About

I am a freelance culture writer, sometimes lecturer, and arts worker based in Birmingham, UK (but can usually be found on a train). In 2012 I was awarded a PhD for my thesis on Women Surrealists from the University of Birmingham. This was predated by an MA in Modern European Cultures (UoB, 2007) and a BA (Hons) in Media and Communications from Birmingham City University (2005).

I contine to work on Women Surrealists and their approach to magic, the occult, and fashion as alchemy, but my research interests include (although are not restricted to):

  • Women artists, Surrealism and cool women of history
  • Femininity and sexuality
  • Masquerade, the marvellous, and the superfluous
  • Magic, Witchery and the esoteric
  • Old Hollywood and cinema
  • Costume and fashion
  • Ballet and dance

Please feel free to send me nice message and commissions via email: sabinastent@gmail.com

 

Public Lectures:

Treadwells Bookshop (November 2017) – Valentine Penrose, Surreal Occultress
https://www.treadwells-london.com/event/valentine-penrose-surreal-occultress/

Treadwells Bookshop (May 2017) – Leonor Fini, Surrealist Sorceress
https://www.treadwells-london.com/event/leonor-fini-surrealist-sorceress/

Birmingham and Midlands Institute (March 2017) – Emmy Bridgwater and the Birmingham Surrealists

BCU School of Jewellery (March 2017) – Intimate Jewels: Intimate Jewels: Surrealism, Fetish and Fairy Tales

 

Selected Bylines:

Sabat Magazine: Elements Issue (Print copy) 
http://www.sabatmagazine.com

Dazed & Confused
http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/28541/1/incredible-female-artists-who-refused-to-be-mere-muses

Daily Grindhouse
http://t.co/qkX8pIJG4i

BFI
http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/features/pictures/audrey-hepburn-givenchy
http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/features/kick-me-six-marx-brothers-sidekicks

Bright Wall/Dark Room
http://brightwalldarkroom.com/article/55a21484ada6e2242cb6fe18/the_blonde_in_the_kitchen

HeyUGuys
http://www.heyuguys.com/author/sabina-stent/

Verite (July 2014)
http://t.co/5pfbJrVTRn

Little White Lies
http://www.littlewhitelies.co.uk/features/articles/in-praise-of-female-method-actors-28322
http://www.littlewhitelies.co.uk/writer/sabina-stent

Silent London (March 2014)
http://silentlondon.co.uk/2014/06/24/das-cabinet-des-dr-caligari-review/
Surrealism, symbols and sexuality in Un Chien Andalou (1929) and L’Age d’Or (1930)

ZERO Magazine
http://www.zero-magazine.co.uk/ed-wood/
http://www.zero-magazine.co.uk/la-vie-de-jean-cocteau/
http://www.zero-magazine.co.uk/jacques-tati-design-is-a-state-of-mind/

 

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