In-Yer-Face Theatre

In-Yer-Face Theatre

In-yer-face theatre is confrontational, threatening, aggressive, a promise to invade your personal space and scream obscenities until you sit up and listen.

Courtly Love

Courtly Love

Courtly love is a type of love relationship that appears in medieval literature.

Intertextuality

Intertextuality

Intertextuality is the idea that no writer can ever be original, as they are inevitably influenced by other artists who have come before them.

Mimicry

Mimicry

Mimicry is when people from a colonised society adopt characteristics and behaviours from their oppressor’s culture.

Mestiza

Mestiza

A mestiza is a woman who identifies as being of Native American and European descent. She embraces the painful history of her mixed culture to creatively undermine her oppressions.

Soucouyant

Soucouyant

The soucouyant is a type of vampire found in a variety of folk tales around the Caribbean who feasts on the blood (or life force) of mostly men and children.

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Drag

No one has summarised Butler’s drag theory better than Ru Paul. “You’re born naked, and the rest is drag!” Ru says. “EVERYBODY is in drag.”

Romanticism

Romanticism is characterised by an emotional take on nature, reflections on the divine, and contemplations on the position of each individual in the world.

The New Woman

The New Woman was a late nineteenth-century feminist metaphor used by activist and conservative writers to talk about gender equality.

Simile

A simile is a figure of speech that compares two things whilst using a connecting word such as “like” or “as”.

Enjambement

Enjambement (or enjambment) is where a sentence, clause, or phrase runs over multiple lines in poetry.

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Review: ‘Still’ by Nadine Aisha

Nadine Aisha’s debut pamphlet is a triumphant and at times surprisingly dark tribute to women’s voices, enduring hopefulness, and the end of the journey.

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6 Books About Circuses

Note: this post can also be used to cure that widely suffered The Night Circus hangover.

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