Dr James Holden: Cultural Writer

Dr James Holden Independent Writer and Academic

Hi! I'm Dr James Holden. I'm an independent writer and academic with a passion for all forms of cultural engagement. I am also a freelance copywriter available for hire.

On this website you can read about my work as a Lisztian, Proustian and as a Nerd. Discover all my writings, from my experimental series of articles on modern board games to my published academic works on subjects ranging from the piano to philosophy.

You can also hire me to produce compelling commercial copy for your online store and stylish content for your site or publication to engage your readership and excite your audience.

James Holden: Cultural Writer

Lisztian: Piano Keys

Lisztian

Liszt claimed to play the piano 'tolerably well'. I can't claim that.

I've spent seven years writing a book on Liszt. How's that for tempo rubato?

Proustian: Madeleine Cakes

Proustian

For a long time, I read the works of Marcel Proust.

I wrote a book on Proust. Like all such books, it's really a book about myself.

Nerd: Nintendo Switch Joy Con Controller

Nerd

On my turn I move meeples, manage inventory and roll dice.

I play boardgames, videogames and DnD. I speak nerd and think geek.

New Blog Post - THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD – MY 160 HOURS PROGRESS REPORT!

I've now played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on my Nintendo Switch for 160 hours. That's the longest time I've ever spent playing one videogame. But this game is one that rewards patience and encourages detours. So, just how far have I got in 160 hours and how does that compare to other people?

Here's my Zelda progress report!

Nerd Blog: Breath of the Wild

New Cultural writing: 'Sheffield: A meeple city'

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Independent wrtiter and academic. Lisztian, Proustian, Nerd.

Dr James Holden: Cultural Writer

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