The Oxonian Review
Translating Post-War Boredom
April 23rd, 2017, 01:21 AM
Kanta Dihal The Evenings Gerard Reve, transl. Sam Garrett Pushkin Press 2016 320pp £12.99 (hardback)         What do you feel when the bombs stop falling? Among the victorious there is joy, ecstasy, pride. Among the liberated there is relief, gratitude, succour. Among the defeated, bitterness and shame. And everywhere there is grief, […]
In the Flap of a Bird’s Wing, Water Dries Up
March 14th, 2017, 01:21 AM
Eriko Masaoka     A young photographer working in Japan, Eriko Masaoka came under critical interest and acclaim after she won First Prize at the 2016 Higashikawa International Photo Festival and the publication of a portfolio, In the Flap of a Bird’s Wing, Water Dries Up. A marking characteristic of the way she talks about […]
A poem
March 9th, 2017, 01:21 AM
Grace Linden it was snowing but would not settle – it was so much how we were having sex that afternoon and afterwards, when you were             folded against every part of me … there was, then, a single             woven cloth, light as anything, that covered us so that the low cloud might fall in pieces […]
Invisible Strategies
March 7th, 2017, 01:21 AM
Shoshana Kessler Lubaina Himid Invisible Strategies Modern Art Oxford 21st January- 30th April 2017 Free entry       In 1819, the crew of Le Rodeur—a slave ship sailing from Bonny in Africa—were struck down by an onboard disease. The affliction (a disease of the eyes) also affected the slaves on board. Unwilling to undertake […]
Comics Studies Comes of Age…?
March 1st, 2017, 01:21 AM
Dominic Davies   Comics and Power: Representing and Questioning Culture, Subjects and Communities edited by Rikke Platz Cortsen, Erin La Cour and Anne Magnussen Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. 355 pp. ISBN: 9781443870863 £52.99     It is tempting to say that today, comics studies is at last ‘coming of age’. Rather obviously, such a statement […]
March 1st, 2017, 01:21 AM
Allie Bullivant      ~ Allie Bullivant is a poet and a schoolteacher based in London. She is currently completing an MSt in Creative Writing at Kellogg College, Oxford.
Sounding off
February 27th, 2017, 01:21 AM
Nicola Thomas Every Little Sound Ruby Robinson Pavilion, 2016 64 pp. ISBN 9781781382912 £9.99 Jackself Jacob Polley Picador, 2016 80 pp. ISBN 9781447290445 £9.99 The publishing industry has hardly covered itself with glory recently, but away from the grasping mainstream, small presses quietly continue to do their noble work. Liverpool University Press launched its Pavilion […]
Poet and pig
February 26th, 2017, 01:21 AM
Hugh Foley Currently and Emotion edited by Sophie Collins Test Centre, 2016 352 pp. ISBN 9780993569319 £20         What are the limits of translation? Or, more specifically, what kind of objects or activity does the word translation apply to? Sophie Collins, the editor of Currently and Emotion, a new anthology of poetic […]
Virtual Craft
February 23rd, 2017, 01:21 AM
Angus Steele ~ Angus Steele is an artist living in the Midlands. His website is here and his Instagram is here.
The Fantasy that is Masurca Fogo
February 20th, 2017, 01:21 AM
Meindert Peters Photo: Zerrin Aydin-Herwegh One is often of two minds watching a Pina Bausch piece. The funny is often cruel and the beautiful reprehensible. This is certainly true for her latest piece to arrive at London’s Sadler’s Wells: Masurca Fogo. The piece, inspired by a sponsored trip of the company to Lisbon in 1997, […]