Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome

[Image: Nameless and Friendless, 1857, Emily Mary Osborn] Hello, friends, Romans, and lovers of the creative, historical, queer, and macabre! Thank you for taking the time to visit my attempted cabinet of curiosities.¬†For anyone who may have stumbled across this blog and might be wondering who I am, my name is Emily, I’m a writer […]

Mythic Monsters, Living Fossils, and Liminal Spaces: The Essex Serpent

[This story was published on October 14 on the BAVS Neo-Victorian blog. Read the original story at¬†victorianist.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/neo-victorian-review-mythic-monsters-living-fossils-and-liminal-spaces-the-essex-serpent.] In late September of this year, I was lucky enough to hear Sarah Perry reflect on her second novel, The Essex Serpent, at an evening event held at Royal Holloway. With wit and humour, Perry discussed her process […]