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Squeeze the Universe into a Ball: A Reading List for Eliot's 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock'
We look at the many literary texts which are referenced and alluded to in T.S. Eliot's iconic poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," as well as a number of the texts which have since been influenced by this famous Modernist work.
The Terrible Twos: Gothic Doubles in the writing of Daphne Du Maurier
Although often described as an author of romance stories, Daphne Du Maurier is best characterised as a Gothic writer. Within this genre, the trope that most defined her career was that of the Gothic double. We explore the use of the dual character in her work.
Tales of a Juvenile Genius: The Fantasy Worlds of Charlotte Brontë
Charlotte Brontë is one of the most renowned English authors for her Gothic masterpiece Jane Eyre. However, for most of her life, Brontë's writing centred on the fantasy worlds she made as a child. We take a look at some of the best of Brontë's juvenilia.
Dicking around with Dickens: The Oft Overlooked Humor of a Literary Master
Dickens was known in his life as a great humorist, but this aspect of his writing is now often overlooked. We take a look at how audiences were tickled pink by Dickens' work.
Exploring Jane Austen through the Proud and the Prejudiced
Jane Austen's books have delighted audiences for over 200 years. However, their appeal is not a 'truth universally acknowledged.' What can we learn about Austen from her proud fans and her prejudiced detractors?