How Parasite Fell Prey to Hollywood’s Parasitic Nature

By Rihab Attioui, Postcolonial Studies MA “Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films”, said South Korean director Bong Joon Ho as part of his Golden Globes acceptance speech where his film Parasite won Best Foreign Language Film. To briefly synopsise, for those of […]

The Dilemma About Elif Shafak: Beyond Commonplaces?

By Leila Ferrari, MA Turkish Studies On last Friday rainy evening, Oxford welcomed the notorious Turkish writer Elif Shafak in Lady Margate Hall Theatre, where she was interviewed by British journalist Alan Ruisberg. At the centre of her works, there are often women, minorities and members of the LGBT community, especially from Middle Eastern societies. […]

Chekhov’s Russia finds a voice on Nigerian soil

By Clarissa Mondeh, BA Anthropology and International Relations Inua Ellams’ daring adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s iconic play ‘Three Sisters’ staged at the National Theatre earlier this month prompted intrigue and anticipation.  Originally set in the turmoil of Russia at the turn of the 20th Century, Three Sisters tells the story of the Prozorovs, an educated […]

Styled @ SOAS

By Cyntheiah Siva, BA Global Liberal Arts  SOASCNY party  On the 7th of February the SOAS Chinese department invited us to celebrate Chinese New Year. There was great food, entertainment and everyone really committed to the theme. The performers, front of house and MC’s all incorporated red into their outfits and props. Some went for […]


By Dogukan Atmaca, PhD Near and Middle East Research Is the Piccadilly a line, from six to five? Get on or get off… Always, mind the gap! When there is a delay, Here is the mis-hap! Just arrived at Heathrow Home is still far away Just reaching Oakwood now Is the Piccadilly a line, from […]