Dr Gabrielle Malcolm is a writer, artist and academic based in the UK. She is known for her publications on Victorian literature and culture and her writing on Shakespeare on stage, TV and Film. She has published alongside writers such as AS Byatt in 'The Dickensian' journal, and her performance art pieces were featured in the Liverpool City of Culture celebrations in 2008, at the Liverpool Tate amongst other venues. Recent publications include a chapter in 'Writing Women of the Fin de Siecle: Authors of Change' (Palgrave McMillan, 2011). She is an avid fan of the Gothic and the Neo-Victorian. Her literary blog 'A Special Mention' has many followers and she can regularly be found tweeting @gabymalcolm, with fellow Shakespeareans and fans of Gene Kelly.
Spare Rib? More like Prime Rib: La Plante's Ladies Are on the Case: 'The Best of Lynda La Plante' | 28 Oct 2012 // 5:05 PM
Crime comes first in Linda La Plante's dramas, but sexual politics is never far behind.
Everything Comes to She Who Waits: 'Bad Girls: Series 8' | 26 Aug 2012 // 5:05 PM
This is a marvellous concoction of campy passions and ironic takes on popular culture. Always seductive, always charming, and never anything but camp, Bad Girls Series 8 ends on a high.
Maurice Sendak: A Fable-Maker for Our Times | 11 May 2012 // 3:00 AM
The 20th century did its best to dismantle innocence and inflict ideologically based suffering on children so as to darken human psychology for generations to come. Sendak dealt in honesty to make sense of bleak legacies.
Reading the Detectives: US Crime Overtakes British Romance | 14 Feb 2012 // 12:30 AM
Time was when you couldn’t move in a library in England for romance fiction: Dames Barbara and Catherine (Cartland and Cookson) dominated the shelves. Hundreds upon hundreds of copies of their titles (in large-print format very often) were loaned out by the armful.