Author Archives: richarddouglas

Girl in a Glass House

Another essay completed, thankfully out of the way for Christmas, and then I have to start planning a dissertation, for which I have no ideas at all.  I do, on the other hand, now know a bit more about propaganda … Continue reading

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Power in Photography

Stranded at home by a minor infection and pervading tiredness, once again I haven’t made it to the Frieze Art shows, and I’m left with reading up for the next course seminar – still on Victorian portrait photography. John Tagg’s … Continue reading

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What’s Next

The research project is finally done and submitted; by the end I was, I now realise, quite sick of it, having perceived that it’s not really much good, not what was asked for, and has probably destroyed my chances of … Continue reading

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What is Actuality, Actually?

The research project is proving hard to control, and keeps going off in different directions.  The hardest thing will be to write a coherent account of it.  Just now I am considering the fact that the word ‘documentary’ appears to … Continue reading

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Velazquez’ Weavers

Clearly this blog is not living up to its name, as I seem to have left it unposted and unloved for almost five months, neither subjective nor disciplined.  I could argue that I have been so absorbed in my studies … Continue reading

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Hell Hath No Fury

My interest in Baroque music continues, there is so much to explore that I am constantly coming across new things I love.  This week I ventured into opera, with English National Opera’s current spectacular production of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Médée.  It … Continue reading

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Creating the Moment

My research project is (almost) officially under way, I’ve even got a title for it, Creating the Moment, which I’m rather proud of, and a brief summary of what it’s about, which I am due to discuss with the stand-in tutor … Continue reading

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