Matthew Taunton is a Leverhulme Fellow in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at UEA, and is currently working on a book about the cultural resonances of the Russian Revolution in Britain.

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Culture
07 July 2010
July is born into slavery in nineteenth century Jamaica, and plucked aged nine from her mother's arms to be the...
Culture
26 October 2009
As a child in the 1950s, Ian Jack hated the depressing tedium of Sundays. No shops were open, no trains ran - every...
Books
08 October 2009
In some respects, it's the most important statistic in modern Britain. In 1914, ten per cent of Britain's housing stock...
Books
06 August 2009
The thinkers discussed in this neat little book had grand ambitions for philosophy. Sartre, Foucault and Deleuze saw...
Ideas
12 June 2008
The ultimate critical virtue, agree many academics, is transgression - social, sexual and political. Theorists such as...
Books
08 May 2008
This fascinating yet deeply troubling double biography looks at the lives of the 20th century’s most notorious...
Books
08 May 2008
Nicholas Murray describes and reflects on the experiences of an impressively wide range of Victorian travel writers,...
Ideas
19 March 2008
"Big Brother is watching you." With these words the postwar era began, and in some ways they have come to embody the...
Politics
21 February 2008
Will there ever again be a public intellectual who commands the attention of so many across the planet? During the...
Books
21 February 2008
Readers fretting about Omega-3 deficiency, amino-acid imbalance, or beta-carotene-induced apoplexy won’t find much to...
Politics
07 February 2008
Of the great English poets, few are so controversial as John Milton. T S Eliot and F R Leavis said his “grand style”...
Politics
31 January 2008
Since the deaths of Jacques Derrida in 2004 and Jean Baudrillard in 2007, the Slovenian critic Slavoj Zizek has quickly...
Books
15 November 2007
Few jobs attract more envy than that of the food critic: free food, fine wine, and the rest of the day for deliberation...
Books
15 November 2007
The phone rings. It’s someone from the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, someone called Juliet Solomon...

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