One of those moments on the road to a PhD. I need 5,000 words for my next review. I finished a sentence, typed the full stop, and looked at the bottom of the screen to see that the document has exactly 5,000 words. Now these aren’t the same 5,000 words I need for the review, and I have to use many thousands more in the coming days. It was just a moment. A small celebration.Share This:
My professor Bryan Cheyette aside from being a literary scholar is a Dylanologist. In a personal sense, Dylan is a connection–when I first began to think about doing my doctorate, I spent several amazing times talking through ideas with Christopher Ricks, Dr. Cheyette names “Dylanologist-in-Chief.” After the topics that Dr. Ricks and I were discussing didn’t lead to an obvious PhD topic, I went home and came up with my current work, and now have the honour of working with the “Anglo-Jewish Literologist-in-Chief.” Read Dr. Cheyette’s essay on Dylan and his connection to Jewishness at the University of Reading, English at Reading blog.
I just enrolled in this to see what it was about. Source: How To Survive Your PhDShare This:
My paragraph on the We the Humanities website about my week 3/30 – 4/6 hosting the Twitter feed @wethehumanities
Welcome, @jcsolomons, who’ll be giving us a glimpse into his research on Anglo-Jewish theatre. Jeremy began his education in STEM and his career since then has taken in teaching, bookshop-managing and theatre. He’s known to 2/3 of the WtH team through the Readibg connection and we’re delighted that he’s submitted to our badgering and agreed to curate. Perhaps we can pester/encourage you to join in too? Find out more here.
My personal blog is called Crossing Borders. The title originated in secondary school biology class and it is a title that has grown ever closer to my life. I crossed to the Atlantic to live in Brookline, Massachusetts, 3,281 miles from where I grew up in North London. Brookline is one of the US towns with the most doctorates per capita, and to do my part I am working on my PhD closer to where I grew up at the University of Reading. My topic is Anglo-Jewish theatre, which draws together several of the interests I have collected having crossed national, language and cultural borders.
My first job was at an arts centre in Kentish Town working at a Jewish theatre festival, followed by a BSc in Botany atthe University of Durham, then traveling from one end of England and Wales to the other working as a stage manager, actor, and director in theatres large and small, and finally settling into community arts work in Gloucestershire. When I moved to Boston, I ended up teaching English–literature, writing and some drama–in colleges and universities, and eventually, I studied for my MA in English Literature at U Mass Boston where I became fascinated with literature and poetry in translation. That is where I thought my doctorate subject matter would come from, but in the end, I settled into my current topic, which feels like coming home.
I am excited to have the chance to curate @wethehumanities, and I hope we can talk about theatre, how we choose identities for ourselves, and how important the humanities are within and outside academia. I am sure we will also touch on: books, my last job was as a book store manager; music, including British punk, folk and jazz;and job hunting, my current, and hopefully temporary career.Share This:
I am working on a study of Anglo-Jewish drama and in the coming years, as I find some new material about my topic in particular or about Anglo(British)-Jewish Literature in general, I will post it on my website Anglo-Jewish Literature of the Twentieth Century or on the more informal site, J Lit from an Anglo Angle. There is also a Twitter feed and Facebook page. I am looking to interact with anyone with an interest in the field.Share This: