Guest Post: On Listening Critically, Part 3: Listen to the Band

October 22, 2009

Today and tomorrow I hand over the post to Dr. Rose Bexar and the 3rd and 4th parts of her series “On Listening Critically.” Parts 1 “Part 1: Taking Stock of a New Fandom” and 2 “Part 2: Animals are for Eating, and Other Timeless Truths” can be found here and here respectively. You can […]

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700 is the magic number; or the road ahead…

October 20, 2009

700. It is the sum of four consecutive primes (167 + 173 + 179 + 181). But 700 sources. That’s the number, roughly, I need to compile by March for the GRO. This is the procedure by which I, hopefully, will miraculously turn into one possessing the “all-but-for-dissertation” distinction. 700. It actually seems more doable […]

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Creating Intellectual community in the blogosphere

August 18, 2009

I am a scholar blogger – what does that mean? L.L Barkat recently included this quote in a comment on a post of hers at “Ceremonies will use gesture and movement: processions, recessions, comings and goings, dance, hugs, kisses, handshakes, joined hands, clapping, plantings, harvestings, offertories, receivings, denials, blessings, burials, tears, laughter.” (Gertrud Nelson) […]

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E. Nesbit: An Unconventional Woman

August 5, 2009

Interested in a young age in literature, with a great interest in William Morris, 19-year-old Nesbit met bank clerk Hubert Bland in 1877. Seven months pregnant, she married Bland on 22 April 1880; Even then the couple did not immediately live together, Bland preferring to remain in the comfort of his mother’s home, leaving Nesbit […]

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E. Nesbit: An Unconventional Childhood

July 28, 2009

Called Daisy by her family, Nesbit was born on August 12, 1858 at Kennington, Surrey (now part of greater London). The youngest of five children, she considered her early years, when her father was still alive, idyllic. Father died unexpectedly when she was 4 years of age. Her grandfather Anthony Nesbit founded the agricultural college […]

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The development of W.B. Yeats: "Early Poems" and a response to Louis MacNeice

July 27, 2009

Louis MacNeice argues that a study of W.B Yeats’s development is a study in his self-rejuvenation. He argues that Yeats was influenced by Walter Pater in doctrine and practice, though he diverged from this as he matured as a poet. He observes that Yeats revised his poetry often in his later career, trying to endow […]

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E.Nesbit: An Unconventional Victorian Woman

July 24, 2009

Basic Facts Edith Nesbit was born on 15 August 1848. In her childhood she was always called Daisy. Father died unexpectedly when she was 4 years of age. Tumultuous childhood – numerous schools in England, France, and Germany. Sister Mary very ill with tuberculosis (d. when EN was 16). Married Hubert Bland in 1880 when […]

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Writing, Writing, Writing; or, Thinking and Reading about Writing

July 17, 2009

I’ve been thinking about how writing as a blogger has stretched me, or should I say is stretching me- It is a stretch. I am a writer, but I am an academic (and that’s a whole different register….) so i am learning what it means to (endeavour to) write in the way that Aristotle suggests […]

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Something to look forward to: Upcoming Guest Posts

March 4, 2009

Welcome to Goannatree. Welcome especially to those who’ve made their way here by virtue of a search through google or in response to my reviews of Christian Colleges Top 100 theology blogs. I’ve been taking notice of how people end up at Goannatree and in concert with a few friends there will hopefully be even […]

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Bigger than Ben Hur: some final comments on the Top 100 Theology Blogs Review Series

March 1, 2009

Reviewing’s Top 100 Theology Blogs list has ended up being a mammoth exercise. A huge exercise, and took way more time than i was really prepared for. In saying that, it was a valuable exercise – I visited lots of new blogs and discovered some gems. However, I need to say this. I don’t […]

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