Category Archives: Ruth Littlewood

Representing the Past: The Trouble with Historical Fiction by Ruth Littlewood

In The Guardian this week, Stephanie Merritt asked whether historical fiction has a duty to be factually accurate, arguing that although it should be based upon solid research of the period in question, the writer’s only task is to entertain. … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Strike Action and the Changing Face of UK Universities by Ruth Littlewood and Alun Thomas

“Sitting in the UoS Student’s Union last Thursday I heard two undergraduate students complaining about the strike action by UNISON. Among the comments were ‘It’s a bit out of line,’ ‘Strikes never change anything,’ and most worryingly ‘Well, I’m paying … Continue reading

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Would You Erase Bad Memories If You Could? by Ruth Littlewood

According to The Guardian, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) claim to have identified the gene responsible for memory destruction in mice, apparently with the intention of treating those who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This has … Continue reading

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The Truth, Trauma and the Law by Ruth Littlewood

In The Limits of Autobiography Leigh Gilmore comments on the tenuous link between justice and the Law, highlighting how the Law is fetishised as the arbiter of truth without taking into consideration its limitations as an institution. This includes an … Continue reading

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Guantánamo Bay and Spanish political prisoners: dissent and resistance by Ruth Littlewood

It is amazing how often an article jumps out at me from the British press in relation to the topic of my PhD, which looks at writing by female political prisoners in Spain in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. It … Continue reading

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