Berlin archives everything I travelled from the German Literary Archive in Marbach to the archives of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin two weeks ago, making it an August buried in carbon copies, contracts with amendments scrawled on them, occasionally … Continue reading
Sebald’s Bachelors arrived today.
Valentines Day, 2013: what better date for a joyful and emotional conference to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s Tendencies? I was privileged and not a little surprised to be invited to participate, commenting on Sedgwick’s essay ‘Nationalisms and Sexualities … Continue reading
So here’s the official announcement: my monograph on queer masculinities in Sebald (the monograph formerly known as A Madness Most Discreet) will be published later this year by Legenda as Sebald’s Bachelors: Queer Resistance and the Unconforming Life, as no. 2 in … Continue reading
Last week, as I walked along the banks of the River Irwell, on a still dank January afternoon, the sound of a digger echoed across the water. I realised that the last industrial chimney in central Salford had just vanished … Continue reading