Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Eyal Weizman in Manchester

This is one to look forward to… Eyal Weizman, author of Hollow Land, Mengele’s Skull, A Civilian Occupation and many other interesting, thoughtful, challenging books, will be delivering the 2013 … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

On being childfree – and broody

I am positively childfree. I am also, at this moment in time, hideously broody. As I wend my way through my late 30s and my ovaries realise that they aren’t … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

Academic privilege

From Wedded to the Land: Gender, Boundaries and Nationalism in Crisis, by Mary Layoun (Duke University Press, 2001), page 7, talking about the author’s relationships with Greek and Lebanese refugee … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Boyarins on ‘the Lebensraum rhetoric on the part of mainstream Israeli politicians’

It’s my great privilege at the moment – and somewhat of an irony and cause for shame, given that the Cameron government’s efforts to destroy every remnant of a social … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · Leave a comment