Bernard Schwartz and Alice Oswald on Ted Hughes at London Review Bookshop 07.03.17

“I imagine this midnight moment’s forest: Something else is alive” “The Thought-Fox” encapsulates Alice Oswald’s view that Ted Hughes did not perform the poem as he read, but that “the poem performed him.” Hughes, she thought, was being played by his own music. This event, organised by Peter Howarth of the School of English and […]

Call for Papers: Queer Fun at Royal Vauxhall Tavern on 10 June 2017

Queer Fun: an ivory-tower vaudeville from Duckie and QMUL Royal Vauxhall Tavern Saturday 10 June 2017, 3-7pm Fun is a wide-ranging experience that has rarely been taken seriously by the academy or society. This is changing, with the publication of monographs on fun in the fields of sociology (Ben Fincham) and cultural studies (Alan McKee), […]