Monthly Archives: January 2017

Hearts, Minds, and Children’s Lit

This week a study was published on the emergence of gender stereotypes in early childhood and on how these stereotypes have a quick affect upon children’s interests.

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Brexit and the Cultural Memory of the Second World War

In the first half of 2016, prior to the EU referendum, I read British Cultural Memory and the Second World War. Post-referendum, I am continually reminded of this book, for it seems that virtually every time a public figure talks of Brexit they talk also of WWII.

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Vonnegut, Piercy, and Resistance

This week I read Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five.

 The plot is outlined in the first few pages of the book so I don’t think spoilers are an issue. However there will be some minor spoilers for Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time.

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An update re: updates

I’ve decided to write a short blog, every week, for a year.

I set up this blog in 2011. I made six posts (four of them good) and abandoned writing just under a year later. I am going to try again, this time with less ambition but more commitment.

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