Musings on holiday reading (2017)

Too small, too heavy. I can’t fit them all in my suitcase – disaster! I finally have my summer holiday booked and the first thing that excites me is getting to choose which books I take with me on my travels. Every year I misjudge it – usually I don’t take enough. My mother suggestedContinue reading “Musings on holiday reading (2017)”

How was women’s leisure depicted on screen in the first half of the twentieth century?

Introduction The term ‘leisure’ was developed after 1950; in the absence of the concept of leisure prior to that, it is more applicable to discuss how women chose to spend their ‘spare time’, or to identify what activities were conducted for pure female enjoyment.[1] The films I have chosen to discuss largely focus on workingContinue reading “How was women’s leisure depicted on screen in the first half of the twentieth century?”