From the Lighthouse
The Power of Little Worlds: Interview with Michelle Cahill

The Power of Little Worlds: Interview with Michelle Cahill

October 13, 2021

In this week's episode of From the Lighthouse, Michelle talks to award-winning short story writer, Michelle Cahill, about 'A Wall of Water' from the short story collection Letter to Pessoa. The two Michelles talk about the power of little worlds and just what a short story can do.

Observing Loneliness: Kazuo Ishiguro‘s Klara and the Sun

Observing Loneliness: Kazuo Ishiguro‘s Klara and the Sun

September 29, 2021

This week, Stephanie, Michelle and Jimmy Zoomed up to discuss Kazuo Ishiguro's latest novel, Klara and the Sun. Is it a brilliant but messy work, a difficult but rewarding experience, or an emotional but somewhat flawed masterpiece? Join them as they discuss this highly divisive novel.

HSC Enrichment Session: The Tempest and Hag-Seed with Professor Louise d’Arcens

HSC Enrichment Session: The Tempest and Hag-Seed with Professor Louise d’Arcens

August 18, 2021

A HSC Enrichment Session with Professor Louise d'Arcens on The Tempest and the novel Hag-Seed (Advanced English Module: Texts and Conversations)

HSC Enrichment Session: Jane Austen’s Emma with Dr Stephanie Russo

HSC Enrichment Session: Jane Austen’s Emma with Dr Stephanie Russo

August 18, 2021

A HSC Enrichment Session with Dr Stephanie Russo on the novel Emma (Advanced English Module: Critical Study of Literature)

Page Richards on the changing states and stakes of literary fiction in contemporary times

Page Richards on the changing states and stakes of literary fiction in contemporary times

October 7, 2020

In this week's episode of From the Lighthouse, join Michelle as she talks with Page Richards, director of Hong Kong University's MFA program and prize-winning poet and vaudeville artist. They discuss the changing states and stakes of literary fiction in contemporary times.

Before Shackleton there was  Ursula K. Le Guin’s “Sur”

Before Shackleton there was Ursula K. Le Guin’s “Sur”

September 2, 2020

Join Associate Professor Jane Messer and Michelle as they discuss Ursula K. Le Guin's speculative short story "Sur" about the group of women explorers who arrived at the Antarctic's South Pole, well before Shackleton. 

Graham Greene’s ‘A Little Place Off the Edgware Road’ and Paddy OReilly’s ‘Baggage Claim’

Graham Greene’s ‘A Little Place Off the Edgware Road’ and Paddy OReilly’s ‘Baggage Claim’

August 19, 2020

Associate Professor Jane Messer joins Michelle to discuss a short horror story by Graham Greene, 'A Little Place Off the Edgware Road' and another short story by Australian writer, Paddy O'Reilly, 'Baggage Claim'. If you'd like to read O'Reilly's short story before listening, her story was published in Overland and the link is provided below.

https://overland.org.au/previous-issues/issue-231/fiction-paddy-oreilly/

Classic Teendaptation #5: She’s All That

Classic Teendaptation #5: She’s All That

June 24, 2020

The 1999 film She's All That is an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion...or is it? This week, Stephanie, Kirstin and Jimmy discuss glasses,  the class system, and disappointment. 

Macbeth: The Enduring Appeal of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play

Macbeth: The Enduring Appeal of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play

April 15, 2020

Shakespeare's Macbeth is so good that we can't stop thinking about it, or talking about it. This week, Stephanie, Jimmy and Kirstin discuss the appeal of the Scottish play, as well as the best and worst adaptations.

Comfort Texts for a Brave New World

Comfort Texts for a Brave New World

April 1, 2020

The world is in a very strange place right now, and we're in need of serious distraction. Jimmy, Kirstin and Stephanie take you through their favourite comfort books, television shows, movies and podcasts.

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