Monthly Archives: January 2013

Elephant stories

I have been watching the latest David Attenborough wildlife documentary on the BBC – Africa. Like many other viewers, it is the elephants that fascinate me most, and this week they got me thinking about how elephants are portrayed in … Continue reading

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New research project – The Story of Story

I have spent much of this week in Cardiff kick-starting a new research project with James Hegarty. The three-year project, funded by the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) is called ‘The Story of Story in Early South Asia’ and … Continue reading

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