Welcome to The Clearihue Corner!

Brought to you by the English Students’ Association, The Clearihue Corner is a literary podcast for UVic English students. Tune in to hear discussions on some of our favourite topics from English literature. Hosted by John Fitzsimmons and Alicia Murray. Produced by Mariah MacWilliam. Created by Teresa Sammut (BA ’21). Music by Christopher Warren. Cover art by Teresa Sammut.

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Cover art by Teresa Sammut

Episodes

Episode One—The Gothic Heroine

In this episode we discuss the nature of the Gothic throughout time and space, the importance of the Gothic heroine, and her iconic role within this revolutionary genre. We dive into works such as Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1847), Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret (1862), and the works of American author Shirley Jackson with guest Tiegan Suddaby!

Episode Two—The Language of War

In this episode of The Clearihue Corner, we discuss the crucial topics surrounding war literature—idealized tragedy, nationalism, and the lost generation. We reflect on the broader implications of war throughout centuries and how shifting attitudes affect our understanding of war in literature and culture today. Most importantly, we dive into some close readings of important works such as “Flanders Field” (1915), “The Charge of the Light Brigade” (1854), and “Dulce et Decorum 1st” (1921).

Episode Three—“Thank U, (Next?)”: A Review of Netflix’s Bridgerton

In this episode of The Clearihue Corner, we talk about all things good, bad, and sexual in the new Netflix series, Bridgerton. We review the show in its entirety and discuss the implications of garden settings, historical accuracy, and, most importantly, the portrayal of heightened sexuality. *Read in Lady Whistledown’s voice:* “Beware, dear listener, there are surely spoilers ahead!”*

Guests: Emily Frampton and Errin Johnston-Watson

Episode Four—”How About That Schnitzel?” And Other Gilmore Girl Things!

*Queue “Where You Lead” by Carole King* In this episode of The Clearihue Corner, we discuss the cult-classic early 2000’s tv show, Gilmore Girls. From small-town quirks to wholesome relationships, we review the show and track the positive (and negative) development of Rory Gilmore, the experience of changing friendships, controversial romantic relationships, and, of course, the infamous mother-daughter antics! So grab some coffee from Luke’s and tune in as we talk about a beloved part of our teenage years. Content warning: There will be major spoilers for both the original series and the new Netflix adaptation, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. But, as Lorelai says, Oi with the poodles already!

Guests: Emily Frampton and Errin Johnston-Watson