Stuck-in-a-Book’s Weekend Miscellany

I’m off for part of the weekend – to visit Jane Austen’s house, no less – and so still haven’t caught up with answering comments yet. I will soon! But I shan’t leave you empty-handed; here are a few bits and pieces to tide you over.

1.) I wrote about A.A. Milne for the OxfordWords blog, which I’ve been intending to do ever since I started working at OUP.

2.) Margaret Kennedy Reading Week was good fun, and I’ve bought a copy of her book The Outlaws on Parnassus: on the art of the novel as a result of it. Enjoy a full round-up over at Jane/Fleur’s.

3.) It’s actually been ages since I submitted my DPhil thesis (last October) was vivaed (in January) and had my corrections approved (May) – but I still haven’t had my graduation (November). I have, though, finally got my thesis bound. One copy has been submitted to the Bodleian; another is here:

14 thoughts on “Stuck-in-a-Book’s Weekend Miscellany

    • October 19, 2014 at 10:43 pm
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      The title is 'Dark, mysterious, and undocumented': the middlebrow fantasy and the fantastic middlebrow – it's about fantastic novels and the middlebrow between the world wars.

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    • October 19, 2014 at 10:43 pm
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      I could have written so much more! I had to reel myself in…

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    • October 19, 2014 at 10:43 pm
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      Ha! True. Although I refused to engage in anything at all about PhDs in social media whilst I was doing mine, as it was too scary.

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  • October 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm
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    We noticed your DPhil listed in the latest edition of the Magdalen College Record, so once again, many congratulations, Simon!

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  • October 19, 2014 at 1:42 pm
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    It's a thing of beauty. Congratulations.

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  • October 20, 2014 at 6:12 pm
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    That's so exciting!! What a beautiful sight :) When you say "Austen's house," I'm assuming Chawton? Can't wait to hear how your visit goes!

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  • October 21, 2014 at 1:11 am
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    How wonderful, Simon. Congratulations.

    Elaine (Liz1564)

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