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Seminar: ‘I drag my wings as the clock speeds up and the moon rises’

Seminar: ‘I drag my wings as the clock speeds up and the moon rises’

Wed 2nd February 2022, 13:00-14.00
Room 3.39 Armstrong Building

Creative Practice Research Forum

Speaker: Dr Jake Morris-Campbell, Poet and Lecturer, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Writing is a vestibule state; a way of moving between stations. I am currently attempting to write a hybrid lyrical memoir but, as Barry MacSweeney said, ‘the clock speeds up’. Probing themes of custodianship, culture and anxious fatherhood – and set against the totemic vestiges of the Durham Coalfield – my book is an attempt to write around mythologisation, linking lives across time and space. In this session, I will present sketches that show my workings-out as the complex equation of creative non-fiction unfolds. Presenting drafts of these prose vignettes, I aim to foreground the contingencies from which the writing has emerged: exploring the slips and tangles of filtering the world through the self and the self through the world. 


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Next Presentations:

Wednesday 23rd February 2022: Alex Blanchard, Postgraduate Researcher, School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

Wednesday 4th March 2022: Heather Ross, Artist and PGR, School of Arts and Cultures

Wednesday 4th May 2022: Catriona Macdonald, Musician and Senior Lecturer, School of Arts and Cultures

Wednesday 1st June 2022: Usue Ruiz Arana, Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, and Charlotte Veal, Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences