News and reviews

Crippled featured in The Independent for International Women’s Day

Added on 08/03/2021

As one of the UK’s leading voices on disabled issues and rights, Dr Frances Ryan – herself a disabled woman – is well placed to speak with authority and insight into the challenges facing people with disabilities in the UK.

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Revolting Prostitutes featured in The Independent for International Women’s Day

Added on 08/03/2021

A divisive and contentious issue, both in and out of feminist circles, Revolting Prostitutes is an overdue and essential addition to critical analyses on sex work

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Lean Out featured in The Independent for International Women’s Day

Added on 08/03/2021

In this searing riposte to Sheryl Sandberg’s best selling Lean In, Foster criticises the rise of a “one per cent” feminism that exhibits extremely rich women…

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You’re History extracted in Slate

Added on 08/03/2021

Nicki Minaj Is Hip-Hop’s Greatest Shape-Shifter. The chameleonic monster nimbly raps across age, sex, and race.

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The Hidden Mod in Modern Art reviewed in Artforum

Added on 05/03/2021

The Hidden Mod in Modern Art is a meticulous account of the imbrications between artmaking and stylemaking in postwar London…

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The Sea View Has Me Again, author interview in The Quietus

Added on 27/02/2021

Patrick Wright, author of the new book, ‘The Sea View Has Me Again: Uwe Johnson in Sheerness’, talks to Simon Matthews about the “moral utopia” in the Thames Estuary

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The Last Slave Ships featured in The Nation

Added on 24/02/2021

“Smoothly written, well-researched…illuminating an often forgotten yet crucially important chapter in US history….Timely.”

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A History of Arab Graphic Design recommended in The National

Added on 22/02/2021

“Most university curriculums are centred on the history of western or European art. So for me, it was important that we document our own history.”

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Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again – The Guardian book of the day

Added on 20/02/2021

From ‘No means No’ to #MeToo – original thoughts on consent and the complexities of female desire. In recent years, two requirements have emerged for good sex: consent and self-knowledge…

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Hearing Happiness reviewed in the TLS

Added on 19/02/2021

Life can be tough for the hard-of-hearing. It’s not just that you are cut off from soughing winds, birdsong and the rustle of leaves, and church-bells and music and laughter…

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How Photography Became Contemporary Art reviewed in the FT

Added on 17/02/2021

[How Photograph Became Contemporary Art] is the most astute, resonant cultural history I have read in 11 months of experiencing art — and much of life — more or less virtually…

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The Volga recommended in the Financial Times

Added on 17/02/2021

Well-researched and accessible to general readers…Hartley has a good eye for the significant detail…

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