Clare Market Review
The Clare Market Review is both a journal and a review, and in these guises has been produced at LSE since 1905. In the early days Beatrice and Sidney Webb’s systemic appraisals of governance would sit next to Bernard Shaw’s rolling accounts of the arts. Later, ribald cartoons by Spike Milligan would face off against Bertrand Russell’s geopolitics. Throughout its life, low and high writing cultures would be routinely collapsed, while the values of wit and incision were always upheld.
Re-launched in 2008 after a three-decade vacation, Clare looks to provide more of the same, in a marketplace where more of the same is something appetisingly different.
Centered around an over-arching theme and subsequently divided into clusters, Clare is a work that builds itself out of the voices of our own student and academic body. It functions as a journal in its contribution to academic thought, providing a platform for LSE students to be published alongside globally recognised academics and contributors from around the world.
It is also a review where art and culture mingle, providing debate and commentary, original artwork and graphics, surrounding us with the liveliest and most listenable voices of our generation. Photography, illustrations and paintings complement, enhance and enter into a dialectic with the written pieces, providing a myriad of interpretation that the reader (and author/ artist!) can engage with.
Clare exists materially in both paper and electronic forms. In addition to the lovingly crafted, bound print, the electronic edition exists in a content-generative relationship with the paper edition. Adumbrations and playful experiments grow from here into fully-formed articles. Clare permeates all LSE life: she adorns our bookshelves, she hosts social events and parties. She and her online counterpart – Clive – bring bands to perform on the roofs of LSE buildings and videos to pepper our social media webscape.
Be a writer, painter, thinker, dancer, dreamer… there is something for everyone at Clare! Come join a long, rich history of academics and artists; the door is open.
Take a step into our wonderful world.
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