School of English Lecturer Publishes New Book
Dr Serena Trowbridge of the School of English had her new book published last week. Christina Rossetti’s Gothic is based on Serena’s PhD research and examines the poetry of Christina Rossetti and its gothic forms.
Serena explains more about the book on her Culture and Anarchy blog.
New Online Resource Created for Literary Theory
Serena has also launched The Virtual Theorist, a new resource to assist students that are studying literary theory. It offers ideas and examples of literary theory to help students to apply it to their own criticism. The website is peer reviewed and includes contributions from academics from institutions around the UK.
PhD Viva Notes
Early career researchers may find these viva notes useful, kindly shared by our former Criminology researcher Laura Caulfield on Twitter.
Last week I came across this – Understanding How Academics Work: a Summer Crash Course. Here are some excerpts:
Academics (or wizards) do not work regular hours – actually they don’t know when the working day starts or finishes.
Wizards don’t like sitting at desks and have forgotten about landlines. As you’ll have gathered they are happiest working anywhere else apart from in the office, especially if it involves going to a conference and using mobile devices.
Do you agree?
Can you think of any more?
BCU Researchers – don’t forget to share your stories to include in this blog either by tweeting @myBCUresearch or commenting below.