“If you could see your whole life laid out in front of you, would you change things?” This is the question at the heart of Ted Chiang’s 2002 novella, Story of Your Life, and the themes of free will and personal responsibility such a question inspires are … Continue reading How the short story that inspired Arrival helps us interpret the film’s major twist
With our final event of the 2017/18 year now only a week away comes a last minute panel change: Professor Stevie Davies is unfortunately no longer able to join us, but in her place we are thrilled to be hosting Dr. Márta Minier, Lecturer in Drama at the University of South Wales. Márta will join our two other expert speakers, Dr. Amber Pouliot and Dr. Catherine Paula Han, to discuss Emily Brontë and Wuthering Heights.
If you haven’t yet grabbed your tickets, they are free on Eventbrite but going quickly – get yours here!
Writing for The Guardian in October 2016, John Mullan looked at the development of the contemporary thriller genre and examined how Collins’ “melodramatic crowd-pleasers” laid the groundwork for titles such as Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl (2012) and Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train (2015). Read what he had to say about The Moonstone here.
The Moonstone has been the subject of numerous adaptations for television, radio and film, the most recent of these being by the BBC in 2016 and starring Terenia Edwards, Joshua Silver and John Edwards.
Our next BookTalk event will focus on Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone, marking the 150 year anniversary of its first publication in 1868. The Moonstone is considered by many to be the first novel of detective fiction. T. S. Eliot described it as “the first, the longest, and … Continue reading BookTalk event, 16th May 2018: Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone
Tonight’s event on The Facts of Life will feature a short video introduction and Q&A conducted over video link with Paula herself, followed by two speakers who will discuss the formal aspects of the graphic novel and psychological aspects of fertility. Get your tickets on Eventbrite now!
The third and final part of Paula Knight’s guest piece, originally written for Forbidden Planet International in December 2017. Parts I and II are also available. I’m interested in the natural world and how human beings think they are somehow apart from nature when, in … Continue reading Paula Knight on The Facts of Life, Part III