‘The Meaning of Light’ paper now online in Cultural Geographies

Test driving an AS90 – somewhere outside Basra March/April 2003. Photo: author’s own.

It was a nice surpise waking up today to find my first journal article has now been published in Cultural Geographies. The paper is based on a poem called Light Discipline, which I wrote about my experiences serving as a reservist soldier in Iraq in 2003. It is currently Online first, but in due course will form part of a special issue on Darkness edited by Tim Edensor. It’s been a long and fairly torturous journey from poem to paper, via various conferences, but has been a valuable insight into how the editing, peer-reviewing and publishing process works. Note to self – don’t leave copyright permissions till the last minute!

The Meaning of Light: Seeing and Being on the Battlefield can be accessed here:




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