Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Sillitoe Trail

In Mapping ‘The Sillitoe Trail’, David Trotter reflects on The Sillitoe Trail, an app which provides a literary journey round Sillitoe’s Nottingham.

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Rust-Belt Gothic

In his fourth Literary Platform essay exploring the technology in storytelling, David Trotter explains how a familiar modern trope highlights the way tech brings meaning to our narratives – through its absence.

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Landscapes of Power

With its solid airiness, its engineered abstraction, and above all its incarnation of electrical insubstantiality within industrial substance, [the pylon] appealed to artists who … found themselves pulled between competing aesthetic theories: the representational and the abstract, the romantically organic … Continue reading

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