Being a dyslexic academic

When I was an undergraduate there was a sign in the disability office at my university which proclaimed ‘Disability= Ability’. I hated it. For me, being dyslexic was not an ability but a frustration and something that set me apart from my peers. To a certain extent I still feel that way, a feeling not… Continue reading Being a dyslexic academic


Historical Fiction and The Romance of the Past

I’ve just given my ‘Historical Fiction’ lecture. I’ve really enjoyed delving into this topic. There were pedagogical reasons as to why I added this lecture this year. We lost reading week and I needed to find an additional topic. At the same time, History and English students take this module and it seemed an interesting… Continue reading Historical Fiction and The Romance of the Past