Janet formed part of the panel discussing Aphra Behn on 12 Oct on BBC Radio 4. You can listen to the Podcast here. Melvyn Bragg and guests, including Janet, discussed Aphra Behn (1640-1689), who made her name and her living as a playwright, poet and writer of fiction under the Restoration. Virginia Woolf wrote of her: […]
I am delighted to have contributed an article on Geoffrey Humphries, who painted my official portrait for Lucy Cavendish College. The portrait is reproduced in this beautiful book.
Review in JASNA Newsletter February 2017 A Gothic Genius A Man of Genius By Janet Todd. Bitter Lemon Press, 347 pages. Hardcover. $24.95. Review by Diana Birchall. This novel is not about Jane Austen or her writing, nor does she put in an appearance. Yet it could hardly have been written without her, for its […]
DATE 08 March 2017 TIME 9.30am – 5pm VENUE The Guildhall REGISTER YOUR PLACE BOOK NOW SHARE Conference As part of the celebrations for Hull as UK City of Culture 2017 the University of Hull is hosting an interdisciplinary celebration of the life, work and legacy of the political theorist and activist Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797). […]
Starting on February 07, 2017 19:00 At ROSL London Clubhouse firstname.lastname@example.org To mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen – the mother of the modern novel – the 2017 Literary Series begins with a discussion on adapting Austen’s novels for the screen and stage. How does one bring to life Austen’s trademark […]
Thursday 12 January 2017 14.30 – Opening Remarks: Roberto Vecchi (Direttore Dipartimento LILEC), Lilla Maria Crisafulli (GEMMA e EDGES), Rita Monticelli (Centro sull’Utopia) and Serena Baiesi (CISR) 15.00 – Video-Conference: A Conversation with Janet Todd (Emeritus Professor of the Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge), My Life with Three Women: Aphra Behn, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Jane Austen I was very honoured to be the […]
I need to let the proofs of the revised biography go! But there is always something else intriguing about Aphra Behn, something I desperately want to know, or even for a moment think I might be able to find out. While all the while knowing she will always be mysterious.
Review by Judith Baragwanath A MAN OF GENIUS JANET TODD (NEWSOUTH BOOKS, $34.99) Ann St Clair is a novelist living in Regency England. She writes “Gothic pap” and is a bit of a restless soul. One night, she meets another writer, Robert James, at a dinner party and everything changes. He’s an oddball, but highly amusing […]
Literary bloggers The Emerald City Book Review- June 3 2016 What happens when an eminent scholar and biographer turns her hand to fiction? In the case of Janet Todd’s A Man of Genius, we get a highly distinctive, engrossing tale of mystery and madness, centering on a woman writer of one of those “horrid books” that […]
*Library Journal – May 26 When Ann St. Clair, a writer of gothic novels, first meets Robert James at a literary gathering, she, like all his Grub Street friends, is awed by his brilliance. Her admiration deepens into something much more powerful and intimate, but as the couple flee to post-Napoleonic Europe in search of […]