Lisa Spiro of the Digital Scholarship in the Humanities blog recently cited Romantic Circles as an exemplary "online community" for its long-standing devotion to diverse scholarly pursuits in a digital environment. Her post addresses the relative dearth of collaborative work in the humanities as compared to the sciences but also points to the digital humanities as a rich source
We are very pleased to announce that the new Romantic Circles Reviews site has launched! While the entirety of our reviews archive is of course accessible at this new url, we've changed the back end of our site along with the front end, allowing us to streamline the production process: our hope is to address scholarly conversations in as close to real-time as possible, publishing reviews of the books of today, rather than those of 2004. Over the coming months, we'll be publishing very new reviews, as well as clearing out some of the older backlog of reviews -- it should be an exciting time!
Apropos of our recent post on the zombified rewrite of Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a selection for this year's prestigious Hugo Awards (science fiction) endeavors to write Frankenstein into Austen's novel--or vice versa. Up for the best novelette category, John Kessel's "Pride and Prometheus" chronicles a meeting between Pride's bookish Mary Bennet and Frankenstein's namesake.
It seems worth noting, in the vein of our recent Coraline post, some of the Romantic ties to Watchmen, the superhero movie that has been quite visible since its debut earlier this month. The film is based on the 1986 comic book series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Its trailer is below: