Amber Regis :: "Looking Glasses At Odd Corners"

Life-writing, literature, popular culture.

Nineteenth-Century Memory: On Biography, Forgetfulness and Not Knowing

In March this year I attended a conference at Leeds Trinity University College on the theme of Nineteenth-Century Memory: Approaches and Appropriations. Papers ranged broadly, from Victorian accounts of the … Continue reading

April 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Allusive Biography: The Life of Charlotte Brontë

I’ve just finished re-reading Elizabeth Gaskell’s 1857 biography, The Life of Charlotte Brontë. The book caused widespread controversy on its first publication; lawsuits were threatened and readers were scandalised by … Continue reading

October 25, 2011 · 2 Comments

Holy Flying Circus

Holy Flying Circus, broadcast on BBC Four earlier this week (19.10.11), contained all the classic ingredients of TV biopic. First of all, the plot was grounded in a recognisable history: … Continue reading

October 22, 2011 · 4 Comments

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