Queer: A Graphic History

There’s something comforting about picture books. They help us navigate words and worlds when we are learning how to read. For the more mature reader, graphic novels can also have the same impact – big ideas made simple by accompanying images. I recently read Queer: A Graphic History and actually feel somewhat comforted – I think I…

A Queer Blindspot: Terror and Wonder at the British Library

I visited the British Library’s new exhibition, ‘Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination’ last week and don’t think I’ve ever had such strong feelings about an exhibition. The objects are beautiful and plentiful – the exhibition covers so much in terms of content and time-scale. It’s aesthetically breathtaking, and as with Georgians Revealed, hosted in the same…