If I only were as good at bribery as the artist who drew this extremely-flattering sketch of Dickens.

Downtown Dickens: Oliver!

Anyone within London’s gravitational pull ought to head down to the Museum of London to see the Dickens and London exhibit. No, they didn’t pay me to say that, despite my best efforts. The museum has a large collection of artifacts from Victorian London, from metal signposts to toys to paintings. Now my knowledge of […]

If Webster had it his way, this paper probably would have been made from someone's skin.

The Duchess at the Old Vic: The Silence of the Lambs

Unbelievably, in the burning eye of the Easter news drought, I have something to report on: the other day I saw The Duchess of Malfi at the Old Vic, something so relevant to my subject it hurts. In fact in the first year I studied The Duchess of Malfi (by John Webster) and did a […]

Like this, but eating olives.

Easter Agenda: The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Easter holiday is pretty long. To be specific, it’s exactly over a month long. That’s right, exactly. And gone are the days when you could justify not studying very frequently during a holiday. Personally, I don’t want to be embarrassed by the Medieval Literature exam. Here’s a list of the things I won’t rest […]

Semester’s End: Gone with the Wind

The second year doesn’t mess around. A semester has come, gone, and left me wondering if it wasn’t all just a very literary dream. The best kind of dream. I’m certain that I know more about Old English, Geoffrey Chaucer and the Renaissance than before, there’s no doubt there. But there’s more to it than […]

A University Christmas: It’s a Wonderful Life

So it’s Christmas, is it? I almost didn’t notice. Except I did, and I think it’s just great. Lots of people find the way it gets dark so early at this time of the year depressing; not me, it’s just a constant reminder that we’re getting closer to Christmas Day. Besides, it’s never really dark […]

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