The focus of this article is a Twitter thread that went viral in the latter half of 2018. Originally written by playwright Guillem Clua (@guillemclua) from Barcelona, Spain, it gained further popularity when translated into English by user @strangelyurie. Written by Hannah Ayres.
Alfie Hancox, MA (Research) in the History department at the University of Warwick, examines the role of Marxism and postmodernism in debates about gender and sexuality, arguing for the ‘pressing need’ of a return to Marxism in the West.
Natalie Hanley-Smith, a PhD candidate in the History department at the University of Warwick, offers an introduction into a very interesting – and entertaining – aspect of her doctoral research. Were gossip ‘paragraphs’ simply entertainment for the upper-classes, or were they a very public way of exposing indecorous behaviour and deviation from social mores? Did they in fact facilitate discussion of the ‘rules’ of sexual and marital conduct and can we perhaps see in them a forerunner to the celebrity gossip so present in the media today?