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
Crime comes first in Linda La Plante's dramas, but sexual politics is never far behind.
Sunday, August 26 2012
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
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
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
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.
Friday, May 11 2012
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
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
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
Who’s Better, Who’s Best?: Tom Baker, that’s WHO and he’s back.
Sunday, November 20 2011
Old Drag Queens never die; they just go into social housing and live off welfare handouts, and shoplift.