Autoethnography and the Power of Stories

  “Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences” Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath lived a short life decorated with vibrant but dark emotions, before she succeeded in her second attempt at suicide. Her later pieces, written from a freezing cold flat in London, often between 1am and 4am whilst her young children […]

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The Antagonist was a Good Man

“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep” These two lines were extracted from a favourite poem of mine, The Breeze at Dawn, written by Mewlana Rumi. They’ve been speaking to me as I have drafted this post over the past several days. I read an incredibly moving blog […]

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Alternative & Experimental Cinema

Experimental, or ‘avante-garde’ cinema, is a model of film-making which steps outside archetypal cinematic conventions. It creatively explores non-linear formats of narrative. It began in the 1920’s, almost a century ago.

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Eternity

Young, brainless Carrie, bored with all her riches and the dull men in her privileged hometown, sort of mail-order-brides herself to a faraway farmer looking for a woman to mother his small children and house-keep.

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Claire’s Meaning of Life: ∞.0

I’ve compiled some new rules for myself. I mean rules in the way of values, almost in a religious sense. In the same way a Christian might coordinate their life via the Ten Commandments or a Buddhist might adhere to the Five Moral Precepts. I’ve named it The Meaning of Life: ∞.0

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My Mid-Session Crisis

It’s halfway through the Autumn session at the uni and I am LITERALLY a walking zombie; I have not slept I have lost all of my (albeit limited) human compassion Procrastination is my Jesus (hence why you’re reading this a week after the mid-session break) I am SO hungry I have had a cold for like a month […]

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