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About meI'm currently working on a dissertation — to be submitted in June 2021 — comparing the treatment of the colonised 'other' in French and British children's literature of the interwar (i.e., WW1-WW2) period. I'm grounding this in an analysis of imperial and colonial ideologies and the collective mentalities prevalent at the time. The title is 'Empire and colonies in French and British children's literature in the interwar period (1919-1938): black people and the representation of the colonised "other"'. The research plan/roadmap is at

GroupsBBC Radio 3 Listeners, Bug Collectors, Feminist SF, Infinite Jesters, Librarians who LibraryThing, Science Fiction Fans

Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, W. H. Auden, Jane Austen, Iain Banks, Iain M. Banks, Greg Bear, Saul Bellow, John Berger, Jorge Luis Borges, Angela Carter, J. M. Coetzee, Theodore Dalrymple, Norman Davies, Robertson Davies, Cory Doctorow, Lawrence Durrell, Greg Egan, Michael Frayn, Neil Gaiman, Amitav Ghosh, William Gibson, A. A. Gill, Stephen Jay Gould, Ursula K. Le Guin, Seamus Heaney, Russell Hoban, Franz Kafka, Doris Lessing, Primo Levi, Alberto Manguel, Mark Mazower, Ian McDonald, Ian McEwan, China Miéville, Jan Morris, Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami, Vladimir Nabokov, Cees Nooteboom, George Orwell, Orhan Pamuk, Marge Piercy, Sadie Plant, Roy Porter, Philip Pullman, Jonathan Raban, Philip Roth, W. G. Sebald, Will Self, Richard Sennett, Robert Silverberg, Iain Sinclair, Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling, Vernor Vinge, Derek Walcott, David Foster Wallace, Marina Warner, Sarah Waters, Raymond Williams, Simon Winchester, William Butler Yeats, Theodore Zeldin (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBrüsel - Brussels, Dasa Books - Bangkok, De Slegte Antwerpen Wapper, Filigranes - Bruxelles, Forbidden Planet - London, Foyles (old Charing Cross branch), Ganesha Bookshop - Ubud, In 't Profijtelijk Boeksken (Westerlo), Pages Books & Magazines - Toronto, Sterling Books, The Dover Bookshop - London

Favorite librariesBodleian Library, The London Library

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Real nameSteve Rogers

LocationBrussels (home) + Oxford (MSt Historical Studies 2020-21)

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Member sinceJan 27, 2007

Currently readingEmpire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First by Frank Trentmann
Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
The Warm South: How the Mediterranean Shaped the British Imagination by Robert Holland
Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco by Gary Kamiya
The pursuit of power: Europe, 1815-1914 by Richard J. Evans
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