Film studies, News

“Children of Men” Come True: U.S. Immigration Crackdown is Straight out of Cuarón’s Science Fiction Dystopia

By Dan Dinello As I began work on a monograph about Alfonso Cuarón’s 2006 film Children of Men — anadaptation of the P.D. James’ novel, its critique of racism, nationalism, and xenophobia echoed the rise of an anti-immigrant, right wing in America that culminated in the election of a xenophobic president Donald J. Trump as … Continue reading

Heritage and Landscape

England’s Ten Best Co-op Buildings: A Selection by Lynn Pearson

To celebrate the publication of England’s Co-operative Movement, author Lynn Pearson has selected ten of the best co-op buildings from across the country to tell us a little more about.

Literature, Poetry

Poetry, Money & Me

Poetry & Money: A Speculation by the award-winning poet Peter Robinson is a study of the relationships between poets, poetry, and money from Chaucer to contemporary times. Through its close readings of poems over many centuries directly or indirectly engaged with money, the book demonstrates the extent to which money and its metaphors permeate areas … Continue reading

History

Professor John Oldfield introduces his new book on transatlantic abolitionism: The Ties that Bind

The Ties that Bind explores the close affinities that bound together anti-slavery activists in Britain and the USA during the middle decades of the nineteenth century, shedding important new light on the emergence of a vibrant and broad-based political culture that forced abolition to the centre of public debate. Author J. R. Oldfield introduces this new addition to our Liverpool Studies in International Slavery series in this blog post.