Category Archives: Black Mischief

Summer Solstice Roundup

–A new biography has been written of Lord Beaverbrook, primary model for Lord Copper in Waugh’s novel Scoop. This is reviewed by Richard Davenport-Hines in the current TLS. The review opens with this: There have been previous biographies of the … Continue reading

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New Academic Journal Features Article about Waugh and Parties

A new academic journal has been announced by H-Net.org (Humanities and Social Sciences Online). This is the Journal of Festive Studies. As explained in H-Net’s announcement releasing the first issue: Journal of Festive Studies is an open access, peer-reviewed title publishing … Continue reading

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Waugh and Albatross

Naomi Milthorpe, the editor of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh volume of Black Mischief, has posted a report of her research at the Harry Ransom Center (University of Texas). This is on the University of Leicester staffblog and relates to … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo Roundup

Today is Cinco de Mayo which celebrates the victory of Mexico over the French Empire in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. The Mexicans lost to the French about a year later but still mark this victory of their smaller … Continue reading

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Waughlandias

The Australian online journal Traveller.com has posted an article inspired by the latest (and final) series of Game of Thrones. That story is set in the imaginary Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and the article’s author Ute Junker moves from that … Continue reading

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Winter Evelyn Waugh Studies

The Winter 2018 issue (No. 49.3) of Evelyn Waugh Studies has been published. The contents are described below. A copy is posted on the EW Society website: ARTICLES Jacqueline Condon, “The Mystery of Grace: Brideshead Revisited as a Chestertonian Detective … Continue reading

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Academic Roundup: Vagabond-language and decadent arcadias

The following articles appeared in academic journals during 2018 and were not previously mentioned in our postings. Abstracts or excerpts from introductory materials are provided as available: –Helena M. Tomko, “A Good Laugh is Hard to Find: From destructive satire … Continue reading

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Roundup: Lenten Love and Lots of Books

–In the Church Life Journal published by University of Notre Dame, Patrick Tomassi has written an essay on the themes of love in Brideshead Revisited and their particular relevance to the observance of Lent. Here is a summary: Sorting out … Continue reading

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Literary Chagford

The following paragraphs open a recent story in The Moorlander, a local Dartmoor area newspaper: Chagword, Dartmoor’s Literary Festival, [was held last] weekend with big named authors coming to the festival in Chagford, but literary links go much further back, … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh: The Restless Years

Duncan McLaren has embarked on a new chapter in his online history of Waugh. This is the period of 1930-37 between the breakup of his first marriage and the celebration of his second. He has posted the first installment, as … Continue reading

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