Beards and texts: reading images of masculinity in medieval German literature

Seb Coxon explains what got him interested in researching how beards are portrayed in medieval German literary texts, and how we make make sense of this. His new book, ‘Beards and Texts: Images of masculinity in medieval German literature’ out now with UCL Press, and available as a free e-book. Continue reading Beards and texts: reading images of masculinity in medieval German literature

Who did Twitter users blame for Brexit?

Much of the acrimonious debate on Brexit of the past few years played out on Twitter. But the sheer volume of Tweets on the subject, and the oft-cited ‘echo chamber’ phenomenon make it difficult to gauge what this conversation looked like. What kind of messages were prominent on Twitter? Which side of the Brexit debate was strongest? How did this change over time? How were Theresa May and Boris Johnson judged in their tenure as prime minister? Continue reading Who did Twitter users blame for Brexit?