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Anthony Trollope’s He Knew He Was Right: a scrutiny of clinical melancholia

Marcus Stone, “Trevelyan at Casalunga” Dear friends and readers, Though it’s been some time since I taught Trollope’s He Knew He Was Right, and I have published a chapter of my book (Trollope on the ‘Net) on this novel, and...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 4 Jun 2019

Aging: Kaleidoscope, Lear, Cranford Chronicles …. return to Gaskell

Florence Lacey, Kaleidoscope (A review) Friends and readers, Probably a coincidence which I’m noticing because I’m aging, but aging was and is the topic of the two plays and films I’ve gone to or been watching this week: this past Thursday,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 28 May 2017

Victorian Web: Martha Stannard Holmes’s Fictions of Affliction

Dear friends and readers, I’m glad to be able to report my review of Martha Stannard Holmes’s Fictions of Affliction: Physical Disability in Victorian Culture has now become available on the Victorian Web. Although published some 6 to 7 years...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 Apr 2016

Trollope’s Barchester Towers: an extraordinary book — And why are there no police?

From the paratexts of Plater’s Barchester Chronicles (1983) Dear friends and readers, I’ve decided to share my lecture and class discussion notes on Barchester Towers at the OLLI at Mason because we had such a good time over the book. I have...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 19 Apr 2015

Downton Abbey: Bates and Thomas, as the outsiders

First season, 2nd episode: Bates (Brendan Coyle) accosts Thomas (Rob James-Collier) Dear friends and readers, I’m now well into Season 4 on this this journey of mine through Downton Abbey and have begun to notice a parallel: repeatedly both John...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 6 Jun 2014

Twelve Years as a Slave — Moby Dick

Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northrup re-named Plat when a slave (Twelve Years a Slave, directed Steven McQueen, screenplay John Ridley) Jay Morris Hunter as Ahab (Moby Dick, San Francisco opera production, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer) Dear friends and...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 Nov 2013

Winston Graham: an annotated bibliography & dust jackets

Winston Graham — from his middle years Robin Ellis, recently — very important in shaping and keeping memory of Poldark alive (Making Poldark in a 3rd edition) Dear friends and readers, I’m delighted (and honored) to be able to report...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Oct 2013

Andrew Davies’s “little quarrels” with Anthony Trollope

TWWLN (Pt 2, Ep 12): fierce quarrel between Paul Montague (Cillian Murphy) and Roger Carbury (Douglas Hodge) Dear friends and readers, I am happy to be able to say the paper on “Masculinity and Epistolarity in Andrew Davies’s Trollope films”...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 9 Oct 2013

Hyde Park on the Hudson — quirky mode costume drama

George V pushing Roosevelt’s wheelchair into the library where they can talk freely Same night, Daisy smoking freely by small cottage on the grounds of Hyde Park Dear friends and readers, Until I read the reviews which came out around the time...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 20 Jul 2013

Gosford Park & Downton Abbey

Gosford Park: Upstairs Gosford Park: Downstairs, Dear friends and readers, Notwithstanding Rumor to the contrary, Gosford Park and Downton Abbey, both scripted by Julian Fellowes, are distinctively different stories. Robert, Earl of Grantham, the controlling...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 1 Jun 2013

Disability studies — Victorian literature

Adam (Hugh Dancy in key role): a movie about an autistic young man Dear friends and readers, On the large academic literary listserv, Victoria, there appeared a query where for a second time someone requested examples of “cripples” in a disquieting...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 3 May 2013

Recent Popular Fiction & Film: more & openly disabled characters; the effect of fandoms

Society is no comfort/To one not sociable — Shakespeare, Imogen, Cymbeline, IV:2, 12-13 The Walking Stick: Deborah (Samantha Eggar) badly lamed leaning on Leigh (David Hemmings) (1970, Eric Till, Winston Graham, George Bluestone) Dear friends and...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 19 Apr 2013

Downon Abbey: First number, first season re-watched

Among the very first shots Dear friends and readers, I began a re-watching of Downton Abbey last night; how often I’ll do this re-watching I don’t know since I have several projects which are intended to produce papers for conferences, published...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 27 Mar 2013

For those interested in film adaptations: writing novels with films in mind

The Walking Stick first shots (Samantha Eggar as Deborah) Dear friends and readers, Last night I watched a re-digitalized (rescued, brought back) film from the 1970s made from an early book of Winston Graham’s, The Walking Stick, very powerful...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 Feb 2013

Winston Graham’s other historical fiction; sex, violence, disability in his novels; a 3rd Making Poldark

Poldark Country: a semi-imaginary map of Poldark places and Cornwall Dear friends and readers, I’ve really too much to say about the Graham, his fiction and films made from his stories for one blog. I’ve put off writing for too long, to be...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 18 Jan 2013

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