By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Lara Rutherford-Morrison has a PhD in 19th-century British literature. Her research focuses on the ways that contemporary pop culture reimagines the 19th century (in films, fiction, comics, and so on), which is mainly an excuse to watch period movies and read trashy books. She lives in Montreal.

  1. This post, and several others to appear in due course, are generously sponsored by a gentleman-scholar from County San Francisco, supportive of the production and assessment of nasty novels, dealing familiarly with gamblers, misandrists and flashy reprobates. Said gentleman-scholar has re-upped his donation, so keep pitching me, academics longing for freedom. Lara Rutherford-Morrison's previous work for The Toast can be found here.

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  2. This post, and several others to appear in due course, are generously sponsored by a gentleman-scholar from County San Francisco, supportive of the production and assessment of nasty novels, dealing familiarly with gamblers, misandrists and flashy reprobates. Said gentleman-scholar has re-upped his donation, so keep pitching me, academics longing for freedom. Many of us are justifiably sick of vampire stories. In the last decade, popular culture has been saturated by them, in forms ranging…

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