Monthly Archives: January 2015

Wolf Hall: Women Mired in Catholic Illiteracy, Take Two

I promised myself I wouldn’t blog about Wolf Hall. Everyone else is doing it. Yet, here I am, timing myself to twenty minutes for this. Because I loved Wolf Hall. I loved the book and I loved the first episode … Continue reading

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What the Hell kinds of Feminists are you Reading, Alison Wolf?

In today’s Guardian, Alison Wolf wrote a piece entitled ‘Feminists today are too obsessed with their own elite, metropolitan lives’. She points out some important facts: “Today, we employ huge numbers of nannies and cleaners. We also employ millions and millions … Continue reading

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Women, Hawks, and English Literature Exams

At Cambridge, if you study English, you sit two compulsory final exams: one in Tragedy, and one in Practical Criticism, which is close reading of a selection of texts and extracts. On the spur of the moment, you have to work … Continue reading

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