“In the 1820s and 1830s […] theatre productions in London were becoming more elaborate in their setting, dressing and ‘getting up’” (Taylor 1993, 3). Shakespeare productions in the Victorian era were marked by a sumptuous and decadent attention to visual artistry.
Cosmopolitanism has become a dirty word in twenty-first century politics. Postmodern progressivism and resurgent ethnonationalism, somewhat unlikely bedfellows, have together exposed the inadequacy of traditional cosmopolitan models to accommodate diversity. Under attack from both sides of the political spectrum, the prospect of global citizenship seems increasingly undesirable, passé and even suspect.
Valentina Grub details the life of Empress Theodora
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.
Rebecca discusses how important it is to have a female feminist as President of the Supreme Court.
Imogen discusses the media's representation of Hillary Clinton as a wife rather than a politician. And how all female politicians are treated like this; devaluing their professional achievements in pursuit of sexist abuse.
Isabelle Waterfall tells the important story of Nina Simone, a prominent civil rights activist and singer. Her music was significant in providing a voice for black women who were excluded from sexist black power movements, and racist women's liberation movements.
Olivia discusses the role of working class women, and women of colour during the British Suffrage Movement. She focuses on particular women who haven't been recognised enough for their contributions.
How far has Pocahontas' life been whitewashed to support colonial myths and modern American values? Olivia Dehnavi explores the real woman behind the Disney story.
James writes about what impact Melania Trump might have as First Lady by looking back at the remarkable women who have been her predecessors.