Author: Christina Vassell

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A Guide to The Literary Pilgrimage

Perhaps the most famous story about a pilgrimage is Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and now literary tourism, a new form of secular pilgrimage, has now become an increasingly popular way of connecting readers with their...

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The Internet of Bodies

You may have come across the term the “Internet of Things”, a phrase that has came to encompass everything that is already connected to the internet such as PCs and mobile devices but also...

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The History of the Book

With World Book Day – an annual event commissioned by UNESCO in 1995 to promote reading and publishing – being celebrated across the United Kingdom and Ireland recently (7th March), it is only fitting...

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When #MeToo becomes #MeFirst

The founder of the #MeToo campaign, Tarana Burke, has expressed concerns that the movement has been hijacked by mainstream media as a “witch-hunt” with the purpose of defaming masculinity as “fundamentally toxic”. The campaign...

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The Great (Fire)wall of China

China’s “Big Brother” social rating system is still striving for Utopia despite comparisons to an Orwellian nightmare China, with currently a population of 1.4 billion people, has recently emerged as a technological superpower with...