The use of machines in Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ – Dong Liu

  Dong Liu is a postgraduate in British and American Literature from Beihang  University in Beijing. She is interested in fiction, psychology and cross-cultural communication. The use of machines in Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ In Death of a Salesman, the most successful of Arthur Miller’s plays, Miller insightfully foresees the negative effects that the…

An exploration of the objectification of the female body in performance and its presentation in relation to existing social structures – Katie Paterson

Katie Paterson is a final year Drama and Theatre Arts student at the University of Birmingham. She has frequently pondered the relationship between performance and performer, through essays and practice. Her interests include acting, directing and arguing about Shakespeare, all the while trying to politely smash the patriarchy. An exploration of the objectification of the…

Derek Walcott, humour, and the postcolonial epic – Georgia Tindale

Georgia Tindale is currently studying for an MPhil in Renaissance Literature at Cambridge, having completed her undergraduate degree in English with Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham. She also edits Porridge alongside Nora and Kitty.   Derek Walcott (23 January 1930- 17 March 2017) was a Saint Lucian poet and playwright who received the Nobel Prize…

‘The clankless chain hath bound thee’: An exploration of metaphysical paradox and internal opposition in Lord Byron’s Manfred, A Dramatic Poem – Sadia Pineda Hameed

Sadia Pineda Hameed is a third year English Literature student at Cardiff University whose interests include Existentialism and exploring subjectivity in film and literature. Gustave Doré, Manfred and the Chamois Hunter, 1853 ‘The clankless chain hath bound thee’: An exploration of metaphysical paradox and internal opposition in Lord Byron’s Manfred, A Dramatic Poem Much of Lord…

An exploration of camp aesthetics in Thomas Middleton’s The Revenger’s Tragedy and Alex Cox’s 2002 film adaptation, Revengers Tragedy – Georgia Tindale

Georgia Tindale is an Assistant Editor working in Amsterdam and recently graduated with an MPhil in Renaissance literature from Cambridge. Prior to Cambridge, she studied English with Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham where she founded Porridge in her final year. She is interested in a wide range of subjects including poetry, science writing, health…

A discussion of Neo-Victorianism in literary studies and as a new genre in contemporary performance – Kathryn Shaw

Kathryn Shaw studied Drama and Classical Literature and Civilization at the University of Birmingham, and is currently following a masters programme at KU Leuven university in Belgium. She is writing her thesis on Brussels’ Toone marionette theatre, and has an interest in popular performance.   Emilie Autumn, credit: fanpop.com   A discussion of Neo-Victorianism in…