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"Three ordinary, normal old women" : Agatha Christie's Uses of Shakespeare (2018)
Journal Article
Bloomfield, J. (2018). "Three ordinary, normal old women" : Agatha Christie's Uses of Shakespeare. Shakespeare, doi:10.1080/17450918.2018.1553891

This article draws on recent scholarship on Shakespearean allusions and crime fiction to develop an in-depth exploration of Agatha Christie's quotations from the playwright. These quotations do not tend to point to the murderer or give clues to the p... Read More

“My Eucharist to the people of District 11”:bread, sacrifice and thanksgiving in The Hunger Games (2017)
Journal Article
Bloomfield, J. (2017). “My Eucharist to the people of District 11”:bread, sacrifice and thanksgiving in The Hunger Games. Theology, 120(3), doi:10.1177/0040571X16684430

The imagery of bread in The Hunger Games provides an opportunity to read the novel within a Christian tradition alert to themes of suffering, sacrifice and solidarity. This article examines how the novel “re-enchants” bread as both a site of ideolog... Read More