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Thoughts on Rancière - The Emancipated Spectator Chapter 1 'The Emancipated Spectator'

In this chapter Rancière examines the relationship between the spectator in the theatre and the events on stage. He compares the relationship between the supposedly passive spectator and the action on stage and the traditional relationship between the schoolmaster and student in which the student is supposed to be trying to acquire the same knowledge that is already possessed by her/his teacher.  528 more words

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Grand Hotel Abyss by Stewart Jeffries

Having read this review in The Guardian I was excited to read Stewart Jeffries’ book and I was not disappointed. As an MA student I had friends who did a compulsory critical theory course which devoted a week each to Barthes, Foucault, Kristeva and others.  440 more words

Transformative Cultures

When Revenge Backfires: A Lesson in "The Scandalous Lady W"

Over the weekend I saw BBC2’s television movie The Scandalous Lady W, a historical drama depicting the life of Lady Seymour Worsley. She was an 18th century English aristocrat whose dysfunctional marriage became public knowledge when her husband sued her lover for punitive damages. 930 more words

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The Kuc's - Yorkshire Artists, Shamanic Crafts - Workshops #Video #Interview by Tiffany Belle Harper

Introducing Nel Kuc Wenek and Marcin Jaguar Kuc – Husband and wife who reside in a stunning nook of the Yorkshire Dales. On the edge of West Yorkshire amidst rambling, rustical countryside, un-spoilt by progress you will find Addingham Moorside. 950 more words



It’s not his real name but it’s close enough. I met him at Saturday class years ago, where the teacher remarked that ‘he seems like a really cool guy’. 495 more words

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Guest author: Lucy Brazier - From Cambridge to Whitehall

Like most writers, the written word has been a passion of mine from a very young age. Once I had learnt how to read, I knew that there was nothing else I wanted more than to write stories of my own. 1,658 more words

Tiffany Belle Harper reblogged this on Belleva Worldwide and commented:

Wonderful feature here about #PorterGirl Lucy Brazier

The First Day

It is still dark as I make my way towards the huge iron gates of Old College for my very first day as the new Deputy Head Porter. 1,336 more words