Amber Regis :: "Looking Glasses At Odd Corners"

Life-writing, literature, popular culture.

Textile Stories Blog

Head over to the Textile Stories blog, set up and managed by former colleagues in the School of English at the University of Chester. I’ve just published a post, co-authored … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Are You At Home?: (Part 2: Sound, Sleep and Stuff)

I had an overwhelming response to my last blog post on concepts of home and the uncanny. Away from the blog, it prompted Facebook comments, Tweets and face-to-face conversations (remember … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

Are You At Home? (Part I: The Uncanny)

Shortly before Christmas, something strange happened: my Mum asked me a question I could not answer. “Where are you? Are you at home?”. I paused. “Where do you mean by … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · 5 Comments

Storying Sheffield 2012

Back in June I found myself on a train reading the following passage from George Eliot’s Middlemarch: [Bulstrode] felt the scenes of his earlier life coming between him and everything … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Objects and Material Things II: Souvenirs and Collecting

Last week I blogged about two very different life-narratives emerging from two very similar items: Victorian decoupage screens — one created by a man, Charles Dickens, and the other created … Continue reading

December 4, 2011 · 8 Comments

Objects and Material Things I: Reading Screens

Charles Dickens has been in the news a lot recently. With his bicentenary in 2012, events and celebrations are being announced with increasing frequency (such as a BFI film festival … Continue reading

November 27, 2011 · 4 Comments

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