Perpetrators on the small screen

Siúan Póirtéir discusses how perpetrators are portrayed in the mini-series Liar and Big Little Lies I have always been a big believer in the potential influence of the arts in society. However, until recently, I would probably not have regarded mainstream television...

Curating Queer Memory

Siúan Póirtéir compares approaches to memorialising queerness in two of London’s 2017 exhibits This year, both the British Museum and the Tate Britain marked 50 years since the passing of the Sexual Offences Act, which partially decriminalised male homosexuality...

Reflections on The Handmaid’s Tale

Jelke Boesten explores the continuing relevance of The Handmaid’s Tale and its relationship to gender and memory. Picture: Anna and Elena Balbusso I read Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale (1985) when I was pregnant. I do not recommend doing so; any anxieties of aliens...

Feminism and Carmen Ollé

Phoebe Martin investigates poet Carmen Ollé’s relationship with feminism and activism in Peru Speaking to Carmen Ollé, she says that she “has never been an activist”. Yet her work is often seen as the beginning of feminist poetry in Peru. How then, can her...