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1819: An Extraordinarily Prolific Year for Keats

1819: An Extraordinarily Prolific Year for Keats

July 3, 2019

The romantic poet John Keats wrote most of his most famous poetry in the year 1819: 200 years ago this year. This week, Stephanie is joined by Dr Geoffrey Payne for an expansive discussion about Keats's life, death, poetry, and why 1819 was such an extraordinarily prolific year for him.

Interview with Ellie Crookes on Guinevere and Arthurian Literature

Interview with Ellie Crookes on Guinevere and Arthurian Literature

May 22, 2019

Guinevere has always been one of the most popular, and the most contested, characters of the Arthurian legends. This week, Stephanie is joined by Ellie Crookes to talk about the place of Guinevere in Arthurian literature, and why the nineteenth century loved to represent her as a nun.

FrankenReads @ Macquarie Session 3: Frankenstein Goes to the Movies

FrankenReads @ Macquarie Session 3: Frankenstein Goes to the Movies

November 28, 2018

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein we will be releasing recordings from the FrankenReads event at Macquarie University in September.

​This week's recording features the following presentations:

“’Yes Master, No Master’: The Cinematic Development of Igor in the Frankenstein Narrative” by Guy Webster

​“Monstrous Scions: Frankenstein and Posthumanist Mythology” by Paul Sheehan

FrankenReads @ Macquarie Session 2: New Perspectives on Frankenstein

FrankenReads @ Macquarie Session 2: New Perspectives on Frankenstein

November 14, 2018

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein we will be releasing recordings from the FrankenReads event at Macquarie University in September.

​This week's recording features the following presentations:

“The Tangled World of Frankenstein and Conflict of Laws” by Harry Melkonian ​ 

Frankenstein in Hyperspace: The Return of Twenty-first-century Digital Technologies to the Origins of Virtual Space in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” by Kirstin Mills

FrankenReads @ Macquarie Session 1: Revisiting Frankenstein

FrankenReads @ Macquarie Session 1: Revisiting Frankenstein

October 31, 2018

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein we will be releasing recordings from the FrankenReads event at Macquarie University in September.

This week's recording features the following presentations:

“’My Beloved Sister’: The Other Family in Frankenstein” by Lee O’Brien

'Using “the living animal” to re-animate “lifeless clay”: The role of vivisection in the creation of Frankenstein's monster' by Libby King

“’The reflections of my hours of despondency and solitude’: Narrating Solitude in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein” by Geoffrey Payne

 

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A Sensational Book: Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret

A Sensational Book: Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret

October 17, 2018

Sensation! Scandal! Murder! Bigamy! A femme fatale! This book has it all! This week, Stephanie and Lee are reading one of the nineteenth-century's favourite sensation fictions: Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret.

The Myth, the Heights, the Poetry and the Dogs: 200 Years of Emily Bronte

The Myth, the Heights, the Poetry and the Dogs: 200 Years of Emily Bronte

July 25, 2018

Emily Bronte was born on 30 July 1818: 200 years ago this month. To celebrate her 200th birthday, Stephanie was joined by Dr Lee O'Brien to discuss the Bronte myth, Wuthering Heights, poetry, and dogs.

A WoMAN of no Importance: 125 Years of Comedy, Tragedy and Confusing Aestheticism

A WoMAN of no Importance: 125 Years of Comedy, Tragedy and Confusing Aestheticism

April 18, 2018

Is Oscar Wilde's play about a woman of no importance or a man of no importance? To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the play, Stephanie and Lee discuss comedy, tragedy, and the confusing appeal of aestheticism.

Handsome, Clever, Rich and Bored: The Mixed Blessings of Jane Austen’s Emma

Handsome, Clever, Rich and Bored: The Mixed Blessings of Jane Austen’s Emma

March 7, 2018

Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence. Or does she? This week, Stephanie is joined by Dr Lee O'Brien to discuss Mr Knightley, Miss Bates, and why Emma's big problem is that she's just so bored.

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that you need not have an excuse to pod about Pride and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that you need not have an excuse to pod about Pride and Prejudice

January 17, 2018

Do we really need an excuse to talk about Pride and Prejudice? Stephanie is joined by Dr Lee O'Brien and Dr Geoff Payne to talk about everybody's favourite novel and gush about the enduring genius of Jane Austen. 

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