When young Manchester trickster Mary Jebb narrowly escapes the gallows in 1787, the reprieve comes at a terrible price… seven years in a penal colony ‘at the ends of the earth.’
Source: Book review: The Penny Heart by Martine Bailey – Blackpool Gazette
We may never know if the Victorian author had sexual relationships with other women, but writer Deborah Lutz analyzes why Charlotte was so focused on female erotic liaisons.
Source: Was Charlotte Brontë Gay?
The two literary heavyweights talk about the politics of storytelling, the art of the swordfight and why dragons are good for the economy.
Source: “Let’s talk about genre”: Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation
Monstrous media/spectral subjects explores the intersection of monsters, ghosts, representation and technology in Gothic texts from the nineteenth century to the present. It argues that emerging media technologies from the phantasmagoria and magic lantern to the hand-held video camera and the personal computer both shape Gothic subjects and in turn become Gothicised.
Source: Manchester University Press – Monstrous media/spectral subjects
There are black-and-white movie aesthetics and well-judged performances in Jemima Levick’s excellent production
Source: Great Expectations review – gothic staging creates Dickensian dream-world