Author Archives: Stephanie Hanson

From LOLcats to Prehistoric Penises: The History of Memes

It’s typical to think of memes as a modern phenomenon. Indeed internet memes are, but what if “meme-age” refers to something deeper, something more entrenched in the history of culture and societal practices. While the notion of the meme is complex, and critics have difficulty fixing down its meaning even now, delving into the mystery of […]

Brummell, Dandyism and the History of Men’s Style

Simplicity, cut, elegance: hallmarks of men’s fashion today you might say, but how often have we considered the origins of these style principles? Of course, within men’s fashion there is still a great deal of variation, with many choosing to express themselves idiosyncratically, but one need look no further than many high street shops to […]