Kim Lockwood is a PhD candidate and Associate Tutor in American Studies at the University of East Anglia. Her research focuses on reading the relationship between the human and the nonhuman in domestic space in twentieth century art and literature. She is also co-editor of Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam (Cinnamon Press, 2012), and her poetry has appeared in the European Journal of International Law and the Everyman’s Library anthology, Villanelles (2012).

Book Review: Stuff Theory, Everyday Objects, Radical Materialism by Maurizia Boscagli

In Stuff Theory, Maurizia Boscagli approaches the object at a particular moment in the life-cycle of consumer capitalism. When things are no longer desirable – when the shine has worn off, or clothes become overworn, and knick-knacks are shoved to the back of the shelf – but are not yet broken-down enough to be comfortably categorised as trash, they become, for Boscagli, ‘stuff’. Continue reading