Archive for the ‘2018-2019’ Category

Carol Ann Duffy, Havisham (1993)

A poem based on Charles Dicken’s Great Expectations, depicting the aftermath of Miss Havisham being jilted at the altar.

The Birth of Moses

The ‘original’ foundling

Mother Depositing her Child

A painting by Henry O’Nelson

Senua’s Sacrifice- Ninja Theory (2017)

A dark fantasy video game depicting psychosis.

Spring Day – BTS (2017)

A song based on the short story ‘The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas.’

The Handmaid’s Tale (1985)

A novel following the lives of oppressed women in a dystopian society.

Les Misérables

The world’s longest-running musical based on the novel by Victor Hugo

Little Orphan Annie

A comic strip by Harold Gray

Tracy Beaker

A book written by Jacqueline Wilson

The Unloved

A film directed by Samantha Morton

Deadpool (2016)

A Comedic, anti-hero, action packed film following the life of Wade Wilson.

Splintered (2013)

The first book in the trilogoy series by A.G. Howard…

‘To be Black Woman and Alive’ (2016)

Crystal Valentine & Aaliyah Jihad’s To Be Black Woman and Alive (2016), is the embodiment of the millennial black woman’s call for awakening. By exposing the black community’s internalisation of white patriarchy, both speakers tackle institutional racism in both mainstream society and the black community exemplifying its monumental influence on black women’s identity.Initially, we are […]

Black Girl Soldier by Jamilia Woods

  Jamelia Woods’Black Girl Soldier (2016) strives to remind millennial black women of the intergenerational struggle for equality. Through the notion of song, Woods combines a militant drum beat and politically resistant lyrics to provoke action from the new generation of black women. The audience is urged to explore how oppression infects various aspects of […]

For Coloured Girls (2010)

‘For Coloured Girls’ (Perry, 2010) explores the lives of black women in the US, tackling themes of sexuality, trauma and sisterhood.

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Film featuring the imprisonment of serial killer and cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

The First Installment in the Shatter Me Dystopian Trilogy

‘The Monologue’ from Woman Destroyed by Simone de Beauvoir (1967)

Taken from the Woman Destroyed collection, ‘The Monologue’ depicts a spoilt, middle-aged woman who succumbs to mauvaise-foi and would rather bitch about others.

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

A eponymous short story written by Angela Carter as part of the collection ‘The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories’

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

A semi-autobiographical novel by Sylvia Plath focusing on a descent into mental illness and suicidal thoughts.