Category Archive: Film

RIPOSTES AND ADDENDUMS: TEJU COLE’S ‘KNOWN AND STRANGE THINGS’

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Teju Cole, Known and Strange Things (Faber and Faber, 2016) by Rachel Sykes For the author of a critically lauded debut novel, Teju Cole is winningly reluctant to publish fiction. Open City (2011)… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2015: R.A. Davis

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Daniel Handler, We Are Pirates (Bloomsbury, 2015) Until quite recently, Daniel Handler was best known as the creator of Lemony Snicket, the fictional narrator and named author of A Series of Unfortunate Events, a sequence… Continue reading

IMPERSONAL UTOPIA: Joanna Walsh’s ‘Hotel’

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Joanna Walsh Hotel (Bloomsbury Books, 2015) by Laura Waddell Hotels are where our desires go on holiday. Object Lessons is “an essay and book series on the hidden lives of everyday things” which takes quotidian objects as… Continue reading

HOPE DEFERRED: 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa in The Bloody Miracle by Meg Rickards and Bert Haitsma

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The documentary was shown in Glasgow at the Africa in Motion festival which ran from from October 30th – November 9th 2014.  South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour, the touring programme of South… Continue reading

EIBF 2014: ‘Money Rules the World’: Alexander Kluge’s Film ‘Grapes of Trust’

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This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 9th–25th August 2014 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. Alexander Kluge’s Film Grapes of Trust was shown on… Continue reading

GOT MILK? Marianna Simnett’s short film ‘The Udder’

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ECOCRITICISM NOW: The essays, reviews, and poetry collected in this thread trace responses to the interlinked terms nature, ecology, and ecocriticism, all of which have come to occupy increasingly important roles in a… Continue reading

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