19 June, 2014
31 March, 2014
Ian Reilly on the promise of researching, writing, and teaching contemporary humour and laughter.
Clare Bucknell explores the unsteady relationship of satire to itself in the English eighteenth century.
Joe Hone challenge's the status of the eighteenth century as the locus classicus of English literary satire.
Jane Austen has been endlessly re-imagined, but can any of the prequels, sequels, or updates do justice to her comic élan?
17 February, 2014
An essay by the Oxford-based poet Leo Mercer on how poetry can take to Twitter through the new form the poetweet.
24 June, 2013
Stephanie Yorke comes face to face with an advert that underwrites economic inequality with family values.
27 May, 2013
To read popular music as social discourse first we must hear it on its own terms, says Matthew Western (feat. Public Enemy).
4 February, 2013
After decades of deception, Jared Spier explains why fans of cycling and of clean sport deserve more.
31 January, 2013