Archive

2016

June

Politics and art in a post-factual age

2015

May

Memorials without mimesis: Abstraction and intertextuality in William Basinski’s The Disintegration Loops 

February

Ed Sheeran, the Brit Awards and the politics of ‘authentic’ performance

January

On Charlie Hebdo and the function of art


2014

May

The Avicii industry Dylan Thomas and the search for ‘lost Welshness’

April

Rethinking retromania: temporality and creativity in contemporary popular music

Assemblage in contemporary British poetry


2013

December

Commodification and popular culture

November

John Lewis, art and advertising Spectatorship, accelerationism and art’s critical potential

August

In defence of ‘pastiche’ and ‘retromania’ (or, creativity in the time of YOLO)

July

Manic Street Preachers – Rewind the Film (ft. Richard Hawley)

The hyperreality of tourism


2009

December

Four instances of the sublime in music

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