20th century, Humanities

Iris Marion Young : A ‘new look’ female bodily experience

By Lauren Steyn Throughout history, the image of women has undeniably been that of 'the Other'; with the female form long associated with fragility, sex, birth, age and flesh. Iris Marion Young (1949-2006), a leading political philosopher and feminist theorist, explored the female body from an experiential point of view and so sought to fill… Continue reading Iris Marion Young : A ‘new look’ female bodily experience

20th century, Arts

‘I haven’t got a visual mind. I hear things’: Listening to Parker’s Short Stories

By Jade Broughton Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967) was an essayist, poet and writer, infamous for her cutting wit and sharp-tongued observations of the ineptitudes of those around her. Often described as a 'wit', she came to resent her reputation as a 'wise-cracker'. Beginning her writing career on Vogue magazine, others described her position as… Continue reading ‘I haven’t got a visual mind. I hear things’: Listening to Parker’s Short Stories