Category Archives: Publications

OU English student’s acclaimed novel

English student Kirsty Ferry, author of acclaimed young adult novel The Memory of Snow, features in the September edition of Writing Magazine. Kirsty achieved a Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing and is now studying towards a BA (Hons) English … Continue reading

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Aspirational Imagery

Dr Paula James, Senior Lecturer in Classical Studies, writes on the influence of Greco-Roman figures, motifs and allusions in a piece for the Morning Star. Dr James’s and Dr Annie Revanhill-Johnnson’s book of essays, Emblems of Hope, which brings the … Continue reading

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“Pain and at the same time the pleasure” – can Roman ‘genital massage’ inspire an Age of Great American Sex?

In an article in The Atlantic on 14 May, journalist Andy Isaacson investigates the design of sex toys, and how their marketing has changed over time.  He talked to Helen King, Professor of Classical Studies at The Open University, about … Continue reading

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With Breivik in the news for his anti-multiculturalism pronouncements, what are your views on multiculturalism?

Multiculturalism is one of the most vexing political issues of our day. How can people with very different values and customs live alongside each other? What is the history of multiculturalism? What are the arguments for and against its various … Continue reading

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Timed Out: Art and the Transnational Caribbean, Book Launch 2nd May

On Wednesday 2nd May at 6.30pm, the Institute of International Visual Arts (inIVA London), in partnership with The Open University and Open Arts Archive will host a panel discussion and launch of Timed Out: Art and the Transnational Caribbean (Manchester … Continue reading

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OU student releases her first novel

Jessica Thompson, who is studying English Literature and Language with The Open University, has released her first novel ‘This is a Love Story’. Jessica, who works full-time as a reporter at the Wembley Observer, is writing and editing her second … Continue reading

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