Monthly Archives: January 2015

A boy who is pure of heart

Saw this passage from Jenny Offill’s Department of Speculation on Twitter a while ago and am struck by how economically it manages to pack the greatest number of highly offensive assertions about cross-age relationships into the smallest number of words: … Continue reading

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Upcoming events

On Tuesday I’m flying out of the southern summer into the northern winter, and wondering whether I remember how to be cold,* and preparing for three research events where I’ll be speaking: Classics research seminar, Bristol, 27/01/2015 I’m giving a … Continue reading

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Daniel Deronda as 1970s feminist utopia

I woke up today convinced that the purpose of my life is to write a version of Daniel Deronda set in 1970s Australia. This all came about because I am rereading Daniel Deronda, which I first read in 2007 for … Continue reading

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