10/2016)

The Social Media Project: 1st Global Conference


Sunday 8th May – Tuesday 10th May 2016
Prague, Czech Republic


This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project seeks to start a dialogue about the global impact, development, role and functions of social media in the life of individuals, groups and nations. 1,373 more words


CFP: The Oak and The Acorns: Recovering the Hidden Carlyle (1/5/2016; 7/6-8/2016)

Call for Papers

The Oak and The Acorns: Recovering the Hidden Carlyle

July 6-8, 2016

To be held at

The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) 505 more words