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Gabrielle Malcolm
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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.


Sunday, October 28 2012

Spare Rib? More like Prime Rib: La Plante's Ladies Are on the Case: 'The Best of Lynda La Plante'

Crime comes first in Linda La Plante's dramas, but sexual politics is never far behind.

Sunday, August 26 2012

Everything Comes to She Who Waits: 'Bad Girls: Series 8'

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.

Monday, April 30 2012

Bestowing Animation Upon Lifeless Matter: 'Frankenstein: The Interactive Literary App'

Maybe hacking up a classic horror story is anathema to many readers, but there is a strange allure about stitching together a new creation from the body of the novel. What's the harm in a little experimentation?

Wednesday, April 25 2012

No Shaggy Dog Story: 'The Wolf Gift' is Anne Rice Back With a (Bloody) Vengeance

Anne Rice, with her (sometimes bloody) dissection of issues such as morality and desire, is answering the acquisition of the Gothic by the mainstream YA market -- and retrieving it for us grown-ups.

Monday, March 19 2012

Moral Conundrum Across the Ages: 'Philip K Dick and Philosophy: Do Androids Have Kindred Spirits?'

The critique of transcription, adaptation, and commercialism in Philip K Dick's work is set beside that of technologies, morality and society. Rather like Blade Runner.

Fun At St.Fanny's [23.Aug.11]


Friday, May 11 2012

Maurice Sendak: A Fable-Maker for Our Times

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.

Tuesday, February 14 2012

Reading the Detectives: US Crime Overtakes British Romance

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.

Wednesday, January 25 2012

The Curious Case of the Closure of the Charles Dickens Museum

Charles Dickens is a national, if not international, cultural figure. Is it such a problem that the London museum dedicated to him will be closed for the bicentenary?

Tuesday, December 13 2011

Doctor Who: Hornets’ Nest by Paul Mars

Who’s Better, Who’s Best?: Tom Baker, that’s WHO and he’s back.

Monday, November 21 2011

A Force to Be Reckoned With: Dragging us into the 21st Century

Old Drag Queens never die; they just go into social housing and live off welfare handouts, and shoplift.

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