Pride of Place: Ivan Delazari

Pride of Place: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a place in Hong Kong. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Pet Sounds” series.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Lion Rock Peak, 495 metres high. I’ve been there twice, and I’m planning…

Pet Sounds: Ivan Delazari

Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] One Time Music is a time machine. Proust knew it. Even though there were no pop songs in…

Announcement: Ivan Delazari wins Best Graduate Student Essay competition held by the International Society for the Study of Narrative

Returning to Hong Kong after his June tour of two public lectures in St. Petersburg and international conference appearances in Helsinki and Amsterdam, Ivan Delazari submitted his essay, “Diegetic Music: Who Is Listening, and What Is Heard?”, to the Best Graduate Student Essay competition held by the International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN) as…

Headspace: Ivan Delazari and Holden Liang Qichao

Headspace: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department write about a place or space they go to write, read, study or create. [Read all entries.]  [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Click the image to enlarge. The Dungeon Headcase To the memory of William S. Burroughs Fresh eyes….

Ongoing Moments: Ivan Delazari

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] . Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg, Russia, either the Indian summer of 1999 or the spring of 2000: in front of the long colonnade of the Gostiny Dvor…

“LA MINOR” by Ivan Delazari

LA MINOR is a music band based in St. Petersburg, Russia. They don’t write their own songs, but skilfully arrange and play Russian “urban songs”/”chanson”/”blatnaia pesnia” embedded in the vernacular culture and most often associated with crime, prison and alcohol. Sometimes those are anonymous songs, at other times popular tunes from the last 100 years…