Jude saluted the physician with dignity.
'Well, my boy?' said the latter abstractedly.
'I've come,' said Jude.
'You? Who are you?'
Jude the Obscure (Thomas Hardy, 1895)




For those readers interested in my professional and academic qualifications:
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Since the first year of my undergraduate degree, much of my time has been filled by either editing work or academic work. I completed my BA (Hons) in History of Art (2:1) at the University of East Anglia in 2004, stayed for an MA in Film Studies (Distinction) and a PhD in Film Studies, and published a book soon after (The Cinema of Hal Hartley, Bloomsbury, 2013). Over the years I have also worked on several occasions as an academic research assistant; served as editor of the film section of Concrete, UEA's distinguished student newspaper; edited (and occasionally written the reviews for) the programme notes of Cinema City, the art-house cinema in Norwich; and edited a wide variety of documents for postgraduate students, doctors and professors. I hold a qualification in copy-editing from the London-based Publishing Training Centre, formed in 1979 to provide training to editors and other publishing professionals, and I am a full member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

And for those (no doubt fewer) readers interested in the things that occupy my hours and thoughts in my free time:

I like cats, and I miss several whom I have outlived or moved away from; I make things from wood when I get the chance; I like to think about animal philosophy (see The Cinematic Animal, my blog on animals in film); and I sometimes make plans to coordinate one more 'performance' of Zaireeka, the four-disc album by the Flaming Lips that is intended to be played using four synchronised CD players and that captures a lot of what is exciting about music and life in general.