Thursday, 29 September 2011

Pictures of books

I'm taking some pictures for the English department's website - these are some preliminary shots (whole set here). Your suggestions for future shoots gratefully received.

Today's book delivery was Stephen Greenblatt's new account of the start of the Renaissance, The Swerve, and a second-hand copy of Gibson's Pattern Recognition. He certainly made a better guess at the near future than Timecop, which I blankly sat through the other evening.


ed said...

Another facetious Youtube link:

Nice shots though Vole. Do you have The Norton Anthology of English Lit to hand? May as well scare prospective students with something intimidating. Or maybe fling a copy of Duncan Wu's Romanticism anthology into a bed of daffodils?

Sue's Blog said...

Why not photograph each of the English department’s lecturers holding a copy of their favourite book.

Photos of books on the reading lists would be helpful too – then people could see what treats await them (or not as the case may be).

The Plashing Vole said...

Excellent ideas. I did plan some more ambitious shots along these lines, but time was short. Perhaps I'll make it an ongoing project.

The Plashing Vole said...

Thanks for the clip. I didn't find it at all erotic. She looks genuinely unwell. All I wanted to 'give her' was a mug of Bovril.

Ewarwoowar said...

Can't help thinking that one of those pictures was for the benefit of myself. Very much appreciated Voley.

Anonymous said...

for someone who complains about the Mail and Torygraph using photos of fruity girls at any opportunity, is this post a case of pot and kettle?

The Plashing Vole said...

There's some justice in your charge. Though in my defence:
1. This was a commission, so I didn't have full editorial control.
2. The proportion of female to male English Lit students is around 85:15.
3. There are some shots of men!

But yes, guilty as charged.