Category Archives: Writing

The Archaeology of Foucault update 8: a nearly complete draft of the chapter on art, and progress with literature and linguistics

One excellent piece of advice I picked up sometime in June was that while it might make sense to think of the autumn term as the beginning of the academic year, for research it makes sense to think of the … Continue reading

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Minor revisions – new podcast from editors of Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space

Minor revisions – new podcast from editors of Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space introduction from Eugene McCann here; Episode 1: Luiza Bialasiewicz & Sabrina Stallone, ‘Focalizing new-Fascism’ here Minor Revisions is a podcast that demystifies the process of writing for … Continue reading

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Dave Beer, The writing moment: Three difficulties with writing in this time of upheaval

Dave Beer, The writing moment: Three difficulties with writing in this time of upheaval Waiting on… The lockdown seems to have brought a weird mixture of lethargy and restlessness. I’m very fortunate to be busy with my university work, but … Continue reading

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How We Read: Tales, Fury, Nothing, Sound, edited by Suzanne Conklin Akbari and Kaitlin Heller- Punctum, summer 2019

How We Read: Tales, Fury, Nothing, Sound, edited by Suzanne Conklin Akbari and Kaitlin Heller- Punctum, summer 2019 – the follow-up to How We Write: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blank Page What do we do when we read? Reading … Continue reading

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Jo van Every – About the Short Guides Series on writing and publishing

Jo van Every, About the Short Guides Series – an introduction to her series of books about academic writing and publishing. The third volume is due out soon. As I was finalising the third volume in this series of books, my … Continue reading

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Cuadernos de Teoría Social open access special issue on ‘Teoría social en el archivo’, edited by Rodrigo Cordero and Francisco Salinas

Cuadernos de Teoría Social has a special issue on ‘Teoría social en el archivo’, edited by Rodrigo Cordero and Francisco Salinas. As well as an introduction by the editors, it includes pieces by Edith Hanke, me, Oriana Bernasconi and Maxigas. There … Continue reading

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Things to do and check when putting together a book or thesis manuscript

This is my list of things I do when pulling together a long manuscript like a book, often from separate files. I tend to delay pulling the separate chapters into a single file or two until quite late, as editing … Continue reading

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Jo van Every, Finding Time for your Scholarly Writing – new short guide

I’ve mentioned Jo van Every’s work before in relation to writing and time-management. She has a new guide out – Finding Time for your Scholarly Writing. Jo kindly sent me an advance e-copy. I already try to write every day, … Continue reading

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LSE Impact Blog – “Six academic writing habits that will boost productivity” (plus other links)

LSE Impact Blog – “Six academic writing habits that will boost productivity” I’m not sure by the notion of ‘productivity’, but there is some good advice here. Here are the headlines: They “time-block” their writing in advance They set themselves … Continue reading

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Advice from Writing Manuals by famous authors

A roundup of advice from Writing Manuals by famous authors. Mainly fiction, but I think academic writing can learn a lot from the process. There are countless books that purport to teach you how to write. Many of them are … Continue reading

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