The Alleged Plot Thickens

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 […]

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Podcast: Intimacy Without Equality?

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.

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