Author Archives: Wit

About Wit

I'm currently busy wearing holes in my shoes, trying to live on the edge of employment. I was raised on brown bread in the flatlands, but now I live in the cradle of the North West.

Utopia and Its Discontents

Originally posted on Pedagogy & the Inhumanities:
Ahead of my presentation on ‘The Catastrophic Function in Contemporary Culture’ at the ‘Fragments of Time’ conference on 16th October, here’s my article on contemporary utopianism, which forms the backdrop to the ideas…

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Fragments of Time: Keynotes & Poster

We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the conference will be Dr. Victoria Browne (School of Advanced Study, University of London) and Dr. Matthew Charles (University of Westminster). Formulating Feminist Time: Progress Narratives, Futural Displacements, and Temporalities of … Continue reading

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Wormholes through History

Originally posted on Vertigo:
I recently reread (and wrote about) Ishmael Reed’s 1972 novel Mumbo Jumbo.  I probably first read it in the 1970s and I don’t recall being unduly surprised by finding a horde of strange images included within…

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Disquieting timescapes in a provincial setting: the poetry of Norman Nicholson

by Alan Beattie, Lancaster, 29 July 2013 Norman Nicholson, ‘Man of Millom’ as he’s described on the blue plaque on the front of his small terrace house, was born and died in the same house, having ‘stayed put’ there all … Continue reading

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Call for Papers?

For the interest of readers, below is an earlier version of the Conference’s CFP. (To avoid confusion, here is a link to the current CFP.) Any thoughts? – Chris Witter

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