Art, Literature

The Trouble with Diary: Reflections on Researching the Journal of Keith Vaughan for ‘Image of a Man’

Alex Belsey is the author of the recent Liverpool English Texts and Studies publication, Image of a Man, a comprehensive critical reading of the extraordinary journal written by post-war British painter Keith Vaughan. In this post, Alex Belsey looks back at researching Vaughan's journal and the many questions that arise when working with diaries, along with … Continue reading

Literature

Science Fiction and Psychology – In Conversation with Gavin Miller

Gavin Miller's Science Fiction and Psychology, a new addition to the Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies series, offers an in-depth exploration of science fiction literature’s varied use of psychological discourses. We discussed this study with the author. Could you tell us a bit about Science Fiction and Psychology and what drew you to focus … Continue reading

Literature

A Day in the Life of John Keats, Medical Student and Assistant Surgeon

Hrileena Ghosh is the author of the latest volume in the English Association Monographs series,  John Keats' Medical Notebook. Her study explores the poet's manuscript medical Notebook from his time at Guy’s Hospital (October 1815 – March 1816), recovering the intriguing and mutually enriching connections between Keats’ two careers of medicine and poetry. In this … Continue reading

Literature

Dread Trident – In Conversation with Curtis D. Carbonell

Curtis D. Carbonell's Dread Trident, the latest addition to the Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies series, focuses on tabletop role-playing games as vital mechanisms in the increasing creation of ‘realized worlds’ in modern culture. We discussed this study of role-playing gametexts with the author. Could you tell us a bit about Dread Trident and … Continue reading

Literature, Poetry

Border Blurs – In Conversation with Greg Thomas

Greg Thomas' Border Blurs, a recent addition to the Liverpool English Texts and Studies series, considers the relationship between English and Scottish poets and the international concrete poetry movement of the 1950s-1970s. We discussed this new publication with the author. Could you tell us a bit about Border Blurs and what drew you to focus your research … Continue reading