From the Lighthouse
A Christmas Carol: or the Case of the Misunderstood Capitalist

A Christmas Carol: or the Case of the Misunderstood Capitalist

December 19, 2018

Bah humbug! This week, Jimmy and Stephanie revisit Charles Dickens's classic A Christmas Carol, on the 175th anniversary of its publication. Join them as they discuss Scrooge, ghosts, Mickey Mouse, and Stephanie’s favourite Christmas song. 

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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Bonus Episode - IASPR Interview with Jodi McAlister

Bonus Episode - IASPR Interview with Jodi McAlister

June 29, 2018

Stephanie interviews Dr Jodi McAlister, Lecturer at Deakin University and graduate of Macquarie University, at the 2018 IASPR Conference. They talk about her research on The Bachelor, romance novels, and more. 

Bonus Episode - Interview with IASPR Keynote Speakers

Bonus Episode - Interview with IASPR Keynote Speakers

June 29, 2018

Stephanie interviews Associate Professor Kim Wilkins, Associate Professor Lisa Fletcher and Dr Beth Driscoll, who are the keynote speakers for the IASPR's (International Association for the Study of Popular Romance) seventh international conference on Popular Romance Studies.

SWF 2018 - Our Top Picks

SWF 2018 - Our Top Picks

April 25, 2018

Sydney Writers' Festival is definitely the best week of the year! This week, Stephanie and Michelle pour over the 2018 program, and pick their highlights, from ancient Greek epic to young Australian poets.

The Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018 Longlist Show

The Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018 Longlist Show

March 14, 2018

The longlist for the Women's Prize was released on March 8, International Women's Day. This week, Stephanie and Michelle discuss the longlist: the books they've read, the books they want to read, and the snubs. 

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Generation Women: Suvi Derkenne on the Importance of Women’s Voices

Generation Women: Suvi Derkenne on the Importance of Women’s Voices

February 28, 2018

Generation Women is a storytelling event where women from all walks of life tell stories and celebrate women's voices. This week, Stephanie talks to Macquarie University English alumna Suvi Derkenne about bringing Generation Women to Australia, the importance of women's voices, and what she's been up to since leaving Macquarie. The first Generation Women event will be held at the Giant Dwarf Theatre on Wednesday March 7th. 

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Valentine’s Day Special: The Wretched Cant of Love

Valentine’s Day Special: The Wretched Cant of Love

February 14, 2018

Are you a Valentine's Day sap or a grinch? This week, Stephanie, Michelle and Jimmy are joined by Associate Professor Hsu-Ming Teo to talk about all things romance. They discuss Austen, why murder makes romance novels more interesting, why good real estate matters, and Michelle get the giggles over deer. 

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Special Event: A Day of Literature, Music & Culture at M on the Bund

Special Event: A Day of Literature, Music & Culture at M on the Bund

January 30, 2018

A special From the Lighthouse presentation: an evening of poetry and song in China! Featuring Toby Davidson, Jane Messer and Hsu-Ming Teo reading their works, with musical accompaniment by Shu-Cheen Yu.

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Elf, Rudolph, Mannequin Mom, Mr Hanky, and the Osmonds - it must be the Christmas Show!

Elf, Rudolph, Mannequin Mom, Mr Hanky, and the Osmonds - it must be the Christmas Show!

December 20, 2017

Christmas is a time for...escaping family by watching television and reading? This week, Stephanie, Michelle and Jimmy discuss their favourite Christmas books, films and tv shows, and Stephanie is mocked for liking Elf. Merry Christmas!

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