Amber Regis :: "Looking Glasses At Odd Corners"

Life-writing, literature, popular culture.

Reviews and Occasional Essays


‘The secrets of John Addington Symonds’s Memoirs‘. London Library Magazine (forthcoming March 2017).

‘The Song of the Swimmer’: John Addington Symonds’s Memoirs. Times Literary Supplement (forthcoming November 2016).


Review essay on Life in Squares (BBC Television) and Living in Squares, Loving in Triangles: The Lives and Loves of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group by Amy Licence, Times Literary Supplement (14 August 2015).

Review essay on The Disinherited by Robert Sackville-West and Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West by Matthew Dennison, Times Literary Supplement (3 April 2015).

‘In Brief’ review of Virginia Woolf and Music ed. by Adriana Varga, Times Literary Supplement (8 October 2014).

‘In Brief’ review of The Bloomsbury Memoir Club by S.P Rosenbaum (ed. and intro. by James M. Haule), Times Literary Supplement (16 July 2014).

‘In Brief’ review of Women’s University Fiction, 1880-1945 by Anna Bogen, Times Literary Supplement (6 June 2014).

Review of Virginia Woolf’s Essayism by Randi Saloman, Modernist Cultures, 9:2 (2014), 314-16.

Review essay on Virginia Woolf and the Theatre by Steven Putzel, In The Hollow of the Wave by Bonnie Kime Scott, Charleston and Monks House by Nuala Hancock, and Virginia Woolf’s The Years edited by Anna Snaith, Times Literary Supplement (25 October 2013).

‘In Brief’ review of The Public and Private Lives of Charlotte and Marie Stopes by Stephanie Green, Times Literary Supplement (11 October 2013).

‘In Brief’ review of Angels of Modernism: Religion, Culture, Aesthetics 1910-1960 by Suzanne Hobson, Times Literary Supplement (31 August 2012).

Review essay on Bloomsbury, Modernism, and the Reinvention of Intimacy by Jesse Wolfe, Virginia Woolf Bulletin, 40 (2012), 64-8.

Review essay on Victorian Biography Reconsidered: A Study of Nineteenth-Century ‘Hidden’ Lives by Juliette Atkinson and Self-Impression: Life Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature by Max Saunders, Journal of Victorian Culture, 17:1 (2012), 108-12.

‘In Brief’ review of Critical Children: The Use of Childhood in Ten Great Novels by Richard Locke, Times Literary Supplement (20 January 2012).

Review of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies (Journal), Times Literary Supplement (4 November 2011).

Review of (Re)Reading John Addington Symonds (Conference), British Association for Victorian Studies Newsletter (Spring/Summer 2011), 12-14.

Review essay on Virginia Woolf’s Common Reader by Katerina Koutsantoni, Virginia Woolf Bulletin, 35 (2010), 57-61.

Review of Autobiography and Natural Science in the Age of Romanticism: Rousseau, Goethe, Thoreau by Bernhard Kuhn, British Society for Literature and Science (2010).

‘Summer Study Day: The Years’, Virginia Woolf Bulletin, 32 (2009), 75-7.

Review of Sex, Lies and Autobiography: The Ethics of Confession by James O’Rourke, Victorian Review, 34:2 (2008), 250-2.

Review of A Show of Emotion: Victorian Sentiment in Prints and Drawings (Temporary Display, Victoria & Albert Museum), Journal of Victorian Culture, 12:2 (2007), 320-3.

Review of Victorian Cultures in Conflict (Conference), British Association for Victorian Studies Newsletter (Autumn 2006), 7-9.

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