Climate Crisis in Dystopian Durham: Review of O Man of Clay, by Eliza Mood

Set partly in a future Hartlepool, Eliza Mood’s novel O Man of Clay brings the realities of a global climate crisis back to the North East, a historical centre of the industrial revolution. Paul Cockburn reviews an inventive and well-constructed account of a multifaceted issue. This review was first published on Paul Cockburn's own blog.... Continue Reading →

New Podcast: The Geographic and Linguistic Identity of the American Midwest

Do you walk on a sidewalk or a pavement? Eat fries or chips? The differences between American and British English can seem trivial at times, but they point to a deeper debate around language and identity that has been fought in the literary sphere as well as in everyday life. What differentiates American writers from... Continue Reading →

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