Ms Kanta

Voracious reader and DPhil candidate blogs about books and scholarly life.

My Thesis is Slaying Dragons

To-do lists were never really my thing until I started my PhD. However, the various parts of academic life started competing for attention to the point where I could no … Continue reading

07/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

Midnight releases, broken sales records, cosplaying wizards: the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was a flashback to the summer of 2007, when Harry Potter and the Deathly … Continue reading

01/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Writing for a wider audience: ‘The Oxonian Review’, Oxford’s Graduate Literary Magazine — Graduate Projects in the Humanities

You might have wondered what kept me from contributing more regularly to my blog these past months. Well, in January I took over as Editor in Chief of the Oxonian … Continue reading

07/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Review: ‘George and the Blue Moon’ — The Oxford Culture Review

In 2007, Lucy Hawking teamed up with her superstar physicist father Stephen to write a popular science trilogy for children. The George series, aimed at readers aged 8+, turned out … Continue reading

23/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Review: Tom Stoppard on text and performance — The Oxford Culture Review

How much “Shakespeare” is there in a Shakespeare play? A facetious question, perhaps. But it’s a question that is peculiarly specific to the theatre — how much of the author … Continue reading

21/05/2016 · 1 Comment

Review: ‘The Marriage of Kim K’ — The Oxford Culture Review

The Marriage of Figaro, and Kim Kardashian. If this combination sounds incongruous, it is perhaps because of the cultural value attached to opera in the twenty-first century, fitting into a … Continue reading

06/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Review: ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ — The Oxford Culture Review

Twenty seconds was all it took for the Sunday matinee of The Phantom of the Opera to sell out, after Milk & Two Sugars Productions announced this last-minute addition to … Continue reading

04/05/2016 · Leave a comment

The Martian, NASA, and Potatoes

It’s been a while since this originally came out, but I never published it to my blog. In November, I was interviewed by my friend Dan O’Neill, who is a … Continue reading

02/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Fan-fiction: fictie van een grote fan

Armada Ernest Cline In 2011 kwam, volledig uit het niets, een boek over games als nooit tevoren: Ernest Clines debuut Ready Player One. Het dystopische verhaal, dat zich afspeelt in … Continue reading

24/09/2015 · Leave a comment

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