This year marks the 110th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s death, and though it might sound a bit macabre, this may nevertheless be a good celebratory occasion to review the best Alice in Wonderland film adaptations. Perhaps more fascinating than Alice in Wonderland itself is the mind from which the story sprang. Contrastive to his work,Continue reading “The Ten Best Alice in Wonderland Films”
Category Archives: Behind the Classic
By Unpopular Demand: a Review of Alfred Jodocus Kwak (1989)
Here it is: your hip, new, anime review. And yes, while Alfred Jodocus Kwak isn’t all that hip or new, it does technically qualify as an anime. There’s your little tidbit for the day. This, among other facts, is part of the interesting history behind this show (which I will abbreviate to AJK for convenience’sContinue reading “By Unpopular Demand: a Review of Alfred Jodocus Kwak (1989)”
Behind the Classic 3: Marital Intimacy and Women’s Rights in Jude the Obscure
This instalment of the Behind the Classic series looks at the women’s rights movement of the nineteenth century that forms the political backdrop of Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure. More specifically, it will discuss the issue of sex – or, to speak in more appropriate, Victorian terms – “conjugal rights” and a woman’s right toContinue reading “Behind the Classic 3: Marital Intimacy and Women’s Rights in Jude the Obscure”
Behind the Classic 2: The Madwoman in the Attic – A Postcolonial Reading of Jane Eyre
In the ‘Behind the Classic’ series, editor-in-chief Roselinde takes you on a trip to well-known novels and their less well-known backstories. In this second instalment, she takes you through a postcolonial reading of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre.
Behind the Classic: Charles Dickens and the Politics of Christmas
In the new ‘Behind the Classic’ series, editor-in-chief Roselinde takes you on a trip to well-known novels and their less well-known backstories. In this first, seasonally appropriate instalment, she explores the political backdrop of the most famous Christmas story of all: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.