To the Lighthouse

A review, a rhapsody on Woolf’s gorgeous and seminal 1927 novel.

“Women talk.”

Originally posted on Cambridge Girl Talk:
Jess Molyneux  It’s not the only example of casual gender stereotyping in F.R.I.E.N.D.S which makes re-watching your favourite teenage TV show a revealing and uncomfortable experience. Ross is annoyed at Chandler for spilling the beans to his girlfriend Janice (who in turn spills them to Ross’s girlfriend Rachel) on…

Charlotte Mew and May Sinclair

Originally posted on Something Rhymed:
We were delighted when Jess Molyneux got in touch. The youngest contributor to Something Rhymed, Jess first contacted us when she was still a sixth-former. We were impressed and touched that she had traveled from Manchester to Nuneaton to attend the George Eliot Fellowship’s Annual Lecture, which we delivered last…

On “healthy” lifestyles

Originally posted on Cambridge Girl Talk:
Jess Molyneux Whether it’s the good pain and the ‘don’t make me laugh’ after you aced an ab workout the night before, the dubious pride of the struggle to make it down the stairs after leg day, or even the thrill you get from pounding to a beat, exercise…

On Political Correctness

Debunking some of the myths surrounding ‘PC gone mad’ and considering the significance of our linguistic choices.

Howards End

On connection, harmony, and female strength in Forster’s masterpiece of a novel.

‘the moon and woman’

‘What special affinities appeared to him to exist between the moon and woman? Her antiquity in preceding and surviving successive tellurian generations: her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence…’

Adam Bede

On George Eliot’s emotive and spectacular first novel.

Reading Jane Austen

On Dr Bill Hutchings’s suggestions for approaching Austen, in a talk at The Portico Library.