The title of Jeffery Eugenides’s latest novel alludes to the tradition of ‘marriage plots’ featured prominently in 19th century fiction. The more restrictive nature of marriage during this period gave rise to complex questions about the compatibility of romantic love with marriage, and cast issues of gender, power, religion, and personal freedom into sharp relief. For […]Continue Reading
I must admit that sitting in the cinema, waiting for Nick Love’s remake of the 1970s police drama, The Sweeney, to start, I had very low expectations. The blurb for the film seemed to suggest that it would fall into the overused stereotype of the Guy-Ritchie-Cockney-Crime film, with a lot of old gangsters in flat […]Continue Reading
Here are some of the little things in life we at The Oxford Student love. Happy Valentine’s Day.
Photos: Sydney Hessel
Music: Oliver Jones
The play, “Statements of an Arrest Under the Immorality Act,” is the story of forbidden love between a white librarian and a coloured schoolteacher in 1960s South Africa. Their feelings for each other easily fractured by apartheid, the two must come to terms with a painful truth. Director Milja Fenger and Marcel Miller sit down with The Oxford Student to discuss what this piece means to them.Continue Reading