Amber Regis :: "Looking Glasses At Odd Corners"

Life-writing, literature, popular culture.

JVC Bloggers Fair

The Journal of Victorian Culture Online website is staging a Bloggers Fair this month. Each day a new blog is featured; the author reflects on its content and discusses their … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

On Academic Blogging

I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging recently, and about academic blogging in particular. Why do academics turn to the blogosphere? What motives lurk behind this practice, and how do … Continue reading

February 5, 2012 · 12 Comments

On Blogging and Being Busy

Regular visitors to the blog will no doubt have realised this is not the long awaited third instalment of my series on celebrity memoir. Be assured this post is on … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Crossing Over

I was particularly struck by an article in this week’s Times Higher Education: ‘Through the eyes of others’ (27 Oct–2 Nov 2011). It asked what the positives and pitfalls are … Continue reading

October 31, 2011 · Leave a 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

“Looking Glasses At Odd Corners”

The title of my blog is taken from Virginia Woolf’s essay, ‘The Art of Biography’. She argues that modern day biographers, living in a world of fast communications and new … Continue reading

October 18, 2011 · 1 Comment

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Advertisements
Creative Commons License
Except where otherwise stated, "Looking Glasses at Odd Corners" is © Amber Regis and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.