Mini Lush Haul

It isn’t often that I treat myself to this type of thing. My usual  hair-washing routine involves buying varying £1 Alberto Balsam shampoos, washing my face with soap and the occasional splash of bubble bath – and even that’s gone down the pan in my slightly grim student bathroom. Knowing my online spending splurges, it … Continue reading Mini Lush Haul

To what extent do the songs of Sleaford Mods uphold or upset our Žižekian “obligation to enjoy?”

In an essay of 2008, Paul Kingsbury stated that “our submission to a ‘monstrous duty to enjoy’ is coextensive with a capitalist regime that bombards us with promises of enjoyment, yet ultimately deprives us of enjoying ourselves.”[1] It is this very issue, discussed in depth by the cultural critic Slavoj Žižek, that facilitates the splenetic … Continue reading To what extent do the songs of Sleaford Mods uphold or upset our Žižekian “obligation to enjoy?”