Amber Regis :: "Looking Glasses At Odd Corners"

Life-writing, literature, popular culture.

Blog in the News: On Self-Promotion and Networking

While a busy teaching schedule and writing projects have been keeping me away from the blog over the last few weeks, the blog has been active in my absence. Others … Continue reading

March 4, 2012 · Leave a 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

Virginia Woolf Birthday Lecture, 28 January 2012

Last Saturday I travelled down to London for the annual Virginia Woolf birthday lecture organised by the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain. Fittingly, the event was held in the … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

TLS, 20 January 2012

Just a quick note to announce the publication of my ‘In Brief’ review of Richard Locke’s Critical Children: The Use of Childhood in Ten Great Novels (New York: Columbia University … Continue reading

January 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

Top of the Blog: 2011

And so 2011 is drawing to a close, and so too is my first year in the blogosphere. What has surprised me most is the breadth of readership and the … Continue reading

December 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

Celebrity Memoir II: Dear Fatty

Last week I blogged about the Christmas trade in celebrity memoir, and by coincidence or serendipity, last Friday’s Guardian Books podcast contained a segment on the genre. In it, Claire … Continue reading

December 21, 2011 · 1 Comment

Celebrity Memoirs I: A Tale of Literary Snobbishness?

Certain news stories recur with amusing frequency, and Christmas is a ripe time for Lazarus-like reappearances. Worried by spectres of debt, each year we are warned of the dangers of … Continue reading

December 12, 2011 · 6 Comments

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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