This is the blog of Alastair Matthews, Germanist, medievalist, linguist, narratologist – also hillgoer and lover of decent food. That much, I guess, will never change.
The site itself originated as part of the impact/outreach portion of a Marie Curie Fellowship. That ended in August 2017, but even before then it had become something more than just an purely academic blog … the back country of Scotland figures a lot, as well as the occasional rant/reflection on life as an ECR. I post only sporadically here at the moment; perhaps that in itself is a reflection of the change that has taken place since I took the realities of trying to pursuing an academic career on their own terms and said: no more.Follow @timesresonant
Views expressed are my own; with that caveat, the costs of the WordPress premium plan for this website were paid by funding from the European Union. Both have now expired, but for the record here is the original acknowledgement – not just rhetorically, but as a trace of the kind that’s all to often erased.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 658110.