Page Breaks this week will be on Wed 21 October at 1pm. We’ll be reading ‘A Hovering Young Man’ and ‘Something to Do’, from Zadie Smith’s recently published collection, Intimations.
Page Breaks this week will be on Wed 14 October at 1pm. We’ll be thinking about the art of a scathing review – and what we do with authors whose work is admired by some and reviled by others. Our text this week is Patricia Lockwood’s 2019 review of John Updike’s fiction, “Malfunctioning Sex Robot“.
Page Breaks this week will be on Wed 07 October at 1pm. We’ll be thinking about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and (among other things) her use of feminist fashion. Our main text for this week is Vanessa Friedman’s New York Times commentary, ‘Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Lace Collar Wasn’t an Accessory, it was a Gauntlet’
Our first Page Breaks of 2020-21 will be on Wed 30 July at 1pm. We’ll start the new academic year by thinking about literary responses to the pandemic – past, present, and future. Our text for this week is Parul Seghal’s article “In Search of Time Lost and Newly Found”.