Two new blogs: Nick Milne’s very promising new blog is called Wellington House, since his current research is on the writers recruited by that Buckingham Gate organisation to write pieces that could be used for propaganda purposes. The blog ranges wider than that, though. The Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship blog is run by Deb Fisher, who […]
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While the rest of Britain is righteously worried about quantities of horse found in beef products, this blog is more concerned about the amount of bull in War Horse.
Well, it’s been going for a couple of months, but it’s new to me. armsand themedicalman is a blog by Jessica Meyer (whose Men of War was welcomed enthusiastically in this blog a few years ago). The blog will be a by-product of Jessica’s current research, into the experiences and identities of men serving in […]
I’ve just been alerted by Bill Greenwell to his new blog, about the history of the New Statesman competitions (of which he has been the monarch for several decades). It’s very much a work in progress, and so far he hasn’t got much beyond some general thoughts and accounts of the earliest comps. It’ll be […]
The nice people at the Vulpes Libris blog are running a week of posts on the subject of parody. They kindly invited me to contribute, and I sent them a short piece about the parodies in that best of all trench journals, The Wipers Times. You can find it here.
This is just a note to welcome the Oxford World War One centenary website, which is building up a collection of resources (for teachers and librarians mostly, I think) about the War. Contributors include Dan Todman and Catriona Pennell, whose new book A Kingdom United: Popular Responses to the Outbreak of the First World War […]
Today this blog received its 300,000th hit. And there are plenty more posts to come…
A couple of correspondents recently have criticised me for taking Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful seriously. ‘It’s just a children’s book,’ they argue. ‘So you can’t expect literary sophistication or historical accuracy.’ Others have taken a similar line about Carol Ann Duffy’s Christmas Truce poem, whose target market is also apparently children (though there was no […]
Occasionally, a morbidly-minded blogger like me thinks – so if I were to be run over by a bus tomorrow, what would happen to the blog? I suppose that the good people at WordPress (and they are very good people indeed) would keep it online for a while – but interest would fade eventually. Then, […]
Bloggers mostly meet each other online, but ocasionally they make contact in person. At the excellent Popular Imagination and The Dawn of Modernism Conference at London University’s Institute of English Studies this week, there was a session in which four literary bloggers talked about their sites to a select audience. Tanya Izzard’s blog has the […]