Mavis Gallant was a Canadian writer, born in 1922. She is known as a short story writer, although other works include the novels: Green Water, Green Sky (1959), A Fairly Good Time (1970), and an essay collection, Paris Notebooks (1986). Working as a journalist for The Montreal Standard, she was one of the first to witness and report on the photos of the liberation of the Nazi camps...
By Raffaella Sero On the cover of “Jane Austen the Secret Radical”, a series of grey silhouette portraits of men and women succeed each other, all wearing clothes from the Regency Era, all facing the same direction - except for one, the red silhouette of a woman, sometimes identified with Jane Austen. According to the… Continue reading “L’aimable Jane”?: A conversation with Dr Helena Kelly
By Ana Olendraru Comic artistry is an area often perceived and marketed as primarily male. Popular media presents comic books and their characters as a form of art addressed to young boys or to the stereotypical ‘loveable nerd’, most often a man (e.g. The Big Bang Theory, one of the most popular TV shows with… Continue reading The first “truly humorous” female artist: Marie Duval’s satire of the Victorian work ethic
Rida Vaquas describes the life and work of 20th Century Argentinian poet Alejandra Pizarnik
Angelica De Vido's insight into the unique perspective offered in Greta Gerwig's filmography
Eleanor Myerson discusses the life and work of pioneering 19th Century Jewish writer Amy Levy
Emily almost poetically describes the emotions evoked by Lorrie Moore's book 'Self-Help'. She describes the techniques that Moore uses to create the atmosphere that is felt by readers.
A collection of important feminist dates to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 1918 Act which gave British women (over 30 with property qualifications) the ability to vote.
Ellie writes about how relevant Ding Ling's analysis of gendered language is to our modern day disparity in degree results.
By Emily Oldham. Since Flo Read’s Twin Primes won Best Script and Best Production in the 2015 Oxford New Writing Festival, she has gone on to develop several more acclaimed plays. Her work has been performed both nationally and internationally, including at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and 2016. She recently graduated from Oxford University with… Continue reading A Conversation With Playwright Flo Read