Monthly Archives: April 2011

Cushioned by oppression

Years and years ago I wrote a grumpy, O-tempora-o-mores-type post about various things, in which I mentioned a letter to the Guardian by Tim Lott in which he said that the Scottish working class was ‘cushioned by oppression’, but I … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Nazis

So I’m giving a paper on Rowling’s use of Nazi/Holocaust imagery at the ‘Concentrationary Imaginaries’ conference in Leeds in a couple of weeks, and I have to write it today. I have been kind of terrified about it, partly because, … Continue reading

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