Monthly Archives: May 2012

Ulysses Illustration Workshop – selected artworks

As promised, here is a selection of illustrations from my ‘Ulysses Illustration Workshop’ with ARTISJUSTAWORD which took place at the Ashmolean’s Museum’s Education Studio on Saturday May 5th, using copies of Ulysses (1922) kindly donated by Oxford University Press…   … Continue reading

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Moving House

As well as this blog, you’ve hopefully seen some of the lectures we’ve recorded on the other sites we’ve been linking too. Well we’ve started a process of bringing this content together into one really big site – where there … Continue reading

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British Milton Seminar Blog

The British Milton Seminar has set up a blog where they will advertise for papers and discuss the proceedings of their meetings (which take place twice a year). Their next meeting will be 20 October 2012 in Birmingham, so it’s worth … Continue reading

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Elizabethan and Jacobean Theatres

Elizabethan and Jacobean London contained a myriad of playhouses, indoors and outdoors. What follows is a very brief outline of some of the most famous of those playhouses, arranged alphabetically. Click on a picture to see a larger version. Blackfriars Theatre … Continue reading

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Great Writers Inspire: Turning Classic Texts into Contemporary Fiction

This past month has seen the release of Silver, the new novel by the former poet laureate Andrew Motion. The story is a sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s children’s adventure classic Treasure Island. The surname of the infamous pirate captain, … Continue reading

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Jonathan Bate on Shakespeare in Objects: Preparing the Staging the World Exhibition

From 19 July to 25 November, the British Museum’s round reading room will provide an elaborate exhibition on William Shakespeare as part of the London 2012 festival. The Shakespeare: Staging the World  exhibition is curated by Jonathan Bate and Dora … Continue reading

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Ulysses Illustration Workshop – update

I just wanted to give you a quick update on my Ulysses Illustration Workshop with ARTISJUSTAWORD… We had a great turn out. And I was very happily surprised by the high levels of enthusiasm and attentiveness. After my 10-minute talk … Continue reading

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The iPad in the Library

For the past two weeks (still early days) I have been using an IPad to start work on research for a new book. A very superficial part of me thought that the mere fact of writing on something sexy would … Continue reading

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A ‘great’ collaborative project by Antonella Castelvedere

Amongst the excellent resources available in the Great Writers Inspire collections there’s a lecture by Professor Peter McDonald on J.M. Coetzee which inspires the audience by challenging the notion of great writers as ‘spotless icons serenely floating above the murky … Continue reading

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Charlotte Brontë: A Wish for Wings

Charlotte Brontë was born on April 21, 1816, the third daughter of Rev. Patrick and Maria Brontë, and was followed by Branwell (1817), Emily (1818), and Anne (1820).  In 1820, the family moved to Haworth in the west riding of … Continue reading

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