Issue Five

Germaine Greer – Feminist Icon of the Twentieth Century?

By Mathura Umachandran In the 44th US presidential election, gender politics constituted a vital stimulus for debate. From Senator Clinton’s stand for the Democratic Nomination, through to Senator McCain’s controversial choice of running mate in Sarah Palin and the high profile role that Michelle Obama played in her husband’s campaign, women were dynamic and influential … Continue reading

Issue Five

Julian of Norwich

By Nimneh Hyde Until recently, there has been a dearth of scholarship focusing on the writing of medieval women. The big names, with 15th Century Lady Margaret Beaufort as their star, have become minor celebrities, but there are many others whose work has not been appreciated. The potential range of this body of work is … Continue reading

Issue Five

Where Loss Resides

The Relationship Between Space and Loneliness in the Poetry of Christina Rosetti By Mona Sakr and Ali Nihat Christina Rosetti (1830-1894) is perhaps best known for her religious poetry. And yet, her work is often an exploration of the ultimate loneliness of human existence, mourning the absence of all others, including God, in the innermost … Continue reading