Monthly Archives: October 2014

If you think feminism is winning, read this. (Trigger warning)

I’ve just been absolutely blown away by the question one of my brilliant students asked. So much so, in fact, that it’s only just sunk in. Now, I’m enjoying lecturing and it’s the beginning of term, so it’s maybe not … Continue reading

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Academics: They’re not Women, you Know.

I’ve just read (via twitter link from two female academics, Alice Bell and Lisa Jardine), this delightful Guardian article, titled ‘Why do academics dress so badly? Answer: they are too happy’. Well, that’s lovely, I thought. It is nice to see an article … Continue reading

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Witches and Wicked Bodies: Imagining the ‘Other’

This weekend I went to the ‘Witches and Wicked Bodies‘ exhibition at the British Museum. It’s free, and open until January 11th, and I really enjoyed it. It’s not a big exhibition, and it’s all moody and wintery with very … Continue reading

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‘Bodies without Histories’: Poems and Memories

I should have written a post for National Poetry Day yesterday, but life got in the way, so it’s here today instead. It’s long, but a lot of the length comes from two pieces of poetry I wanted to post.  Apparently, today, it would … Continue reading

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