News, Poetry

How To Wash A Heart wins T.S. Eliot Prize 2020

We're delighted to announce that Bhanu Kapil's How To Wash A Heart, published by Pavilion Poetry, has won the T.S. Eliot Prize 2020. Prize chair Lavinia Greenlaw said: "Our shortlist celebrated the ways in which poetry is responding to profound change, and the stylistic freedom that today’s poets have claimed. From this impressive field, we … Continue reading


Bernardin de Saint-Pierre: adventures in words and deeds

Simon Davies is the author of the January volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, Bernardin de Saint-Pierre: Colonial Traveller, Enlightenment Reformer, Celebrity Writer. In this volume, he provides fresh perspectives to further enhance Bernardin de Saint-Pierre’s reputation as an essential point of reference for understanding the late eighteenth-century cultural, philosophical and political scene … Continue reading


Town Planning Review 92.1 Featured Article

The editors of Town Planning Review (TPR) have selected the following paper as the Featured Article in TPR 92.1. This paper will be free to access for a limited time: 'The COVID-19 pandemic in informal settlements: (re)considering urban planning interventions’ by Uchendu Eugene Chigbu and Victor Udemezue Onyebueke. When asked to describe the paper and highlight … Continue reading

Irish Studies

How loyalism survived Partition in the South

The editors of Southern Irish Loyalism, 1912-1949 on the fate of a minority tradition. This piece was originally published by The Irish Times. A statue of Queen Victoria outside Windsor Castle flanked by Tricolour and Union flags for President Michael D Higgins’ state visit in April, 2014. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images As midnight passed on … Continue reading

Modern Languages, postcolonial studies

Jewish-Muslim Interactions: Performing Cultures between North Africa and France

By Sami Everett & Rebekah Vince with contributions from Jonathan Glasser, Hadj Miliani, Vanessa Paloma-Elbaz, and Jamal Bahmad In the context of rising antisemitism and Islamophobia, where Jewish-Muslim encounters in North Africa are often depicted in conflictual or nostalgic terms, Jewish-Muslim Interactions: Performing Cultures between North Africa and France charts an alternative trajectory by focusing … Continue reading