Thursday, September 29, 2011

Literature and Music, 10-12 May 2012, Sibiu, Romania

This international conference about the interaction between music and literature is a collaboration between Roehampton University and Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania, and I'm on the organising committee. Please email me if you are interested in giving a paper or being involved in any other way. Full details are up here and here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Distributism and the City

There's a symposium on 'Chesterton and the Paradox of the City' at UCL tomorrow, Thursday 22nd November. I'll be giving a paper called 'Distributism and the City', all about how Chesterton's social and political thought can be applied to the problem of the modern city (if it can at all!). The full programme for the event is up here. It should be an interesting day.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fictions of the City Reviewed in Screen

Malini Guha has written a perceptive review of my book in Screen. She takes issue with a few aspects of the book, but overall decides that
In moving away from flânerie to contemplate its underside in relation to the often static nature of social class, Taunton shows us that dwelling spaces can sometimes tell a very different story of the city than can be found on its streets.
You can read the full text of the review here. I will respond to the criticisms raised by Guha and others in a separate post, when all the reviews are in.