It’s finally here! We make NO APOLOGIES for the length of this episode. We’ve been building up to this allllll season, because there is just so much to say about this fantastic, fantastic book.
Do yourself a favour and make haste, run out and grab a copy of Gaudy Night and immerse yourself in what is considered the first feminist mystery novel. We’ll wait.
- All the info about DLS’s life at Oxford is sourced from Mutual Admiration Society, by Mo Moulton.
- Somerville College, Dorothy L. Sayers’ alma mater, currently has an article online: Celebrating 100 Years of Degrees for Women. While you’re over there, you can check out the college itself, if you are so inclined.
- The University of Oxford’s official information, including a Glossary, and an explanation about Academic Dress, to answer all of your questions about gowns, sub fusc, and most importantly, socks.
- Mercury Fountain at Christ Church, Oxford.
- Here’s a link to the clip from The Big Lebowski, featuring a drawing that may or may not look like the poison pen drawings.
- In case you don’t know what punting is, and you want to.
- A translation of all the Latin in Gaudy Night. Big thanks to Ellen Brundige for this!
- Oxford in context: the Rhodes Must Fall campaign and why it matters; Oxford accused of being apologists for British colonialism; racism in contemporary Oxford.
- Two articles about the impact of the pandemic on women: The Coronavirus is a Disaster for Feminism; This Pandemic Threatens to Undo What Generations of Feminists Have Fought For.