Rachel Bowlby

Rachel Bowlby will move from the English department at University College London to Princeton in September. A Child of One’s Own: Parental Stories will appear from Oxford in the summer.

Towards the end of Middlemarch, Dorothea spends a mostly sleepless night following a dream-ending encounter the day before. At dawn, she goes to her window:

She opened her curtains, and looked out towards the bit of road that lay in view, with fields beyond, outside the entrance-gates. On the road there was a man with a bundle on his back and a woman carrying her baby; in the field she could...

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Rachel Bowlby, 22 October 2009

Sam weighs up just how many tons of goods she lifts per hour, per shift, per year. She figures out the average number of times a day she says hello goodbye are you all right for bags today do you have a loyalty card please enter your pin.

Mothers

Jacqueline Rose, 19 June 2014

Bringing up a child to believe it is a miracle is a form of cruelty, albeit at the opposite pole from neglect.

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Philosophemes

David Hoy, 23 November 1989

Derrida likes to surprise, and the first surprise of this book is the title itself. The common assumption that the French Post-Structuralists abandoned the interest of their phenomenological...

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