Virginia Woolf

Memory: The Seamstress

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Freud and Woolf are influential beyond their lifetimes due to the lasting impact of their groundbreaking-thoughts, part of which is based on their observation of the role of memory in individual's everyday living. From the discussions above, it can be concluded that memory is a seamstress who has the freedom to link inter-related aspects of theories together. Therefore, the role of memory is very important in both Freud and Woolf's thinking.

'Keep A Woman On British Bank Notes' Campaign Launches Legal Challenge Against Bank of England

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When the Bank of England decided to replace the only woman on British bank notes with a man, ...

Set in Bloomsbury

Lara Platman | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Platman

A friend of mine tweeted the other day, "Who actually lives in the place where their heroes lived?" To which I replied almost instantaneously, "Me, I have and do!"

Pictures Of The Day: 3rd May 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Brogan Driscoll

Keep A Woman On British Bank Notes: HuffPost UK Support The Petition With Female Alternatives

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The Bank of England's decision to replace Elizabeth Fry, the only woman on British bank notes, with yet another man has given many modern feminists a ...

New Perspective

Sophie Thomas | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Thomas

There is the version of myself in lectures, with my friends, with my family and the version that I have to present when in a more professional setting. They all exist in one mind and were all formulated to deal with society in some way or another.

Chick Lit and Fangirls: Trivialising Women's Entertainment

Lucy Uprichard | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Uprichard

Almost a century later, the idea that entertainment specifically marketed at women has less inherent worth than that of men is unfortunately standing strong. It starts with the terminology. The very phrase 'chick-lit' instantly sends our minds to a place of fluffy story-lines devoid of real substance.

Twitter and the Art of Brevity

Sean Hewitt | Posted 17.11.2012 | Home
Sean Hewitt

At the beginning of the 21st Century, brevity is back in vogue. Twitter is an extension of Hemingway's challenge to anyone brave enough to accept it, and, like the modernists' reaction to photography and the 'brief encounter', it cultivates new ways of seeing and thinking.

Famous Writers' Retreats: The Rooms Where Classics Were Created

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 20.06.2012 | Home

Does your favourite novel mean more because of the environment in which it was created? Scholars of great writers point to the historical context ...

We Have Nothing to Lose But Our USP!

Joanna Kavenna | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home
Joanna Kavenna

I met a literary agent the other day. She told me that these days when you sell a novel to publishers, there has to be a USP. "A what?" I said. "'Unique Selling Point. You know, narrated by a hermaphrodite, or someone who has been repeatedly raped by their grandfather, that sort of thing.

The Artistic Temperament and Creativity

Sian S. Rathore | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home
Sian S. Rathore

We all know about the insanity that Van Gogh, Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath lived with, and we perhaps are guilty of believing their work is made more beautiful because of our knowledge of their suffering. However I tend to wonder if we overlook the integrity of such works in light of their illness, and how condescending this really is.

10 Novels on Art, Artists and Art World Shenanigans

Anne Charnock | Posted 24.03.2012 | Home
Anne Charnock

Judging by the number of people visiting public art galleries - the figures are increasing year-on-year according to government stats - I reckon there must be an appetite for novels delving into the art business. I've compiled a list of 10 novels ranging from historical fiction and thrillers through to more philosophical writings.

Unforgettable Characters: Doctor Marjorie Walker, 1938-2011

David Finkle | Posted 23.09.2011 | UK
David Finkle

My friend Margie threw a marvellous party last week at her flat overlooking London's swanky Manchester Square. The high-decibel, high-caloric blow-out followed the funeral service and cremation marking her death.