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A blog for my academic ideas, more or less.

Michael Moorcock, Alan Moore, Iain Sinclair

So Michael Moorcock, Alan Moore and Iain Sinclair had a chat last night.

Photo by a href=I was there.

Here are some things I wrote down while I was there.

I am instituting more-or-less arbitrary breaks, signalled by ===, to make this more readable.

There is also some stuff in (parentheses) that is extraneous, added at the time or now.

(This is not a complete transcription.)

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Filed under: miscellaneous

Copy-Editing Fetish

I copy-edited a friend’s article to get it down by a couple of hundred words.

Here are the traces of my work.

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Filed under: reading


I keep telling people that I will loan them my Ellen Kennedy book.
I think I’ve said it to three people so far.
Maybe more.
But I don’t want to give it to them.
I do.
It is good, I think they will like it and that would make me happy.
I don’t want to not have it in my room.
I don’t know what to do.

Filed under: mcsweeneys

Sandwich Sunday, III

Some themes this week from things I’ve read:

– David Foster Wallace

– reading

– sex

– reading about sex

– writing about sex

– writing

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Filed under: reading

Books I Plan To Read In The Next Six Days

Going to Scotland to visit Dad/stepmum in Edinburgh; Mum/stepdad in Glasgow.

Not taking the internet.


Filed under: reading

About Me:

My name is Kevin O'Neill and I am in the fifth year of a part-time PhD in the English Department of Goldsmiths, London, UK. I used to teach undergrad classes there (now: not, because there are other PhD students who need teaching experience). I work (most of the time) in the Oxfam shop in Dalston because few people get paid to do humanities PhDs.

My research centres around the literary journal McSweeney's. My interest is developing into what McSweeney's tells us about two separate (but I guess related) fields: 1) literary institutions 2) American cultural production, more broadly. This blog was initially about my PhD but is now a more general thinking space.

See right for my flickr/twitter/delicious feeds, then below for other versions of me.

Email is looceefir on gmail.


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