A few searches for Vernon Lee seem to have landed on this blog. I featured Ms Lee as a link to JSTOR article some months before. Interest sufficiently piqued, I decided to look up her work and found the text of her book Hauntings.
The opening line is fantastic as it sets the mood and draws you in with the promise of mystery.
We were talking last evening—as the blue moon-mist poured in through the old-fashioned grated window, and mingled with our yellow lamplight at table—we were talking of a certain castle whose heir is initiated (as folk tell) on his twenty-first birthday to the knowledge of a secret so terrible as to overshadow his subsequent life.
It’s a tale as old as time. Updated for the 21st century with power couple John Cena and Nikki Bella. Still with a dash of Jane Austen.
Software Engineering Modeling Applied to English Verb Classification (and Poetry) ends the paper with a software engineering model of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s The Arrow and the Song, resulting in a strange and beautiful (but mostly strange) thing.
From Atlas Obscura: How Anti-Plagiarism Software Led Scholars to a New Shakespeare Source Text. Shakespeare apparently cribbed a few passages from the work of one George North.
D’Asimov à Star Wars: Représentations politiques dans la science-fiction on JSTOR is a book that covers — as the title already gives away — political systems in popular science fiction universes. It seems to be available only in French, but that’s no problem because, thanks to Duolingo, je peux déjà lire le français.
Ursula K. Le Guin has passed away at age 88. Would that we could still reach her via ansible.
From JSTOR: Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America. All chapters seem to be available. I’ve only managed to skim the introduction and, boy, this is quite dense. It covers all the beats for modern comics theory and links them with various literary and political theories. Should make for interesting bedside reading.