Advice from a 19th Century Governess and How Writing About Writing Has Changed

Column by Leah Dearborn November 19, 2021
Writers have always loved to give advice, even when it’s not solicited.

Jasper Fforde's 'Thursday Next' Series, the Natural Progression for Harry Potter Fans

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at Jasper Fforde's 'Thursday Next' series (starting with 'The Eyre Affair') as a spiritual companion to Harry Potter.

5 Explosive Gothic Bonfires

Column by Leah Dearborn September 24, 2015
Is there an underlying reason for this theme, or do old mansions just make really good tinder for marshmallow roasting?

David Thomson's 'Suspects' and the Questionable Validity of Fan Fiction

Column by Bart Bishop August 13, 2015
An exploration of the proliferation of fan fiction in the Internet age compared to earlier literary reimaginings of characters, with David Thomson's Suspects given particular attention.
Bookshots: 'How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned from Reading too Much' by

Bookshots: 'How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned from Reading too Much' by Samantha Ellis

Review by Leah Dearborn
In 'How to Be a Heroine,' Ellis teases apart what makes the Lizzy Bennets and Cathy Earnshaws of the world tick, and what they’ve contributed to her own life.

Your Favorite Book Sucks: 'Jane Eyre'

Column by Daniel Hope April 16, 2014
Let's just say what we've all been thinking: 'Jane Eyre' sucks.

Scandalous! Is Edward Rochester A Feminist?

Column by Meredith Borders June 29, 2012
Welcome to a new column here at LitReactor in which Meredith boldly voices an unpopular opinion about a beloved novel.