Contemporary Review

Founded in 1866, Contemporary Review is a scholarly journal published quarterly. Contemporary Review Company Ltd. owns and publishes this journal, and its editorial headquarters is in Oxford, United Kingdom.Contemporary Review covers a number of topics, including politics, international affairs, literature, art and art history. Its region and its audience are international. Dr. Richard Mullen is the editor; Dr. Alex Kerr is the managing editor; Dr. James Munson is the literary editor; and Anselma Bruce is the associate editor. James LoGerfo, Robin Findlay and Charles Foster are the editorial advisers.

Articles from Vol. 265, No. 1542, July

African Universities Seek Autonomy
THE University of Zimbabwe recently reported a scandalously high thirty-four per cent vacancy rate. Almost half the staff posts at Makerere University in Uganda are unfilled. Many of the ninety-five top higher education institutions in Africa south of...
A South African Nightmare
I have had this nightmare ever since teaching in South Africa. I always supported sanctions as a protest not only against South African apartheid but also against the brutality directed against South African Blacks by South African white leaders and...
Biedermeier Romanticist - Carl Spitzweg
ONCE Napoleon was got out of the way there were a few good Romantic painters who took up the slack in German painting, but one good painter who flourished through the middle of the period until the late eighties was Carl Spitzweg (1808-1885) who had,...
Freud, Jung and Joyce: Conscious Connections
THE American poet, Conrad Aiken (1889-1973), whose writing, verse and prose demonstrates an evident interest in psychological enquiry indicated that he had been strongly influenced by Freud from about 1912 and goes on to suggest that everybody had been...
Ireland's Forgotten Patriot
IMAGINE the Queen crossing the Irish Sea for the ceremonial opening of an Irish Parliament in Dublin. It would, of course, be the legislature of a United Ireland. Such a suggestion is now crazy, but it was the aim of John Redmond, leader of the Irish...
Italy Turns Rightwards
THE Italian general election of March 27 produced a major upset. Most observers of the Italian political scene had predicted that there would be a hung parliament; instead, the 'Liberty Pole', the three party right-wing alliance, won a substantial victory...
Setting Betjeman to Music
JOHN Betjeman died ten years ago, and today's various memorial celebrations of this event have reminded me that I am now one of the last few of his contemporaries left above ground who knew him at all well. I first met him in his Architectural Review...
The Material and Spiritual Sides of Life
IN the lives we lead and in the decisions we make, we are confronted by two important forces which shape personalities, characterise societies and influence the development of history. The material and spiritual sides of life exist in a state of precarious...
Vive Les Folies Bergere!
THE famous music hall that became so synonomous with Paris and as familiar a landmark in the city as the Eiffel Tower, which had survived for over one hundred years including the two world wars, was forced to close its doors due to financial problems....