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Jem Bloomfield

Dr. Jem Bloomfield studied at the universities of Oxford and Exeter and is currently an Associate Lecturer in Drama at Oxford Brookes. His research covers the performance of Early Modern drama and the various ways it has been adapted and co-opted throughout the centuries. His own plays include "Bewick Gaudy", which won the Cameron Mackintosh Award for New Writing, and he is working on a version of Oliver Goldsmith's comedy "She Stoops To Conquer". His writing on arts, culture, and politics have appeared in "California Literary Review", "Strand Magazine" and "Liberal Conspiracy". He blogs at "Quite Irregular" and can be found on Twitter @jembloomfield

Stories By Jem Bloomfield

  • Crime Fiction

    Gentlemen and Players

    By May 5, 2020

    Yet it is the amateur, the eccentric and the outsider who plays the hero in the...

  • Fiction Reviews

    The Solution to History

    By May 2, 2020

    These days the historical mystery buff can choose from works featuring Owen Archer, Prioress Eleanor, Petroc...

  • Fiction Reviews

    Who Didn’t Do It?

    By April 30, 2020

    The “golden age” of detective fiction, which began roughly with Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles,...

  • Fiction Reviews

    Book of Hours

    By April 29, 2020

    Clocks, with their symbolic freight of time and plot, can serve as weapons with which the...

  • Horror

    Family Values

    By April 28, 2020

    Their glossy and frequently rather smug “postmodernism”, which refuses to acknowledge any authority other than previous...

  • Fiction Reviews

    The Key to the Case

    By April 26, 2020

    The locked room mystery has been a staple of detective fiction since Edgar Allan Poe’s The...

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