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De Quincey and The Gothic

Thomas De Quincey (1785 – 1859) was a prolific periodical writer. He is usually aligned historically with the early English Romantics, and is best known for his remarkable autobiography… 1,003 more words

The Gothic

Confessions of an English Opium Eater (The Secret Life of Books)

One of my favourite BBC documentary series (apart from the ones about nature, of course) is The Secret Life of Books. Famous or respected people, usually authors or academics, spend half an hour chatting about the importance and context of one of their favourite books and examining the original manuscripts. 788 more words

TV / Films

Requested Essay: Jefferson Airplane

A Facebook friend of mine posted the Jefferson Airplane video below (“White Rabbit”) about an hour ago as her commentary on the academic job search. 433 more words