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: Friday morning at the Surgery

Friday morning image

A short Flash "poem" about surgery work. The accompanying music was developed using Andre Michelle's lovely Tonematrix ( ).

- Edward Picot - personal website - The Hyperliterature Exchange

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...]

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...]

blog: Working Through Psychoanalysis: Freud’s Legacy in Art, Cinema, Literature and Popular Culture

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

Guest speakers
DM Thomas,author of The White Hotel
Professor David Lomas, University of Manchester

Call for Papers [read more...]

event: London Digital Humanities Group: Textual, Cartographical & Digital Space: The Literary GIS, Ian Gregory and David Cooper

23/03/2010 17:00

The second meeting of the London Digital Humanities Group will take place in the Lock-keepers Cottage, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary, University of London on Tuesday 23 March at 5pm. Ian Gregory and David Cooper (Lancaster University) will talk about:

‘Textual, Cartographical & Digital Space: The Literary GIS’


Mile End Road
London E1 4NS
United Kingdom

blog: Not-so-silly Millie: An appreciation of Millie Niss

Newly co-published by Furtherfield and The Hyperliterature Exchange: an appreciation of Millie Niss, the writer and new media artist, who died in November of last year. [read more...]

blog: Stanford launches virtual 'salon' for humanities scholars

Taking a cue from the social media trend, "Arcade" is a new website designed to serve as a social and scholarly community for those with an interest in humanities research. The interactive and multimedia site is sponsored by Stanford's Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (DLCL), but is open for use by visitors from around the globe.

The site abounds with interactive elements including blogs by 25 different contributors, virtual seminars and online forums, making Arcade the first widely accessible and interactive platform for intellectual networking in the humanities. [read more...]

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