I wanted to write a quick follow up to my flailing post from last week -- I don't want to delete it, because I'm still grappling with those feelings, and I want to honour that moment of documented doubt. Hopefully it helps someone, someday, to read it and feel less alone. But I am writing… Continue reading Okay…I’m writing again.
All my fellow early career academics (aka, 'hidden researchers'; aka 'the precariat') know what I'm talking about. You especially know what I'm talking about if you're working or trying to work in the UK. The Book. THE book. The BOOK. We all need one. No one gets a permanent job without one, we're told, not… Continue reading Do I Even Want This Book?
The Star Wars-Casablanca mashup parody that no one asked for.
I'm taking a Sketch Comedy 101 class. It's freaking amazing.
With all the press around prominent men abusing their power lately, it's perhaps natural that people have been reminded of Shakespeare and Middleton's "problem play" Measure for Measure. One scene in particular is seeing renewed attention: having been told that she must have sex with the Duke's deputy in order to save her brother's life, Isabella tells… Continue reading Measure for Measure and Rape Culture
After a long gestation period, I'm thrilled to announce that my review of the 2015 production of The Changeling at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse has been published in the latest issue of Early Modern Literary Studies! This was a pretty emotional review for me to write, partly because I had such strong feelings about the production, and partly… Continue reading Review: The Changeling, 2015, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
*with mountains of thanks to Sharanya for talking through ideas & recommending reading, as always x So I finally, finally saw Hidden Figures on a flight recently, and of course, I loved it. The film tells the story of three black women working at NASA during the “space race” in the 1950s and ’60s—in the… Continue reading White Fragility Hijacked Hidden Figures