Gabriela Frost is currently studying towards her MPhil in European, Latin American and Comparative Literatures and Cultures, with a particular interest in Francophone and Italophone culture and arts. She studied her undergraduate BA in French and Italian across several universities (Trinity College Dublin, Università degli Studi di Siena, Université Aix-Marseille, Royal Holloway) before taking a year out of academia to work in a contemporary art gallery and to fulfil a long-term dream of visiting India prior to arriving at Cambridge. Her research interests centre on early twentieth century art, literature, culture and thought in Europe, with an emphasis on the immigrant artists of the École de Paris, and on the involvement of women as cultural producers and patrons. Aside from academic interests, she loves creating and making and enjoys crochet, printmaking, pottery, photography and all things crafty. She is a keen walker and an amateur ornithologist, and also a big foodie who loves cooking (and eating!).
Dancer, singer, actress, activist and spy: Josephine Baker took both the stage and lectern by storm, as beautifully and boldly conceived in Catel and Bocquet’s graphic novel. But when it comes to her queer relationships they’re decidedly silent, writes our reviewer Gabriela Frost.
Melissa Edmundson’s short story collection, Women’s Weird, is full of literary greats such as Edith Wharton, May Sinclair and Edith Nesbit. Their stories are packed with ghosts, ghouls and weird occurrences, but, says Gabriela Frost, the most chilling aspect is the social treatment of women.
William Henry Searle’s Threads is a call to order and serves to remind us of our material and spiritual reliance on the natural world. But is Searle’s encounter with nature relatable? asks our arts writer Gabriela Frost.