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Annabel Jackson

50 years since Bicycle Thieves: the Italian neo-realist nightmare still resonates

The most iconic image to come out of Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves is that of a disgruntled man sat on the pavement with a...

How has the internet shaped modern poetry?

When you type “poetry” into the YouTube search bar, an unexpected number of the results that come up are not what we...

The illusion of reality television

Reality television is, then, in many ways a fiction. They tell us they are depicting something akin to an authentic reality, but flatten and stabilise the randomness and contingency of actual life, while refusing to overtly acknowledge the authorial voice behind it.