A funny thing happened on the way to the forum, or should that read Blackwells, last week! I didn’t want to venture very far.  My lunch buddy had cancelled, the drizzle had started and I needed to buy a sandwich …

I only went into Blackwells to browse through their world music collection Read more »

Just opposite the Art Shop in the Eldon Building, you will see a set of 3 cabinets displaying a collection of Artists’ Books – books made or conceived by an artist. The books on display which have been made by …

Artists’ Books displayed in Eldon Building Read more »

This week I’ve chosen to look at, The storytelling animal: How stories make us human by Jonathan Gottschall.  I was interested to read about the forthcoming Ink: well project and thought I would like to learn more about the psychology …

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Channel 4 and British film culture It’s always satisfying to review a title produced by ‘one of our own’  so here’s a a collection of academic journal articles printed in book form and co-edited by Justin Smith.  Those of you …

Creative Arts Book of the Week 28/09/15 Read more »

This week’s book, Magazine Movements is by Dr. Laurel Forster, from UoP’s School of Media and Performing Arts.  It extends the current research on women’s magazines into broadcast programmes as well as print media, defining magazines as ‘any media genre of …

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More books!  Our students demand it.  So do their lecturers for that matter. All the orders from academics and the Faculty Librarians are fed into a big computer in P&M that talks to another computer owned by a big book supplier “across …

Pablo in P&M – We must have more (books)! Read more »