Francesca Peacock

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Saturday, 15 February 2020

Praise be - Chaucer is on the app store

The fourteenth century has gone digital: Chaucer is on the app store. Academics at UCL, the University of Saskatchewan, and …

By Francesca Peacock



Saturday, 8 February 2020

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid - witty take on class and race in America

At the heart of Kiley Reid’s debut novel Such A Fun Age (2020) is a moment you feel like you’ve …

By Francesca Peacock



Saturday, 25 January 2020

Bodice-ripping Jane Austen adaptations obscure her genius

Part-way through the trailer for the forthcoming Emma adaptation the filmmakers proclaim: BEHOLD A NEW VISION OF JANE AUSTEN’S GREAT …

By Francesca Peacock



Friday, 21 September 2018

Deconstructing Time: Christian Marclay's The Clock at the Tate Modern

Christian Marclay’s The Clock (2010) has returned to London eight years after it first premiered in the White Cube. For …

By Francesca Peacock



Friday, 21 September 2018

Culture Digest - The Winter's Tale, magic realism and Star Wars

Anthony and Cleopatra  Simon Godwin’s Anthony and Cleopatra starring Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo started this week. A fated relationship? …

By Francesca Peacock



Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Need to know: is the latest Korean summit a serious breakthrough?

Is complete denuclearisation about to happen? Relations between North and South Korea do seem to be improving, with South Korean …

By Francesca Peacock



Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Need to know: Putin and Erdogan declare Idlib ceasefire

Is the Syrian civil war finally over? Yesterday, at talks in Sochi, Putin and Erdogan agreed to set up a …

By Francesca Peacock



Friday, 14 September 2018

9/11, somnophilia and selfies - Moshfegh's 'My Year of Rest and Relaxation'

Ottessa Moshfegh is adept at creating difficult, even occasionally repulsive characters: the eponymous sailor of her debut novella McGlue struggles, …

By Francesca Peacock



Friday, 14 September 2018

Culture Digest - Othello, podcasts and Crazy Rich Asians

Royal Academy’s Festival of Ideas  The RA is hosting a series of thought-provoking talks and lectures, with the last few …

By Francesca Peacock