Penny Dreadful Reads The Picture of Dorian Gray

This post contains minor plot details from seasons 1-3 of Penny Dreadful. Read on at your own discretion. You may recall that I spent the first part of the year reviewing the last season of Penny Dreadful for the Victorianist blog. In my final post, I talked a bit about the show’s intertextual relationships with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; … Read more

Earthling Cinema: Movies After the Apocalypse

I’ve got apocalypse on the brain this week (possibly because my subconscious is desperate to latch on to anything besides my current thesis chapter), and have also been scouring the internet for teaching aids. The Green brothers have predictably been a highly entertaining source of material, but this week the winning discovery was the YouTube channel Wisecrack. You … Read more

5 Reasons The Giver is Still My Favourite Young Adult Dystopia

So. After a week’s hiatus due to a bout of the flu, I’m back in the saddle (sort of). I watched a lot of Netflix while in bed (mainly Adventure Time, which I’m even more excited about since I discovered it’s post-apocalyptic), and picked up some digital downloads for entertainment as well. One of the films … Read more