blog: London Churches, Part 5

"A tall thin old man comes backwards slowly and carefully through the glass door, carrying a metal stepladder in one hand, and in the other a small pot of paint and a small brush. With an air of methodical tidiness, he leans the stepladder against the front of a left-hand stall, stands the pot of paint next to it, places the small brush sideways across the exact centre of the top of the pot."

The fifth part of a hyperfiction based on visits to churches in the City of London. Part 5 takes in the following: [read more...]

blog: And, Chapters 41-52 (Conclusion)

"The elements of the dinner-parties which Mrs Lennox gave, were beauty, men, and pedantic conversation. They talked in a sensuous way outside, lashed themselves when they were alone, and squandered their capabilities in the drawing-room." [read more...]

blog: And, Chapters 33-40

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"Gathering, gathering along the narrow street, came a hollow solemn blast. From each side of the door there were constant droppings. Higgins crept up carefully upon the stones, his glassy eyes, one half-open, staring upwards to the sky. Owing to the position in which he had been lying, the fore part of his head was bald." [read more...]

blog: London Churches, Part 4

"The Bank of England. I've never actually seen it before. Monolithic building, like a ziggurat. Staring blank walls, fortress-like. Two grey-haired bearded men in black overcoats, polished black shoes, pacing the pavement, side by side, both smoking cigars, deep in conversation. Incredible: like something out of the 1920s. Grey-haired men with cigars, controlling the economy."

The fourth part of a hyperfiction based on visits to churches in the City of London. Part 4 takes in the following:

St Stephen Walbrook [read more...]

event: Working Through Psychoanalysis 15-17 April 2011

15/04/2011 18:00
17/04/2011 14:00

An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Leeds, April 15–17, 2011

All welcome

The conference is free of charge but advance registration is required.
For registration and a conference schedule, please contact by April 13th

If you wish to attend the DM Thomas event but not the larger conference, please
specify in your email.

Inaugural event: D.M. Thomas, author of The White Hotel and Eating Pavlova [read more...]

blog: And, Chapters 25-32

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"They heard Dixon's foot. A stern thought compressed her brows, and set her teeth. It was Dixon's measured tread. They heard her walk."

Continuing the abridged version of Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South - abridged on the principle of leaving out all the important bits. The sinister Dixon may or may not be dead. The long-awaited Frederick arrives at last, only to be no more spoken of. Margaret fancies porters.

- Edward Picot - personal website [read more...]

biblio: The dank cellar of electronic texts

Shillingsburg, P., "The dank cellar of electronic texts", Literary and Linguistic Computing, vol. 24, issue 1: Oxford Journals, pp. 19-25, 04/2009.

event: The Philosophy of Computer Games

13/08/2009 08:00
15/08/2009 16:00

We hereby invite scholars in any field who take a professional interest in the phenomenon of computer games to submit papers to the international conference "The Philosophy of Computer Games 2009", to [read more...]


Main Library Building, Georg Sverdrups hus University of Oslo

image: still from the animation for Reconstructing Mayakovsky

still from the animation for Reconstructing Mayakovsky

art: Pelin Kirca
art direction and story: Illya Szilak
music: Itir Saran

blog: Reconstructing Mayakovsky: a novel of the future

I invite you to explore the website for a new novel Reconstructing Mayakovsky.

in the future, the novel revisits the past to make
sense of the chaotic present. Inspired by Vladimir Mayakovsky, the
Russian Futurist poet who killed himself in 1930 at the age of
thirty-six, the novel imagines a world where uncertainty and tragedy [read more...]

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