Author Archives: Melanie

About Melanie

Artist with penchant for art history. Knit-addicted maker of things. Finished a phD thesis on eighteenth-century art. Love for mythology, folklore, music, stories, the trivial, random and accidental. I frequently contradict myself.

Monday Writing: Re-visioning

Originally posted on Dósis :
copyright: Brandy Schillace (for “Fear of the Dark”) You might say that today’s post is not entirely genre specific. It applies as easily to the Reboot as the Dose, as much to fiction writing as…

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Call for Papers | ISECS 2015 Panel—For the Greater Glory of Portugal

Originally posted on Enfilade:
◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ Now accepting proposals for this panel for next year’s ISECS Congress in Rotterdam: For the Greater Glory of Portugal: Cultural Policy and Artistic Trade in the Age of João V ISECS…

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Unfinished work?

The Le Nain Brothers, Three Men and a Boy, c.1647-8, oil on canvas, 54.1 x 64.5cm. National Gallery, London. Very little is known about the French Le Nain brothers,  Antoine, Louis and Mathieu, other than that they shared a studio … Continue reading

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Exhibition | Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination

Originally posted on Enfilade:
◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ This year marks the 250th anniversary of the publication of Horace Walpole’s ’s The Castle of Otranto, and the British Library celebrates with an exhibition exploring the the relationship between the…

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Creative Types

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Selections from One-Star Amazon Reviews of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Originally posted on Biblioklept:
[Ed. note: The following citations come from one-star Amazon reviews of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstien. (See also: Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow, George Orwell’s 1984, Melville’s Moby-Dick, Joyce’s Ulysses and Markson’s Wittgenstein’s Mistress). I’ve preserved the reviewers’ own styles of punctuation and spelling]. Take it from me, a…

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On humans and existence

Currently reading anything I can get my hands on to wrap my head around eighteenth-century French materialist philosophy for my thesis, I came across a passage where La Mettrie shares his thoughts on the origin of humans.  He ponders: “Perhaps … Continue reading

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