Being English/ British/ European and the Politics of Difference
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Being English/ British/ European and the Politics of Difference

By: Henry Redwood To say that it has been a bad couple of weeks to be English (or is it British, or European? I’m not sure anymore…) is an understatement. Violent and racist football supporters in France; racist abuse at home; intolerant and divisive politics in all political parties; “Brexit”; and lastly, losing a football match … Continue reading

Poetry and reconciliation: The poet’s quest for peace
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Poetry and reconciliation: The poet’s quest for peace

By: Alex Reid with Sasha Dugdale Poetry, especially in traditional oral form, has the power to connect boundaries and disciplines. Literary critic Paul Fussell makes a powerful case that by forcing the reader to confront ‘actual and terrible moral challenges’ the genre earns itself a special reputation for timelessness and emotional reverence. [1] War poetry … Continue reading

Untied Kingdom?  Contested British identity, why we suffer economic woes, and the soul of the EU
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Untied Kingdom? Contested British identity, why we suffer economic woes, and the soul of the EU

By: Pablo de Orellana and Claire Yorke They used to call us ‘perfidious white Albion’   Britons will wake up on Friday morning to discover whether their future lies within Europe, or without. Over the past few months the debate between the ‘Remain’ and ‘Leave’ camps has dominated the news. For many the end of this week … Continue reading