Monthly Archives: January 2012

‘Quite the most precious gift’

This is what Ruskin called a set of drawings by Burne-Jones, which Ruskin included in the resources he assembled for teaching at his Oxford Drawing School. This collection was incorporated into the Ashmolean in the twentieth century and you can … Continue reading

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William Morris Exhibition, London

Two Temple Place are currently hosting an exhibition on William Morris that I hope to catch before it closes. It’s called William Morris: Story, Memory, Myth and you can find an interesting description of it here. There are some lovely … Continue reading

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There is nothing new under the sun…

If you would like to follow up on some of the ideas we talked about last week, have a look at this article/blog The Death of Literature? As the author admits later on, he has had to push together many … Continue reading

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Serendipity

Delighted to find this blog last night: http://welshficwitch.tumblr.com/post/16028223498/why-the-medieval-era-is-my-fandom. As far as I know, I don’t know this person or have any connection to them, so it’s fascinating to find a writer expressing exactly what I’ve been suggesting; that the medieval … Continue reading

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Other times, other worlds

Since fantasy writing comes in many different shapes and sizes – novel, short story, poem – and is thus not defined by form, we need other ways of thinking about it. When it comes to thinking about the content, it … Continue reading

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Welcome back!

As the new year starts with the Fantasy and Fandom module, this blog is now active again. On here I’ll post thoughts, reminders, ideas, links, examples, questions and ponderings based on what we discuss in sessions and what we’re looking … Continue reading

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