Besides the sad realisation that after graduating these people will never realise the potential their teacher sees in them, there is deep melancholy beneath their fantasies about “Wittgenstein Jr” praising them.
Juliet Jacques worked for the NHS through many of the reforms of recent years. Here, she tells the story of her personal involvement with the health service, from the audible gasps and moans from staff as the Coalition’s new structure was unveiled, to joining the dole queue once her job ceased to exist.
In a world where left-wing politics has often derided LGBT identities as “bourgeois” and then accused us of splitting the movement, it infuriates me that I’ve had to take a break from writing a piece on the Tories’ “liberation” of the NHS to write 8,500 words to debunk a sexological concept that was shown to be untenable before the start of the First World War.
Why should my opinions, or those of other comment journalists, be worth more than those of anyone else, especially now Twitter allows anyone to find an audience?
A new biography explores the power dynamics of psychoanalysis.
Cixous argued that rather than undermining the class struggle, militant women would "push it forward" to prevent it "from operating as a form of repression".
Juliet Jacques talk to US journalist Janet Mock about her book Redefining Realness.
Digital technology has finally made it possible for Tristano to be printed as the author intended. But should it be judged on its central device alone?
The first major exhibition of Hannah Höch is being held at the Whitechapel Gallery.
Progress on their participation is being made – but not quickly enough.
Georg Kaiser’s Expressionist morality tale at the National Theatre.
Normally, once I'm comfortable with people I don't worry too much about ‘passing’– that is, hiding my transsexual past – but I'm not sure how to play this. Are they reading and treating me as male or female?
A fascinating and funny dissection of the relationship between art and commerce.
It's been a fraught year for relations between trans people and the British press, from Richard Littlejohn singling out transsexual teacher Lucy Meadows, to the reaction to Chelsea Manning's announcement.
What if you could live your life over again?
A tribute to a dying breed, and the narratives around him.
Juliet Jacques on Deborah Levy's new essay.
Asunder communicates its ideas, and their supporting cultural references, subtly and efficiently.
Juliet Jacques returns to one of Britain’s best silent films.
Juliet Jacques considers the changing meaning of a seminal work of performance art.
An interview with McKenzie Wark.
Some thoughts on their relationship in 2013.
Neil McKenna’s book revisits one of Victorian Britain’s most explosive trials.
An innovative "memoir" reassesses the place of women in modern literature.
A new volume remembers "experimental" author B S Johnson as far more than a novelist.
An interview with the cult author about Exodus, the final novel in his trilogy about philosophy and writing.
When it comes to pronouns or gendered descriptors, it's better to allow people autonomy over their identities rather than impose your own preconceptions.
Talkies took over, but as a form the silent movie stands the test of time.
The Tate Modern’s new exhibition asks how painting and performance art met – and parted.