Website for Julian Walker, artist, writer, researcher, educator.

 

Words, things, interventions, collections, texts, places and reading 


 

    

 

Video-still from Gone Away, 2010. (Tally Ho)

Singing songs my grandfather sang in 1914, in the field in Belgium where he was wounded in 1918

 

  Contact:

PLEASE NOTE NEW EMAIL

julianwalker20@gmail.com 

julian.walker@bl.uk 

 Follow news on Twitter -

http://twitter.com/#!/JWalkerwords

  Otherwise known as @JWalkerwords

And on the regular blog - J Walker words 2

http://jwalkerwords2.blogspot.co.uk/ 

for news and discussions on

words, reading, current artwork,

pre-modern medicine, the First World War

and stuff like that.

 And currently blogging on the  

Languages and the First World War site

http://languages-and-first-world-war.tumblr.com/

 

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 Email hacking has also rendered my earlier blog unmanageable but it can still be read

http://jwalkerwords.blogspot.com/

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Studio: Valentines Mansion, Emerson Road, Ilford, London, IG1 4XA

(Near Gants Hill Station, Central Line)


The still above is from a video performance made in Belgium, 2010, part of Gone Away, a project working with refugees, researching and exploring the implications of the accommodating of Belgian refugees at Valentines Mansion during the First World War. See pages Gone Away and Words and the First World War.

 

 

 Here is the News:

Quick links to news stories:

Trench Slang - Guardian article:

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/jul/23/first-world-war-slang-glossary 

First World War language - Guardian article:

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/jun/28/first-world-war-one-soldiers-tommies-common-language-trenches?CMP=twt_gu 

First World War language - Wall Street Journal article

 http://online.wsj.com/ww1/words-and-phrases

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Languages and the First World War Conference

University of Antwerp and the British Library

18th & 20th June, 2014

 http://languages-and-first-world-war.tumblr.com/


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The Finishing Touch, Cosmetics through the Ages

Published by the British Library,

September 2014

 The Finishing Touch

 

How to Cure the Plague, & Other Curious Remedies

Published by the British Library,

October 2013

 How to Cure the Plague

and

back in print

Evolving English Explored

Published by the British Library

 Evolving English Explored

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Artwork for viewing and  purchase via

Cob Gallery

https://cobgallery.privateviews.com/view/lemwaedqtjsz6bcmal5l8a 

Gutsforgarters

GutsforGarters website 

 


 

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The Art Of Dissent

published by Marshgate Press,

including the essay:

The Implications Of Linguistic

And Other Associations With

Certain Physical Events

Happening Somewhere

At Some Time

 The Art of Dissent website

 

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Trench Talk

by Peter Doyle and Julian Walker 

The Words of the First World War

A book of soldiers' slang, crossover between

languages, officialese, and more.

Jack Johnsons, taubes, mungaree & narpoo 

Trench Talk webpage

 

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I lead these workshops

at the British Library:

Exploring English, Ways of Reading,

Research Matters, & Treasures Tours

For schools, colleges & study groups

Book through:

http://www.bl.uk/learning/tarea/index.html

 

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Sir Thomas Browne & the Digestion of an Ostrich    

a concoction of phrenology, ornithology,

cranioklepty, mythology, palaeography, 

and Moroccan military history,   

seasoned with curiosity & irony                                                          

     

 

Planned epublication date -    some time

 

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